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BRUCE DAWE

Biographical

Born in Geelong, Victoria —1930, - Son of a Labourer

Education:

General Poetic Features:

 

Language of the everyday Australians - the vernacular.


Bruce Dawe preferred lower case for his titles, however publishers generally over ruled this.

He turned everyday speech patterns of ‘ordinary Australians ‘into the cadences of poetry.

Vernacular language

 

Uses Demotive1 language - provides emotional distancing, reflecting our attitude of detachment, non-involvement.

1 Opposite of emotive

Though tone may often be satiric;

Common Themes:


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