Compare and contrast aspects of personal reflection in the poems 'Hunting Snake' by Judith Wright, 'The Woodspurge' by D. G. Rossetti and 'The Cockroach' by Kevin Halligan. Please include tone,...

Compare and contrast aspects of personal reflection in the poems 'Hunting Snake' by Judith Wright, 'The Woodspurge' by D. G. Rossetti and 'The Cockroach' by Kevin Halligan. Please include tone, persona, and literary features.

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These three poems handle personal reflection in a remarkably similar way.  They are all written in a casual first person voice and are similar in length.  All three give the impression of an unhurried persona who falls into a reverie as they observe a small facet of nature.  For example, the walkers in Wright's 'Hunting Snake' poem come across as quite passive in relation to the snake which "quested through the parting grass".  The persona, by contrast, is "Sun-warmed in this late season's grace".  The leisurely, reflective mood of the speaker here is further emphasised by the steady rhythm of alternate rhymes and regular stanza lengths...

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