Poetry: Bruce Dawe (selection from Sometimes Gladness)
the ways in which texts are influenced by other texts and by contexts
the relationship between conventions of genre, audience expectations and interpretations of texts
respond personally, critically and imaginatively to a range of literary texts drawn from Australian and other historical, contemporary and cultural contexts and traditions
how the choice and combinations of mode and form transform texts
the ways in which informed reading influences interpretation of texts
how readings are constructed as a result of the reading practices or strategies that readers apply and as a result of readers relating the text to their understandings of the world. In this way, multiple readings of a text are possible.
the ways in which texts resemble and/or refer to other texts, including through parody, imitation, appropriation and transformation; and the ways in which adaptations of earlier texts allow new insights into original texts
how aspects of literary texts have been appropriated into popular culture
the ways in which different literary forms may evolve by blending and borrowing conventions from other texts and/or genres
the use of literary techniques, including poetic, dramatic and narrative structure and devices
the use of a combination of sound and visual devices in literary texts.
selecting appropriate argument and evidence to support readings/interpretations
experimenting with different modes, media and forms.
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In this excerpt, Dawe reads his poem “Little Red Fox”. Again, the subject matter is everyday and familiar; we are given a portrait of how the writer remembers his father. A big issue of the poem – that the spirit of a wild thing is so easily broken – recurs throughout several of his later poems.
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Australian literature 2022. Britannica School. Retrieved 23 May 2022, from https://school.eb.com.au/levels/high/article/Australian-literature/109390#33328.toc
Bernard Lane n.d., ‘THE FACE - Bruce Dawe’, Australian, The, viewed 23 May 2022, <https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=azh&AN=200107071R03565236&site=ehost-live>.
Vidar, S 2007, ‘Bruce Dawe’, Guide to Literary Masters & Their Works, p. 1, viewed 23 May 2022, <https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lfh&AN=103331LM14749790201919&site=lrc-live>.