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Bruce Dawe

"Televistas," by Bruce Dawe, is set in a 1970s Australian consumer context. Consumerism is woven into the relationship between the two people who are described. Consumerism is depicted, in fact, as...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2020, 12:28 pm (UTC)

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Bruce Dawe

Bruce Dawe is a very famous poet in Australia, his home country, and in particular he is renowned for using the poetic form to challenge and question social norms of his time. In this poem, he...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012, 7:03 am (UTC)

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The frightening element about the child playing with American "toys" is that it is a substitute for anything real. The mother and child relationship is not one predicated upon love and tenderness....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013, 7:54 am (UTC)

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“Kid Stuff” by Bruce Dawe, an Australian poet, portrays a segment of the author’s life when he adored his older brother, George. It's a tribute to childhood and brotherly love. The author is the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2013, 7:50 pm (UTC)

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Bruce Dawe

In "Americanized," Bruce Dawe is trying to show how consumerism controls every aspect of a person's life, from birth to death. Even as the baby in the first stanza is first entering his house, he...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2017, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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Bruce Dawe's poem "Enter Without So Much as Knocking" can be found in his poetry collection Sometimes Gladness: Collected Poems 1954 - 1992. It was originally written in 1959, and describes the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2015, 10:58 pm (UTC)

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To express the relationship between American consumer dominance and Australian emergence into such a realm, Dawe uses the metaphor of a mother and child. The mother is emotionally distant from the...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2013, 8:10 am (UTC)

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In "Enter Without So Much as Knocking," the contemporary poet Donald Bruce Dawe creates an impression of a suburban family that is materially well-provided for, but spiritually empty. The poem...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2013, 4:48 pm (UTC)

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While "Kid Stuff" definitely addresses the poetic persona's father (the persona in a lyric ballad like this may sometimes be presumed to be the poet though this is not always the case). The father...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013, 2:17 am (UTC)

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