‘late ferry’ on a literal level the poem is about a person standing on a balcony watching the late ferry leaving its wharf, “that narrow wood jetty. Late ferry, a quatrain poem written by robert gray, concerns the poet, observing the long sight of a ferry leaving the bay, going towards the city as it wades under the harbour bridge in sydney, fading away into the night. Browse through robert gray's poems and quotes 16 poems of robert gray still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams, annabel lee robert william geoffrey gray is an australian poet, freelance writer, and criticgray g. Robert gray's view on society is clearly displayed in his poem flames and dangling wire throughout his poem, gray uses the recurring motif of hell on earth in order to demonstrate the negative impact of the dump and the city. Prescribed poems of robert gray these are the prescribed poems you must know for your area of study hsc.
So it's a tableaux-poem, with gray providing the element of human consciousness in each image there's a grim determination to deny any poetry or positive aspects of this life, and a kind of nihilism which has none of jeffrey smart's weird, still, equanimity. In the poem “north coast town” written by robert gray, there are many concepts of journeys that are explored two main concepts of journeys that are explored throughout this poem is that the small town is becoming more like america “americanism” and also that the town is becoming more commercialized. Robert gray's poetry emily bosco • anthony bosco hsc english: robert gray's poetry wwwmacmillancomau also available about the authors emily bosco and robert gray’s ‘the meatworks’ and ‘late ferry’ discussed with relation to david suzuki’s 2009 right livelihood awards speech deconstruct the question 25.
Throughout both texts late ferry and old house, grayã¢â‚¬â„¢s main message in the poems, with his critical analysis, is the destruction of nature by mankind in old house, gray has captured the human experience of the process of death. Robert gray: poems perspectives and discovery sarah wells 12th grade through discovering a new perspective, an individual may become able to re-evaluate the values of their world and gain a new insight into their own beliefs or morals. A 33-page resource exploring the poetry of robert gray as a prescribed text for the new 2015 area of study 'discovery' includes: detailed summary and literary analysis of all 6 prescribed poems: the meatworks, north coast town, late ferry. Robert gray robert gray (1755-1806) was the first american to circumnavigate the globe he discovered the columbia river while exploring the coastline of the oregon country robert gray was born in tiverton, ri, on may 10, 1755.
Of the poems set, this is exclusively set in a city – sydney’s harbour flames and dangling wires uses a non-specified city as its wasteland background, while late ferry also depicts it as an alluring but unnatural background the poet watches and comments from a lofty and safe balcony, the progress of a small ferry crossing a wide sydney harbour after sundown. This can be gathered from reading the poems late ferry and north coast town by robert gray, as well as short story the story of an hour by kate chopin related texts neighbours (short story) by tim winton is very accessible and easy to link to ideas of discovery as unexpected but rewarding, providing new perspectives. Robert gray, manchester: carcanet, 2001 z942576 2001 selected work poetry abstract the poems in this representative collection were written between 1968 and 1987 and are drawn from creek water journal (1974), grass script (1978), the skylight (1983) and piano (1988.
Australian poet robert gray’s famous poems “journey: the north coast”, and, “late ferry” explore many memorable ideas gray uses language techniques such as repetition, juxtaposition, and symbolism to communicate his ideas and concerns, both contextual and metaphysical. Robert gray: poems discovery and reassessment in the poetry of robert gray caitlin turner 12th grade through the discovery of new values and places, individuals may reject socially construed ideas as they come to new perceptions of their broader society. Throughout both texts late ferry and old house, grays main message in the poems, with his critical analysis, is the destruction of nature by mankind in old house, gray has captured the human experience of the process of death. Hsc standard english: area of study analytical writing sample response: robert gray’s poetry the question: the process of discovery involves uncovering what is hidden and reconsidering what is known past pervades the lines of ‘diptych’ while the poem ‘late ferry’, like the ferry moving into the distant harbour, suggests the. Transport rail transport night ferry rail transport in belgium ferry land transport robert gray late ferry this is an essay / project essays / projects are typically greater than 5 pages in length and are assessments that have been previously submitted by a student for academic grading.
Gray contrasts the yachts safety anchored and secure in the tomato stake rows, while the late ferry must venture into the night and dark harbour as the ferry begins to travel throughout the night the power light becomes an active symbolic elements throughout the poem. Of gray’s poem ‘diptych’ students will be encouraged to explore this complexity as they study robert gray’s poem ‘diptych’ activity 3(a) to prepare students for their close study of robert gray’s poem ‘diptych’ begin by listening to a reading of the poem you could also. Poem late ferry by robert gray journey comments in b lue poetic techniques in red the use of present tense by the poet gives the poem this dramatic sense of immediacy and allows the reader to share the stages of these different journeys with the persona eg. Late ferry the wooden ferry is leaving now i stay to watch from a balcony, as it goes up onto the huge, dark harbour, out beyond a gangling jetty the palm tree tops make the sound of touches of a brush on the snare drum in the windy night it goes beyond notes on the poem • •.
The poem in this poem, the plodding passage of an old-fashioned wooden ferry, as it’s moving across sydney harbour, late at night, is conveyed through the expressive use of a seemingly-arbitrary four-line stanza (or ‘quatrain’. Robert gray’s poem, late ferry, conveys the concept of a physical and emotional journey gray explores the idea of an individual taking their own initiative to create their own independent future, subsequently breaking away from the crowd and stepping out of their comfort zone. As the title suggests, this poem raises a number of issues dealing with food and work most of us view our food from the safe perspective of a supermarket where meat has been cleanly sliced, hermetically sealed in pre - packaging and tantalisingly displayed. Yay - the last robert gray poem as i said in an earlier post, i'm not doing 'meatworks' because, frankly, it's triggering and i think the board of studies was wrong to put it on the list.
Through robert gray’s poems diptych and late ferry i have learnt that recalling past events and uncovering a new truth or element to them can inspire discoveries these recollections are evoked through the nostalgia shown by the speakers in each poem. Late ferry the poem ‘late ferry’ was written by robert gray in the early 1930’s and he wrote this poem about the busy sydney harbour this poem was set at a ferry stop at night time in the harbour and there are various clues within the poem that prove this.