The Poetry Of Judith Wright Conveys A Strong Sense Of 'australian Identity'.

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Australian Identity as evident in the poetry of Judith WrightThe poetry of Judith Wright conveys a strong sense of 'Australian Identity'. This is evident though Wright's strong connection to the landscape as it acts as a metaphor to describe her attitude towards her homeland and the issues which concern herThe poetry of Judith Wright conveys a strong sense of 'Australian Identity'. This is evident though Wright's strong connection to the landscape, using descriptions and personifications of the landscape for the Australian landscape to act as a Metaphor to describe the poets attitude towards her homeland and issues which concern the poet. This treatment of using the landscape to convey feelings is used in 'South of My Days' and 'Bora Ring'. Wright also has a strong connection to the past, the heritage of Australia which reveals her Australian conscience, her link with Australia's past coupled with her strong link to the land. Wright's 'Australian Identity' is firmly established through per poetry with her use of ideas that have become synonymous with the Australian stereotype: what people recognise as being uniquely 'Australian'. This includes her mention of bushrangers, the reference to the lost Aboriginal corroboree, the description of the stereotypical Australian outback and the attitudes shown by both herself and the characters in her poems: characteristics recognised as 'typically Australian'. These features of her poetry have established Wright as a truly 'Australian' poet.Judith Wright has a strong connection to the Australian landscape, and the ideas she conveys through her poetry are very much steeped in nature. This link to the Australian landscape immediately distinguishes Wright as an Australian poet and this is especially evident in 'South of my Days'. Wright describes this connection in the first line as 'part of my blood's country'. The use of the word 'blood' in connection to the land shows this strong bond, immediately identifying Wright as a part of the Australian landscape, rather than her being just an admirer. This 'blood' connection to the Australian landscape is an integral part of Wright's 'Australian Identity' as it is created through her poetry. Wright's 'blood' connection to the landscape thus enables her to express her feelings through descriptions of the landscape, allowing the land to become a metaphor for the way that she feels. The 'bony slopes wincing under the winter' aptly describes Wright's feelings towards the coming of winter and the feeling is emphasised through the use of Personification. Again this highlights Wright's bond to the land as elements of the landscape are described as if the poet herself were feeling it. Such a powerful connection to the land defines Wright as Australian as a result of such a strong link to the landscape.In Judith Wright's poetry the landscape acts metaphorically to describe her feelings towards what is being addressed in the poem. This is evident in "Bora Ring" where the...

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