"The poetry of Peter Sckrynecki constructs powerful and often unsettling images of desire for belonging on a personal, social and cultural level." Discuss with reference to three texts.
It can be understood that no one can wholy belong somewhere without desire to do so. Peter Skrzynecki's DATE Immigrant Chronicles including "Migrant hostel" and "St Patricks College" contruct powerful images of not belonging on a social and cultural level. Similarly Anh Do;s DATE "The Happiest Refugee" continues to unsettle its readers with its themese OFÃ¢ÂÂ¦ which reiterate the desire to belong. Throughout the poetry of Peter Skrzynecki's "Migrant Hostel", "St Patricks" and the memoir of Anh Do's "The Happiest Refugee", all three texts manages to construct powerful and often unsettling images of the desire to belonging on a personal, social and cultural level" through the extensive use of poetic techniques in Skrzynecki's poetry and the use of compelling colloquial language in "the Happiest Refugee".
Comment by renee klioufis: You must always have a thesis statement in your introduction. Remember to include the date of publicationAnd your themes!!!
Skrzynecki's poems and Anh Do's memoir portray delicate personal memories of their experiences with their family and environments during the time in which they immigrated from their country of origin to Australia, escaping war confrontations. Comment by renee klioufis: This needs to be in your intro!
Throughout Skrzynecki's poem of "Migrant Hostel" he manages to portray powerful and often unsettling images of belonging as well as not belonging. The title itself immediately presents to the readers a sense of uncertain nature and impermanence, as both the words "migrant" and "hostel" have connotations of not belonging, instability and alienation, which reflect the theme of 'lack of connection or the difficulties of assimilating into a new culture'. There is...