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Judith Beveridge has an unquestionable love for nature which she developed throughout her childhood. Beveridge was born in England 1956 and came at to Australia 1960 at the young age of 3. Beveridge grew up in the western Sydney area and on school holidays she spent majority of her time on her uncle’s farm.
The statement “Judith Beveridge’s poetry is confrontational, charged and unrelenting” couldn’t be truer. Throughout the five poems written by Judith Beveridge we have studied Judith uses several different language techniques. Judith Beveridge’s confrontation and unrelenting poetry is clearest throughout her poems of “The Two Brothers” and ...view middle of the document...
“tucked”, ”cobble”, ”clenched”, ”bitterness” and “shook” are all examples of Onomatopoeia. The term tucked is used just after the brother showed themselves to the girl. All these examples are used when the brothers are torturing the little girl. The term clenched is used well to clearly show the girls strong love for nature. The term is used when the boys are torturing defensive animals and the little girl clenches her fist to her mouth as a way to release pain from what she is seeing.
Beveridge uses these 2 language techniques and many others for example Tone and Imagery to create a picture of how different the two genders are. Beveridge creates the sense of the male gender being extremely aggressive and dominates but the female gentle and reserved.
The theme of Nature is a recurring feature to the five poems studied of Beveridge’s. The Domesticity of Giraffes is the perfect example of Beveridge’s confronting and unrelenting poetry. Beveridge’s writes with several language techniques such as personification to paint the image of pain and captivity.
The use of personification is clearest in the third stanza. “A wire cripple”, “stained underwear” and “Miss Marigold”. The technique of personification is used perfectly by Beveridge to create this feel of entrapment for the giraffe, especially with the quote “wire...