Judith Wright Questions and Answers

Judith Wright

Though Eve does not directly address her daughters until the eighth stanza, this poem is a clear warning to women about the dangers of scientific advancement and of being the "submissive" gender...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2021, 8:05 pm (UTC)

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Your summary of Judith Wright’s poem “Woman to Man” could unfold stanza by stanza. In the first stanza, you meet the speaker. The speaker is holding a “seed.” In the second stanza, it becomes...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2020, 5:49 pm (UTC)

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In this very short story, two children throw a meat ant—also known as a gravel ant, a large ant that appears throughout the continent of Australia—into a sandy pit for an ant-lion larvae to...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2019, 4:45 pm (UTC)

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There is a mournful assonance in the opening words of the poem, with the long "o" sounds of "song" and "gone" emphasizing a sense of loss. The tribal dances, rituals and stories are "useless" and...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020, 8:24 am (UTC)

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The major theme that is addressed in this powerful poem is the conflict between man and nature, and the way that even today, in our technological age, nature is, in some cases, still dangerous...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2013, 6:08 am (UTC)

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In order to understand this question, we first need to understand what a theme is. In literary terms, a theme is a key topic or idea a work is discussing. Sometimes, the themes in a piece are...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2019, 2:10 pm (UTC)

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This poem is obviously rooted in biblical imagery and ideas. The two references to Moses, the "shouted prayers and prophecies," the "apocalyptic dream," of the journey—all these attest to the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019, 3:58 am (UTC)

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Judith Wright's poem "Hunting Snake" tells of a couple who freeze to watch as a "great black snake" slithers by them. Frozen by his presence, the couple stands still as they contemplate the snake,...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2013, 1:50 am (UTC)

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The poem “South of My Days” by Judith Wright starts as a reminiscence about a particular landscape, which the narrator describes as “part of my blood’s country”—that is, their homeland. The first...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019, 1:14 am (UTC)

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Judith Wright, by now, is known as the icon of Australian poetry that is replete with a consciousness for ecological preservation. Such poetry has to concentrate on the variegated forms of natural...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013, 4:21 pm (UTC)

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This poem "Half Caste Girl" by Judith Wright is about a mixed-race girl who has died. The afterlife for this girl, who was half Aboriginal, half white, is a purgatory for the Aboriginal side of the...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2018, 1:55 am (UTC)

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Judith Wright is largely known for poems focusing on aboriginal Australia and Australian issues, whereas a lot of Seamus Heaney poems focus on his native Ireland. Still, there are plenty of...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2020, 3:36 am (UTC)

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Among the literary devices that Judith Wright uses are metaphor, alliteration, and assonance. In the last stanza, she also uses allusion. A metaphor is a direct comparison of two unlike things for...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019, 5:37 am (UTC)

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Structure in poetry is a complex subject since it can have either closed structure as in Classical forms or open structure as in modernist and post-modernist poems. Poetic structure can be defined...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2013, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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Judith Wright's Birds is a collection of poetry and artwork focused on the description and appreciation of birds of all kinds. We'll discuss a few of the book's key features, using select poems as...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2020, 6:16 pm (UTC)

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Judith Wright wrote many of her poems in the 1950s when there was a consciousness in the Western World of the rights of women. However, attitudes - and that would be of women themselves as well as...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013, 3:34 pm (UTC)

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The theme of man vs. nature in this poem is best expressed through the snake as representing the forces of nature and the audience, the "we" in the poem, made up of the speaker and her companions...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013, 8:02 am (UTC)

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This is an intriguingly ambivalent portrayal of a snake. Wright manages to convey an impression that the snake is both strikingly important as well as nothing much to worry about. Devices: In the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2012, 5:16 pm (UTC)

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At the moment, what you need most is to find out how to identify sound devices. A sound device is a class of literary device that is in the category of literary technique; this means it is...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013, 2:10 pm (UTC)

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The portrayal of nature is important in this poem as it focuses on a creature that is usually the object of great fear - the snake - and shows it in a positive light, in a way to command not only...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2014, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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Judith Wright's poems are beautiful examples of nature poems, in which some aspect of nature, in this case the birds, is used to make a comment on the poet's inner spiritual state or on the...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2020, 12:56 pm (UTC)

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The main theme in Judith Wright's poem "South Of My Days" is the indifference and hostility of the natural world towards human beings. Wright uses figurative language techniques to convey this...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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There is a sense in which the title of this poem could be viewed as focusing only on a part of the content of the poem: the poem is just as much about the reaction of the speaker and her companions...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2013, 8:26 am (UTC)

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Both poets, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal, were aware of man's propensity toward evil. Both of them lived through the Second World War and were aware of the impact that war had on society....

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019, 1:48 pm (UTC)

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The referenced poem, Smalltown Dance by Judith Wright has several metaphors. The poem features a sheet – or the operation of folding it – which it describes as a dance. The dance begins with “arms...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2013, 7:53 pm (UTC)

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In both "South of My Days" and "The Cycads," Judith Wright evokes the ancient grandeur of the Australian landscape. The former poem describes in detail the visual composition of a swathe of dry...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020, 8:32 am (UTC)

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Judith Wright's poem "Woman to Man" begins with neither the woman nor the man, but with a third person who is central to both their lives, "the selfless, shapeless seed" that is their unborn child....

Latest answer posted October 30, 2021, 6:25 pm (UTC)

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The content of the poem uses the laundry dance as a metaphor. So while the title links to the laundry dance, that link is only the pathway to the link to the greater idea for which the dance of...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2013, 11:26 am (UTC)

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To begin, readers of poetry must consider that a poem does not always speak to the poet's own ideologies. When referring to a poem's message, readers must refer to the speaker's intent with regards...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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Alliteration of the initial "s" sound is also known as sibiliance, but the alliteration in this poem that you have identified also includes repetition of the "sh" sound in "sheet" and "shelf,"...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013, 7:39 am (UTC)

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The primary theme of Judith Wright's poem "Woman to Man" is a mother's feelings about her unborn baby. The poem describes the mother's reverential love for the baby and also her anxiety as to how...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2020, 8:51 pm (UTC)

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The poem Smalltown Dance by Judith Wright serves to conflict with a modern belief in equality between men and women. The characters- female - are basically trapped in their existence and are...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013, 2:47 pm (UTC)

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Wright's message is made clear in the first, second and last stanzas: it is foreshadowed in the first and second and illustrated in the last; the third stanza undergirds the coming message with...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2013, 2:23 pm (UTC)

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Judith Wright's narrator in "Hunting Snake" offers readers very specific qualities which define the snake as majestic. Line four offers the first majestic quality of the snake: "the great black...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2013, 11:55 pm (UTC)

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The quote identified in this question is used in this poem to describe the white sheets as they hang on the washing line and dry outside, which the speaker in this poem remembers playing with when...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013, 7:45 am (UTC)

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There are a number of language techniques that Wright employs in "Smalltown Dance." One is indirect speech. This is seen in the second stanzas in which the sheets, the "corridors of white," are...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2013, 1:57 pm (UTC)

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The poet in Smalltown Dance wants to add humor to this poem by representing it as a dance. The visual picture of the sheet-folding as they stand "arms wide: together: again: two forward steps:...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2013, 2:45 pm (UTC)

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