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The man from snowy river analysis

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Claire Goater

on 6 November 2014

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Transcript of The man from snowy river analysis

Born on the 17th of February 1864 at Narrambla, near Orange.
Banjo Paterson
Readers Engagement
Evokes excitement and thrill.

Australia's Representation
Written in the unique perspective of an Australian.
The man from snowy river
The man from snowy river is one of Patersons most famous poems.
By Claire Goater
The man from snowy river analysis
His grandmother encouraged him to read and write verse.
By the 20th century Paterson had a promising literacy career.
Paterson Published his poems in the famous literacy journal called "The bulletin" under the name of "The Banjo" which was named after his favorite horse.
Paterson's poems are influenced by the Australian bushland and horsemanship.
The poem is about a valuable horse who escapes. The owner os offering a pricey sum to anyone who can capture it. All the riders in the area come together to try to capture the horse.

They pursue the wild bush horses and try to cut the valuable horse from the herd. All the bushmen fail but the man from snowy river rides in captures the horse and becomes a legend.
Readers are made to feel enthralled.
The poem takes you on an adventure through the Australian outback.
Gives you an insight into what it is like to be in outback Australia.
Describes the unnameable high country of Australia.
Similes and Imagery
Creates a vivid picture of the scenery and personalities in the poem.
Similes and imagery evokes excitement from the readers.
Readers are made to feel like they are in the outback.
"The old man with his hair as white as snow"
is just one example of the strong use of similes.
"For a horse could never throw him while the saddle girths would stand."
Is an example of the use of imagery.
Rhyming Couplets
Gives the poem rhythm.
Engages the reader.
Tells an important story of the outback.
"And Clancy of the over flow came down to lend a
hand
No better horsemen ever held the
reins
For never horse could throw him while the saddle girths would
stand.
He learned to ride while droving on the
planes"

A Rhyming couplet example
Assists in the engagement of the readers.
Gives the readers an insight into what is happening.
Helps to construct the poem in a interesting and informative way.
Onomatopoeia
Paints a vivid picture int he readers mind as to what is happening in the poem
"And the stock horse snuffs the battle with delight"
Without Onomatopoeia readers wouldn't be able to construct their own representation of Australia.
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