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image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: stacey (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2006 02:17AM

hey everibodee...
like im so clueless, i find analysing images really hard and annoying...
i really need help to analyse the image by alex poignant called 'swagman' if anyone could help that would be really kewl.... thanx


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: IanB (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2006 09:57AM

Hey, Stacey, wake up to yourself! Drop the negative self-talk if you want to get anywhere with this and in life. Going round announcing yourself as "I'm so clueless" isn't just pathetic; it sounds lazy, as if you long ago resigned yourself to learning nothing and making no effort. Not bothering about correct spelling is another attitude that gives much the same impression. Trying to help someone like that is indeed "really hard and annoying".

If you are serious about wanting help, and are willing to make an effort to help others help you, please start by explaining whether the image by Alex Poignant called 'swagman' is a poem, or a painting or a photograph, or what.

Meant kindly,

Ian


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2006 10:32AM

One of the ways i was trained to do my job effectively, was that I was not allowed to ask "What do I do in this situation?" but rather, i had to say "I think I should do THIS, is that correct?"

the same with this.....tell us what you see in the image. Even if the answer is "I see some drunk guy" or whatever the picture is, then it's a basis for further discussion.


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2006 10:43AM

I saw an image on the boredofstudies site that may be it - just guessing, but attached above anyway.


Attachments: swag.jpg (13.4KB)  
Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: persephone (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2006 03:21PM

swagman:Australian laborer who carries his belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work or a bushman..
We see he is in miserable situation,long way he has to walk;but who knows if he could find a job?!ohh!!!Very hard task!No information about it on the internet..
I like these kinf of images.Maybe it carries the message of hope for living?!What do you know,share wtih us Stacey


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: stacey (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 22, 2006 11:10PM

i see a guy with old clothing, a bike carring his belongings and a long road ahead of him.

I think itís a man facing troubles in life but he still gets up on his feet and has the potential to continue his journey right to the end no matter how long or hard it will be.
i aint sure if its right....please feedback


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: stacey (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 22, 2006 11:17PM

yeah its that image, i think its a photograph

thankyou all for your advice and help ....much appreciated

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/22/2006 11:18PM by stacey.


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 23, 2006 02:54AM

Here you go:

[commons.wikimedia.org] />
"Print this page on your computer."


Les


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 23, 2006 03:09AM

A little known and cared less fact: No one knows the origin of the American term "hobo" which is the American equivalent of "swag man".


Les


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2006 08:55AM

I always heard it had to do with Hoboken NJ


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2006 11:41AM

I think itís a man facing troubles in life but he still gets up on his
feet and has the potential to continue his journey right to the end no
matter how long or hard it will be.
i aint sure if its right....please feedback

That is a possible interpretation, sure. You might choose any one of a number of others, depending on your point of view: life sucks, look for the pot of gold, the human spirit cannot be downtrodden, swagmen always steal things, especially bicycles ... whatever. As long as you can support your viewpoint, I feel sure the instructor will be satisfied.


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 23, 2006 01:04PM

From Wikipedia:

The origin of the term is not confirmed, though there are a plethora of popular theories. Author Todd DePastino has suggested that it may come from the term hoe-boy meaning "farm hand", or a greeting such as Ho, boy! [1]. Bill Bryson comedically suggests that it could either come from the railroad greeting, "Ho, beau!" or a contraction of "homeward bound". Others have said that the term comes from the Manhattan intersection of HOuston and BOwery, where itinerant people once used to congregate.

Still another theory of the term's origins is that it derives from the city of Hoboken, New Jersey, which was a terminus for many railroad lines in the 19th century. The word "hobo" may also be a shortening of the phrase which best describes the early hobo's method of transportation, which was "hopping boxcars", or of the phrase "homeless body".



There seems to be no proof to any of these derivations, especially the one which says that it is a term referring to the boyfriend of a prostitute.


Les


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2006 05:36PM

"HO...BO....Let's Go !"

Boxcar Ramone


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: JustJack (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 24, 2006 07:29AM

Is it a universal opinion that these people are unhappy?
I think there is a certain appeal to being footloose and fancy free.


Trailer for sale or rent
Rooms to let...fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but..two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.

Third boxcar, midnight train
Destination...Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don't pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found
Short, but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.

I know every engineer on every train
All of their children, and all of their names
And every handout in every town
And every lock that ain't locked
When no one's around.

I sing,
Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let, fifty cents
No phone, no pool, no pets
I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.

(Roger Miller)



Jack


Re: image by alex poignant 'swagman'
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 24, 2006 09:48AM

I don't even like crossing the Hudson River, so you can't go by me




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