Judith Wright is a commendable poet and part of her achievement is her ability to express ideas and personal reactions that are effectively communicated to the responder. Wright expresses concern for our society and conveys this through her poem's "Eve to her Daughters" and "South of my Days." Wright uses a variety of techniques to appeal to the responder.
The poem "Eve to her Daughters" is an imaginative account grounded in the biblical story of `Adam and Eve' and it still retains its relevance for twentieth century people. Wright …show more content…
In "South of my Days" Wright illustrates her unity with her country. This is evident in the first line."..part of my blood's country" Wright utilises figurative language to communicate her love for her country and old Dan's stories. The images of the terrain is deteriorating is emotional because it symbolises Wright's deep regret for her country. This emotional tie is created through the Personification of the landscape. This is evident in "bony slopes wincing..." and "clean lean hungry country." These figurative images are enhanced through the economical language of "the creek leaf silenced, willow-choked..." conveys this idea to the responder.
The unity of man and the environment is expressed through personification. The man and the country alike are suffering from the winter cold. This is evident in "the old roof cracks its joints" and the "cottage lurches in under the tangle of medlars..." conveys the idea that man and his environment are emotionally tied. This technique is effective and helps the responder to relate the hardships of her country. Wright also uses the key character Dan to symbolise this hardship.