Sunday, September 7, 2008

Related Text: 'Drifters'

Appreciating the concept of ‘Belonging’

Text title: ‘Drifters’

Text type: Poem

Composer: Bruce Dawe

Source: Sometimes Gladness, Collected Poems, 1954-1982, p91


1. Read the poem and annotate ideas relating to the concept of ‘belonging’. Discuss
2. Brainstorm ideas relating to the following questions:

a) How do people belong/not belong in this poem?
b) What are the consequences of belonging/not belonging in this poem?
c) How has your understanding of belonging developed as a result of reading this poem?
d) Analyse how 4 techniques explore the concept of belonging.

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