" A part of mid-air I breathe” By Peter Skrzynecki (Poem)
BRIEF SUMMARY OF CONTEXT/HOW IT CORELATES TO” IN THE WORLD”
- a dedication intended for Judith (presumably a close relative/friend) tells of the birth of a child and the 1st stages of life that result in individual growth, learning of new experience, relationships as well as the wider community - trademark poem in to four levels (eg. ) represent things of changeover into the community
TECHNIQUES UTILIZED TO CREATE/ENHANCE MEANING / EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATING PRINCIPLE
- dedication (2nd person) personal intimacy
-- " anywhere in your substance darkness you may have become separate of the air I inhale and exhale – from the sunlight you will not grasp” -- darkness to light (transition) apart of his world, connection to name, sharing of air (needed to survive /live) - " already we have a weight on your own unformed shoulder blades – the pull and grind of ancient tides” –TRADITIONS as well as responsibilities/expectations - SIMILE: " the world is definitely waiting just like a fairytale witch – her hand dipped in a handbag full of bones & rare metal pieces” – create STRANGE ATMOSPHERE erray & not known future. Bones symbolic of death difficulty hardships juxtaposed with gold symbolic of treasure bundle of money & joy - " not knowing weather pain or perhaps hunger features opened the eyes for the cold” – represents causes of change while current situation (hardships/dependence on others) in order to see new world MOTIVATION - RHETORICAL PROBLEM: ” what lengths will you move before learning of dreams more biter than the waking up? ” describes the uncertainness of the future/ unknown outcomes, growth and change, hardships from the transition, leaving behind ppl new world may be " bitter” - " She is reaching for a branch – for the sky and ground: dropping and ranking, laughing since she rolls”- " reaching” highlights DEDICATION/ COMMITMENT to try to learn to develop. symbolic of new opportunities (sky open – freedom, just like BE) changeover doesn't have to be difficult pleasure along the way -- " The girl turns on the sound...