“Australian Literature helps me to expand the boundaries of my own experience.” Experiencing the world is something that occurs constantly, in different ways and on different levels; literature gives us a clear insight on these experiences gained from Australia, both through urban and wild landscapes. Australian Literature, and the learning of it … More Australia, Australia. (Summative Entry AU)
Creative: Write a letter to Patrick White telling him what you think of any one of the texts you have read this week. Dear Mr White, You have a way of capturing your audience’s attention at the very beginning of your works. When I see the title, The Prodigal Son, I imagine gaining an understanding of a … More Dear Mr White…
Hi Jesse, Your blog post this week was very succinct and to the point, which I liked. Your ability to link the last line of Franklin’s writing to earlier parts showed a really thorough exploration of the themes of loneliness, but also the successes in life. Your structure is also excellent here, as your … More Weary Writing. (Peer Review #7)
Hi Julie, Firstly, I really love your style of writing in this blog post! I absolutely fell in love with it, as your use of enjambment created an absolutely beautiful flow of words in your poem. The short and succinct language allowed for each word to have a very important role to play in the … More Prose Paragraphs (Peer Review #6)
Critical: Discuss the significance of the last line of “The Orange Tree” John Shaw Neilson’s poem explores the idealistic nature of watching and experiencing the world, over questioning it. The orange tree in his poem of the same name is a communicative force that moves the entire poem into its central theme of living … More Freedom as Sweet as Citrus.
CREATIVE Write a paragraph of prose in the style of Henry Lawson. The dry air fills my lungs in a weird sort of comforting way, like a congested hug from a friend that you can’t detach from. Slightly uncomfortable, very constricting, but welcome. The wheels that tread the reddened ground raise the individual pieces of … More Engraved in my Mind
Hi Rosita, I really enjoyed your blog post this week, I feel like you were very succinct and showed an excellent understanding of Meridith’s works. Your ability to pinpoint specific quotes and techniques gave your work a strong argument which I really enjoyed reading. However, I would have loved to see a bit more comparison … More The voices of Authors (Peer Review #5)