The eldest child of Phillip Wright and his first wife, Ethel, she spent most of her formative years in Brisbane and Sydney. Then, she had also worked with Clem Christesen on the literary magazine Meanjinthe first edition of which was published in late Their daughter Meredith was born in the same year. They married inbut Jack was to live only until
Judith Wright brilliantly articulates the mixed feelings of excitement and pain caused by the unexpected appearence of the night herons.
The night herons metaphorically represent the primitive australianness. The poem brilliantly encapsulates a brief moment of the appearence of the night herons. Despite the brevity of their stay, the birds trigger powerful nostalgia in the people.
The time referred to is a day after the rain which has brought in a sense of tranquility. The street mentioned has a bearing of the after-effects of rain.
It is illuminated with the gleam of yellow light. The birds suddenly appear and march magestically down the road. The beauty of the description surfaces when the poet personifies the windows being flowered with the eyes of the excited children looking at the birds.
The news of the birds reaches people at the speed of light. Despite the assemblage of the curious people, the atmosphere is quiet.
The people are insistent on quietness and 'everyone says hush'. When the herons are marching ahead, the expression of the people grows wilder than the birds. The birds open up a repertoire of mixed feelings in the women.
They go backto their youth life. This feeling of nostalgia subtly refers the past of the nation. Conclusively, the herons go away and the poem ends witha note of lights fading away.
Twist E R BraithwaiteThe poem 'twist' is a powerful expression of black consciousness, a movement that marks the battle of the blacks for upliftment of the socially downtrodden. Braithwaite uses no conventional poetic features to emphatically propangadise the black culture.
The poem serves as a reminder of the vast cultural heritage of the blacks. The use of certain adjectives implies the social status of the blacks. Hence, despite its brevity, the poem is effective enough in capturing the spirit of the black consciousness movement.
The poet refers to a town which is described as 'shanty', to indicate the poverty of the blacks as opposed to their cultural affluence, which is mentioned in the subsequent lines. The place appears to be an inn where there is an assemblage of young girls. There is a deliberate reference to their colour as black, brown and a mixture of black and brown.
Thus the reference to skin colour is reminiscent of the apartheid movement ofSouth Africa. The cultural significance of the poem surfaces through the description of the dance 'twist'. The poet is all appreciation for the performer who arouses a sensual thirst in her audience.
The poet draws our attention to the graceful movement of the hips of the performer to the tunes of the jukebox, which brings in a thunder of hunger in the bellies of the audience. Thus the poem serves as a celebration of black heritage.Start studying Horses by Edwin Muir.
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