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Grace Lutheran Poetry Club

This is for my english assingment. It is comparing and contrasting two poems that have something in common.
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Samantha Beazley

on 5 August 2013

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Grace Lutheran Poetry Club
Analyse And Discuss
The Poem:
•One of Australia’s native poems
•Describes the Platypus
•Only one type of animal like the platypus

Analyse And Discuss
The Poem:
•Fox being enticed (tempt) to be killed
•Australian animal
•Perceived as vermin
•Poets wants to save the fox

Poem 1: Old man Platypus By Banjo Patterson
Poetic Techniques:
•Rhyme:
Look at a fragment of velvet

brown

/Old Man Platypus drifting
down
•Simile:
They sleep like little brown billiard balls
•Personification:
With his

wife

and his son and daughter
•Onomatopoeia:
Where the reed beds

sweep

and

shiver
•Metaphor:
He shares his burrow beneath the bank
Effectiveness of the Poem:
•Effective
•Different perspective of the animal
•Different way to portray it
The Fox by Geoffrey Dutton
Mood:
•Bliss
•Calm
•Innocent
•Harmony
•Natural
Poetic Techniques:
•Metaphor:
Leave the bones white as mist in the valley
•Symbolism:
That turn green under water but not from jealousy
•Idioms:
And scallop-halves balancing on their delicate hinges
•Mood
Effectiveness of the poem:
Effective
Descriptive & detailed
passion to save animals

Mood:
Hope
Sadness
Pity
Similarities & Differences
Similarities
Differences with Poem 1
Differences with Poem 2
About Australian animals
Written by Australian Poets
Similar poetic devices
About hunting the fox
emotion: sad, pity, and hope
different poets
About platypus remote lifestyle
emotions:Bliss,Calm, Innocent,Harmony & Natural
written in to different time periods
THANK YOU
FOR LISTENING
Bibliography
Old Man Platypus By Patterson. (n.d.). Retrieved July 28, 2013, from Australian Poetry Library: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/old-man-platypus-0023005
Poetic devices and examples. (2013). Retrieved July 20, 2013, from NewsHour Extra Poetry Site: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june00/poetryboxdevicesexamples.html
The Fox By Geffrey Dutton. (n.d.). Retrieved July 28, 2013, from Australian Poetry Library: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dutton-geoffrey/the-fox-0148031

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