I was particularly interested in Camille Dungy’s “Tales from a Black Girl on Fire, or Why I Hate to Walk Outside and See Things Burning” which we read from the book Colors of Nature Culture, Identity, and the Natural World. I thought that our discussion in class of her poem was quite good, and realized it was something I wouldn't mind thinking a little bit more about. As I reread the poem, I found a few sentences that I still didn't quite understand what she meant by. In light of this, I have decided to write on what I believe to be her meaning. I wasn't sure why the fear of walking outside didn’t hit her until she moved to an old plantation sate. Why would it take up until then if she had been hearing her families history her entire life?
The 7 stages of grieving is an Indigenous Australian collective play co-written by Wesley Enoch and performed by Deborah Mailman. The play has the opportunity to inform, celebrate and transform Aboriginal themes and issues to aboriginal and non-aboriginal audiences a-like. It touches on themes and issues from the past, present and future in a comedic way. I have decided to use the scene “Nana’s story” as inspiration for my visual representation. In this scene, the theme of loss of culture is explored in regards to the policy of assimilation and the stolen generation.
Through the use of poetic devices, the author has successfully encouraged the audience to explore their thoughts on Australian identity and to reflect on our nation’s history.
This text response will be looking the comparison of the two poems, ‘Drifters’ by Bruce Dawe, And ‘In the park’ by Gwen Harwood under the name of Walter Lehmann. Drifters is about a seemingly constantly moving family, it describes the process the family will go through leaving their newest home. In the park is about a seemingly single mother raising her children, it describes the mother sitting in the park with her children when a previous lover comes by and talks about the children. With in each poem, the form and structure, language techniques and the tone and message will be analysed and compared with the other to gather a grater understanding of the Australian voice.
Fire in the novel Lord of the Flies takes on a new form each time it is presented to us. Sometimes, it takes the form of a violent, evil flame, bent on causing havoc and anarchy wherever it may be. Sometimes, it may take the form of a calm, controlled, civilized flame. Other times, it may be flame that drives a man to feats that he would have never thought he could do. Fire, in William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies, is a complex symbol, representing anarchy and the darkness inside of us, civilization and the light in all of us, and hope, the constant motivator for our
Gray uses the images of an “Aboriginal, not attempting to hitch, outside town” to emphasise the discomfort and disconnection he feels with land and the environment around him. This image is very strong as it shows his disempowerment towards the environment. He feels lost in this town so he moves away from the foreign constructions.
Text’s author and title/ comment? "Brush fire" by Linda Thomas. It talks about the beauty that comes with the Santa Ana winds and how it affects the brush fires. Consider the rhetorical situation. What circumstances bring this text forward? What is its audience?
There are always two sides to every story, sometimes even more. When discussing the phenomenon of the Santa Ana winds and their accompanying brush fires, Linda Thomas and Joan Didion each have their own side of the story. Throughout the texts, Didion and Thomas converge with one another by means of their life experiences as southern Californians and also through using sensory details to illustrate their stories. However, they do not share similar feelings towards the nature of the winds and fire. The authors diverge in this way as well as in their viewpoints on the conflict of people and nature.
There is a forest fire in chilli that has been the largest recorded wildfire in history chilli has exhausted all of its efforts to fight the blaze they have how been getting help from other country such as america and russia have been sending aid to help extinguish the flames. Even with the help of other countries less that half of the 110 fires have been extinguished. It has taken the tranquil hill sides and turned them into barren waste land about 233,000 sq miles have been affected by the blaze. Places in chile there are advisories out for the air quality in places. The increases in smoke in the air is doing damage to the atmosphere and the burning of all the land has put a scar on the earth’s biosphere. If the blaze isn't put under control
The way a text is read or the readings that are applied to that text can highlight different aspects with in it. Contextual ideologies, gender, cultural identity and post-modernist elements can be looked at to help illuminate the text, meaning to help make sense of or understand the text. Philip Salom’s ‘Bushfire’ (1998) is plainly about a man who is in a fire fighter, fighting a bushfire, however the poem alludes to first world war. The physical setting of the poem is in the Australian bush. The readings applied to ‘Bushfire’ by a reader can lend the poem to different assumptions or meanings. Particular readings are more prevalent with ‘Bushfire’ than others. By understanding the context of the Author, it is often easier to make assumptions on the meaning of the poem. The poem can be seen as an
In Fire In The Ashes Eric and Christopher are the oldest child of each of their families. The young men both grew up in locations that was known for drugs (Kozol 15,75). Poverty affects them because in their positions they are old enough to decide what they want to do. In result of being grown up in poverty, Christopher and Eric put themselves into positions that costed their lives. While Eric committed suicide, Christopher was killed by a heroin overdose (Kozol 44-45,77). Eric and Christopher were different races but grew up in poverty that caused them to get in trouble with the law. Although Eric was African American, Christopher was a criminal convicted of attempted murder (Kozol 77,61).
“To Build a Fire” by Jack London is a short story about a man traveling through the Alaskan Yukon to meet up with his friends for lunch. The author keeps the character nameless and refers to him only as “The Man” which is used to show a connection between humanity and nature. The story shows the hardships the man goes through to get to his destination through the Alaskan Yukon, yet unfortunately doesn’t make it. The conflict is a man versus nature theme which contrasts strong and direct relations of the hardships in nature. Throughout this analysis, I am going to explore the conflict between the man and the merciless nature he has to go through before his death.
It was a chilly Wednesday morning on January 11th. When I woke up that morning, I would have never expected something so tragic to happen that night. I can remember it like it was yesterday. 9:30pm: I was was watching Roman Atwood's vlog called “We are in trouble” and the video was just ending and I was about to turn on the shower. That's when I heard loud bangs from my brothers room. I thought my brother and my dad were fighting so I was about to walk out of my door into hallway when my brother come running through our jack n jill bathroom. He comes running into my room and into the hallway naked. Yes I was very shocked also, I looked at his hand and saw little pieces of skin hanging from it and then saw that his stomach, chest and right are was also burnt. He ran to our guest room and grabbed the fire extinguisher but sadly that was old and wouldn't work. 9:40pm: I went to the balcony that overlooks the family room and I yelled “TRENT'S ROOM IS ON FIRE” five times. I ran back to get my brother and grab a pair of basketball shorts for him.
What is the single most environmental issue that is plaguing the eastern half of the world? The raging fires in Indonesia and Asia. These fires are releasing more CO2 and other toxic chemicals in a few months than most countries do all year. The fires are also producing a thick smoky haze that is clouding the entire area. What is the exact cause of this problem? Scientists are quick to point out several causes, but one that is standing out is the defiant act of setting ablaze fields for the use of farmland.