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Poetry - Lauris Edmond and Denis Glover Question Show how the poet or poets you have studied this year have been creative in their use of language Denis Glover and Lauris Edmond are both creative writers They take the everyday language used by ordinary people and create lasting and affecting images Glovers Sings Harry - Songs 1 2 and Edmonds Ohakune Fires are both concerned with mans changing relationship with nature Each poet sets out to build an overall mood of loss and they both employ imagery and sound devices to help create this Glover used imagery to help explain nature In stanzas 2 and 3 of Songs 2 Glover personifies nature to show it as a living entity that has a purpose It is immense powerful and dangerous This is shown clearly in the wave imagery The Tasman Sea Slashes and tears and the Pacifics waves are sheer mountainous anger that devour New Zealand Harry the narrator observes a boy who learns from and is part of nature This is portrayed by the clever use of a pun on the word pupil being tutored and the pupil of an eye and a metaphor comparing the sun on the horizon as an eye And pupil to the horizons eye The boy is inspired by nature and Grew wide with vision In the next stanza Glover dashes that hopeful mood by showing how adulthood affects the boys relationship with nature But grew to own fences barbed Like the words of a quarrel The barbed fences portraying the exploitation of nature are compared to insults Glover employs this simile to create a tone of loss and to show how we let desire for material possessions distance us from nature This universal theme important to all people is supported by Glovers creative use of imagery In Ohakune Fires Edmond also uses imagery to build a similar tone The first stanza contains the language
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