Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Poetry and Lady
I have elect the poem, Lady nutriment the Cats by Douglas Stewart, to look how the poet has used Australian visions to explore ideas slightly Australia. Douglas Stewart a poet who brings texts to life and shapes meaning giving them a understandably visual paradigm. He conveys this by using visual imagery and descriptive language in his poems this is conveyed in Lady escapeing the cat. Lady Feeding the Cats, a poem links to the AOS- Australian Vision. The poem is really important and deep as the cats described the disused brothel keeper at the curio to be a gracious and sweet queen of the cat .The wench in this poem is a poor individual who lives in the spend and wears the bedraggled bonnet and clothing but she is the queen in those cats mind. In the poem, Douglas has described Domain and Moreton Bays as a part of Australia it makes us sensible that they lived in Australia and the behaviours from the lady who lives in bad conditions and is a poor person but still treats o thers well, especially the wild cats. The title, Lady Feeding the Cats, is fittingly chosen as symbolises a sense of volunteering and mateship.As shown in the text it claims that to feed those outlaws, represents and shows a metaphor for the great Australian values of volunteering and mateship. The poem lady feeding the cat has a sense of loneliness and links while and nature. Lady feeding the cat portrays a poor women living in the slums of Sydney and comes to the domain everyday to feed the cats. Stewart uses visual imagery throughout the low gear stanza broken shoes, slums weather stains. Douglas uses this technique to explain and paint an image in the readers head of this womens economic standing in the world.In the basic stanza Douglas uses alliteration Shuffling-shoes-slums All the three words argon interconnected screening someone who is shuffling generally old connected to shoes because he is hobbling along slums shows the person shuffling is not just wearing old shoe s but also lives in slums indicating poverty. Douglas Stewart also uses simile by stating like a pine in the rain- often pine trees are not grown very symmetric but rather looks untidy especially when it has been raining and everything is wet and drooping.In the second stanza it says they rub at her legs for the unselfishness that never fails its shows the connection and the friendship between the lady and the cats exploring the Australians values about the mateship. The lady in this poem gets her salvation from these cats without the cats she would have nothing, the cats also depose on the lady without this lady they would not get feed. The metaphor If she has feed their bodies, they have fed more than the body in her, revels that the lady fed the cats but the cats have fed her with love.