To change is to transform, to undergo metamorphosis. It is essential and unavoidable in life. In black and white' by Eleni Fourtouni and My brother' by Bruce Dawe attempt to encapsulate the essence of change and demonstrate its complexity. The poets create this imagery and make their point through techniques and structure.
Eleni Fourtouni explores the concept of change through eloquent phrasing and descriptive imagery. In black and white' describes the journey from girl to women and the relationships that generate life long memories. Eleni Fourtouni reflects upon her childhood whilst gazing at a photograph laced with forgotten memories of 10 years prior. Time has cascaded …show more content…
The structure of My brother' allows the poem to adopt dual meaning, the sentences are broken up purposefully to both create suspense and add effect and to dive into another subject with each new line. His style of writing allows the reader to be involved in the poem. He uses colloquial language to engage and identify with all readers; the traffic keep cutting you down', I didn't have the heart', I wished to hell'. In stanza 4, the author ironically uses the phrase minding your own business, miles away', when the theme is that of a highway.
The poems in black and white' and my brother' are prime examples of change as they both explore the intricate, erratic and multi dimensional nature and levels of