Henry Lawson Techniques Essay

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Technique Table
Henry Lawson Short Stories

The Drover’s Wife

Technique | Example | Effect | Setting | ‘’The bush consists of stunted, rotten … trees’’ | Introduces the area that the character/author is experiencing first hand. | Repetition | ‘’Snake! Mother, here’s a snake!’’ | Responder would feel the urgency and the traumatising experience that the character is going through. | Colloquial Language | ‘’Mummy! Tommy’s skinnin’ me alive wif his club’’ | Presents to the responder that the kids are still young and immature to be handling these kind of situations. | Colour Imagery | ‘’Black, yellow-eyed dog’’ | Describes the dog like a mutant, as if it’s a terrifying out of the normal dog | Personification | ‘’Thunder rolls
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The Loaded Dog

Technique | Example | Effect | Jargon | Names of the fish | Shows the responder that the character knows about fish | Repetition | ‘’Run, Andy! Run’’ | Gives the feeling that he’s in danger and needs to run for his life | Alliteration | ‘’stock-still, staring’’ | Obtains the immediate attention of the responder. | Anthropomorphism | ‘’The dog capered… to find his mates’’ | Described the dog to have the human emotion of ‘delighted’, which gave the feelings of excitement as well. | Onomatopoeia | ‘’Dave roared’’ | Gives the impression that Dave was angry and screaming | Simile | ‘’Jim went to a … bear’’ | Comparison of Jim’s objective to a bear | Simile | ‘’The dog laid… was a kitten’’ | Compares how gentle the dog was being to a kitten being handled – How careful it was being rather than being aggressive | Colour Imagery | ‘’vicious yellow mongrel’’ | The responders would interpret this as the dog being scarier as it may seem | Jargon | Explosion terms | The characters discussed the explosion as if they have prior knowledge about ‘gun-crackers’ | | | |

Joe Wilson’s Courtship

Technique | Example | Effect | First Person | ‘’I’’ | Speaks from past experience | Repetition - Anafora
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