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To what extent can Harwood be regarded as an Australian poet? Present this orally as an argument supported by a PowerPoint.

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Felicity Plunkett is a recent Australian poet whose poetry resonates with Harwood’s poems. Read Father and Child and The Glass Jar by Harwood (and other Harwood poems centred on family) and Plunkett’s poems Ferrying, Kindergarten and Learning the Bones in her book . Construct a comparative table of the way these two poets explore family and death. Consider images, allusions, structure and the voice in each. What similarities and differences do you see? (alternatively you could look at the poets who have won the Gwen Harwood Memorial Award to trace the way poetry has developed during the period of the competition).

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Hoddinott, A. and Kratzmann, G. eds. Gwen Harwood Collected Poems 1943 – 1995.University of Queensland Press, 2003.
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Judith Wright is a contemporary poet of Harwood’s. Look at the poems Songs of Eve by Harwood and Eve to Her Daughters by Wright. How does each poet use the story of Eve to convey a message? What is the message of each poet? Can you see any connection in the way they write or what they are writing about?

 

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To what extent is Harwood’s poetry life writing? Present this orally as an argument supported by a PowerPoint.
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How do her references to other Australian poets and the comments of reviewers affect our assessment of Harwood as an Australian writer? Then consider Harwood and the world: think about the links to the world beyond Australia. Look at the range of references and allusions in Harwood’s poems. What does this show about the way she connects to the world?

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Harwood is interested in all forms of poetry. She frequently writes sonnets but she also uses the ballad, ode, elegy, narrative, and pastoral forms among others. Many poems have more than one part which, like movements in classical music, may be quite different.


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Harwood’s poems are lyrical and often challenging, capturing a tonal range and a strong sense of voice. She uses the discursive Augustan mode (witty and ironic). Her insights into the mysteries of language are framed by highly sophisticated complex poetic forms and she plays with traditional form.

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Voice emerges in the way language is used. Harwood’s poetry is always intellectual and complex in its thinking and yet it is also intensely personal. Her voice is embedded into the texture of the poems, through the words, the structure, the allusions. She locates herself into a literary Australia through her direct references to famous Australian writers who were her friends.

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Structure, form, word choice, imagery, allusions, line length, rhythm, visual patterns of lines, punctuation – all these make up a style that is uniquely Harwood. At times her poetry is very accessible and at other times it becomes more obscure creating a puzzle for the reader – displaying virtuosity with forms and enacting philosophical ideas of great depth. Sometimes when the reference is obscure she adds footnotes for her reader.

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Direct students to write their own poem about an experience, person, or place that has affected them. Work in pairs to critique each other’s work and offer some editorial advice on: structure, images, line length, rhythm, sounds, punctuation. Reflect on the experience of the rewriting – how important is it to have an editor for your work?
One of Harwood’s beliefs was that the first version of a poem was the right one. She rarely changed her poems except for punctuation. Ask students what they think about this? How much thought did they put into their punctuation?