I have chosen the poem 'The Wholly Innocent' by Bruce Dawe as my proposal as the topic and the techniques used in the text really appealed to me. 'The Wholly Innocent' is very much a controversial poem written in the late fifties on the topic of abortion. Dawe metaphorically gives the unborn child who normally wouldn't have the chance to speak for himself a voice in this poem by writing the text in first person through the point of view of an unborn foetus. I have chosen to follow Dawe's techniques of an AB rhyming scheme and similes/metaphors to convey my controversial topic of human euthanasia. My poem will also be in first person through the point of view of a person who is suffering and would like to be given the opportunity to euthanize
Identity as Cultural Production in Andrea Levy's Small Island
Author: Alicia E. Ellis
Source: EnterText, “Special Issue on Andrea Levy 9,” (2012): 69-83.
Andrea Levy's Small Island (2004) presents a counter-history of the period before and
after World War II (1939-1945) when men and women from the Caribbean volunteered
for all branches of the British armed services and many eventually immigrated to London
after the war officially ended in 1945. Her historical novel moves…