migrant hostel or leaving home
Posted by: Steph (dip-220-235-100-43.nsw.westnet.com.au)
Date: July 26, 2005 01:36AM
Just wondering if anyone has any notes on migrant hostel or leaving home...info has been greatly apprieciated..thanx guys
Dear steph, have a look at previous discussions first: [tinyurl.com] />
no the thing is i did look at previous things and there weren't much about either of these two, it was mainly feliks scrzynecki and crossing the red sea, so i wondered if anyone had anymore info on those poems i mentioned...thanx.
let's start with Migrant hostel:
MIGRANT HOSTEL - by Peter Skryznecki
no one kept count
of all the comings and goings-
arrivals of newcomers
in busloads from the station,
sudden departures from adjoining blocks
that left us wondering
who would be coming next.
each other out instinctively -
like a homing pigeon
circling to get its bearings;
years and place-names
recognised by accents,
partitioned off at night
by memories of hunger and hate.
for over two years
we lived like birds of passage -
always sensing a change
in the weather:
unaware of the season
whose tracks we would follow.
a barrier at the main gate
sealed off the highway
from our doorstep -
as it rose and fell like a finger
pointed in reprimand or shame;
and daily we passed
underneath or alongside it -
needing its sanction
to pass in and out of lives
that had only begun
or were dying.
copied pasted from previous threads:
"Re: peter skrzynecki - Migrant hostel, immigrants at central station, leaving home
Posted by: Pam Adams (adamspccisdept.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: December 2, 2004 06:45PM
I'm not sure what you're looking for, fc, but what I see is this.
The immigrants are unwanted- no one cares who comes or goes. They're sticking together with others from their country- they're not trying to reach out. The 'barrier' of the last stanza is one set by the immigrants themselves. They're not locked in their migrant hostel, but see themselves as being so.
Re: peter skrzynecki - Migrant hostel, immigrants at central station, leaving home
Posted by: Dan (gouax1-117.dialup.optusnet.com.au)
Date: February 23, 2005 08:54AM
Okay, this is an analysis of the poetic devices and techniques used in this poem - these are some things that we have analysed at school. This is also a text often used in Australian NSW HSC course.
"No one kept count
Of all the comings and goings-"
-- business like, uncaring, impersonal. It's described like a prison camp.
"Arrivals of the newcomers
In busloads from the station,"
-- they come in multitudes, it happened to lots of other people, not just them.
"That left us wondering"
-- "us" is personalised
"Like a homing pigeon
Circling to get its bearings"
-- simile shows the lostness and uncertainty of them. They are homeless
"For over two years we lived like birds of passage"
Alliter: negative, emphasis tone, bird image used again.
"Always sensing a change in the weather"
-- The weather is a metaphor for the all-powerful, and random, impersonal bureacrocy that is controlling them.
"A barrier at the main gate"
-- boom gate (would be ex-military camp)
"Sealed off the hihway"
-- 'highway' symbolises freedom, new life, etc. But they are unable to reach it.
There are many prison images mentioned throughout the poem, and mention of the bureacracy.
"Or were dying"
-- the last line, negative word to end on, emphasises the negative tone of the poem.
In the poem, their Polish lives are dying and their Australian lives are beginning.
just a question for you. What do You think the highway symbolizes?
And what don't you understand?
can sum1 please analysee for me MIGRANT HOSTEL? DIS IS URGENT I NEED HELP!!
Click on flat view, read the posts above yours, and come back with specific questions please. What exactly don't you understand? where do you get stuck?
Desi, do these students know where to find a 'flat view' button? I can't find it in the resurrected e-Mule. Not that that's a problem, because I seem to have flat view anyway.
Ah, I see. You're right. Thanks for pointing that out to me.
Ok, if you go to My control center (just above the area where you can write) - forum settings on the left, and then "Thread Override - Read:" select flat view.
(or you can just read all the links above yours)
I don't have "Thread Override - Read:"
Maybe that's just for the Moderators.
Go to "My control centre", then click on "Forum settings". You have the option there of changing view.
Ah yes, must have been blind. Forum Settings. Thanks Linda. And Desi.
i want a copy of the poem "leaving home " please . thanks .
Jen, go here: [220.127.116.11]: PeterEisenmantheory/18.html+Peter+Skrzynecki,+leaving+home&hl=en
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/27/2005 02:27AM by lg.
hi guys can any one help me with leaving home
i need a copy of the poem and i cant find it on the net
cud anyone possibly post it up
plz thank u
hi guys can any one help me with leaving home
Doesn't your instructor give you a copy?
I think almost all of them are on the boredofstudies site:
Just wanted to say thanks to you guys, I'm a studnet who was looking for an analysis of Migrant Hostel and this site helped me heaps!
Can someone please post the poem of "leaving home" by Peter Skrzynecki.. and analyze it if possible
Jasey, go here:
i need a migrant hostel analysis for my english HSC assignment