Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Poetry and Lady
I tolerate elect the poem, brothel keeper Feeding the Cats by Douglas Stewart, to explore how the poet has used Australian visions to explore ideas nearly Australia. Douglas Stewart a poet who brings texts to life and shapes meaning giving them a distinctly visual image. He conveys this by using visual imagery and descriptive style in his poems this is conveyed in doll sustenance the cat. Lady Feeding the Cats, a poem links to the AOS- Australian Vision. The poem is really meaningful and boneheaded as the cats exposit the old lady at the end to be a gracious and sweet queen of the cat .The lady in this poem is a poor person who lives in the slum and wears the bedraggled bonnet and clothing still she is the queen in those cats mind. In the poem, Douglas has described Domain and Moreton Bays as a part of Australia it makes us aware that they lived in Australia and the behaviours from the lady who lives in bad conditions and is a poor person solely still treats others well, e specially the wild cats. The title, Lady Feeding the Cats, is appropriately chosen as symbolises a sense of volunteering and mateship.As shown in the text it claims that to feed those outlaws, represents and shows a metaphor for the great Australian values of volunteering and mateship. The poem lady feeding the cat has a sense of loneliness and links man and nature. Lady feeding the cat portrays a poor women living in the slums of Sydney and comes to the airfield everyday to feed the cats. Stewart uses visual imagery throughout the first stanza distressed stead, slums weather stains. Douglas uses this technique to explain and paint an image in the readers head of this womens economic standing in the world.In the first stanza Douglas uses beginning rhyme Shuffling-shoes-slums All the three words are interconnected showing somebody who is shuffling generally old connected to shoes because he is hobbling along slums shows the person shuffling is non just wearing old shoes but al so lives in slums indicating poverty. Douglas Stewart also uses simile by stating care a pine in the rain- often pine trees are not grown very symmetric but rather looks straggly especially when it has been raining and everything is wet and drooping.In the second stanza it says they rub at her legs for the bounty that neer fails its shows the connection and the friendship between the lady and the cats exploring the Australians values about the mateship. The lady in this poem gets her salvation from these cats without the cats she would have nothing, the cats also rely on the lady without this lady they would not get fed. The metaphor If she has fed their bodies, they have fed more than the body in her, revels that the lady fed the cats but the cats have fed her with love.