Early Twentieth Century Writers in Australia

We will be looking at some of these authors more closely next week, so to whet your appetites why not try one or two of these blog topics. 

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Blog Topics for the Early Twentieth Century in Australia.

 orange-trees

  1. Say what do you think Neilson means by the last line of his poem on page 314:

       “I am listening like the Orange Tree”

  1. Create a poem or a short prose paragraph that ends with this line.

 Two soldiers in the trenches

  1. Frederic Manning – from a reading of The Middle Parts of Fortune (365) would you say Manning is for or against the heroism of war?
  1. Who was M.Barnard Eldershaw (426-427) and what was the novel Tomorrow and Tommorw and Tommorrow   Write a brief web link rich introduction to this author.
  1. Last week we looked at Dame Mary Gilmore’s poem about Eve (256); Judith Wright has also written a poem about Eve: “Eve to her Daughters”. Is Judith Wright’s picture of Australian women’s experience as negative as Gilmore’s?

 Adam and Eve and the ire in the Cave with Satan

  1. Rosemary Dobson writes about a biblical almond-tree in “The Almond-tree in the King James Version”. What is special for Dobson about the Almond-tree in the King James Bible
  1. Francis Webb writes about “The Explorer’s Wife” (739). We have looked at a number of explorers so far this semester: Sturt, Flinders, Mitchell. What is the fate of the wife of such an explorer in Webb’s view?

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  1. Gwen Harwood has written a poem “Carnal Knowledge II” (676). Take any one line from this poem and write your own verse describing carnal knowledge.

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