Seventh Peer Review

Hi Brianna!
I have really enjoyed your blog over the past semester and especially liked your discussion of Les Murray’s poem this week. I completely agree with you that we have willingly given money control of our lives. Your discussion of this in the final paragraph was particularly interesting especially the statement that it has taken control of all aspects of our life whether it be religious, ideologically or creatively. A possible disagreement however, lies within the title of your post, the popular saying, “money is the root of all evil”. I feel that because, as you have stated, we so willingly give ourselves to money, that it is not to blame for our actions. Are we not more responsible for giving it the power to control us? This may be an interesting thought to further explore.
Best wishes, Tamara 🙂

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Sixth Peer Review

Hi there Riley!
Great work on your blog post this week, one thing I suggest would be to make sure you keep your correct persona the whole way through; I believe in your last paragraph you switched personas and wrote “the two of us” rather than “the two of you.”

I thoroughly enjoyed your analysis of the reasons people may get into relationships ie: being seen as the “lucky one” by their friends. I agree with you in that I think it’s upsetting that our society is so materialistic that it condones the using of other people in a way that enhances one’s own image. I do think however, that Szabo was naive and at fault in many ways and that it was not only Miss Slatterly’s fault. This is due to the fact that he somewhat allowed himself to be used, ignoring the reality that not all relationships are built on love and trust.

Keep up with the great thoughts and good luck 🙂

 

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Fifth Peer Review

Hi there Riley!
I enjoyed your post about this weeks poems and your analysis of the meaning behind them. I like the fact that you ventured to state that female authors and poets were a driving force behind women’s movements as influential women were in fact very empowering for other women at the time in many ways. I have to disagree however with your statement that there was not much change for women throughout the 20th century; this was the most rapid time for change for women as it includes all the years between 1901 and 2000 in which time so many changes occurred- in fact, women in Australia got the vote in the very early years of the 20th century! I also enjoyed your analysis of “The Orange Tree” as your insight into the poem contrasting the perspectives of Aboriginal and white people as I only thought about the different perspectives of individuals and society- loved your fresh take on it!
Keep up the awesome work 🙂

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Fourth Peer Review

Hi Daniel!
Enjoyed your post about Gilmore’s poem, especially the emphasis you have placed on the meaning and power that the imagery of white beds has in relation to the war. I thought your interpretation of the meaning of the closed doors and empty beds was interesting however I had a very different interpretation. While you felt that they symbolised peace, I think that they are a commentary on the tragic waste of human life and the emptiness left where people used to be. In this interpretation, the message of the poem would be a pacifist view rather than the view that peace was created through a loss of life.
Keep up the great blogging!

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Third Peer Review

Hey Daniel!
I enjoyed your post about Harpur and Kendall, especially the way you highlighted the difference in values through contrast and comparison. I do however, disagree with your statement that the poets “share similar writing styles.” I think that Harpur relies much more heavily on structure and texture of his poem to convey his experiences by changing the length of the stanzas and using enjambement during the disruptive part of the poem to have a hurried effect on the reader. In contrast to that, Kendall’s poetry has a consistent flow to it which conveys a sense of wander and awe which is then enhanced through the imagery used.
Good work on the blog 🙂
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Second Peer Review

Hey Josh!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having a read of your blog and find your discussion of the painting very insightful. I agree with your point about the contrast between the untouched left side of the painting and the mine on the right side and would go on to say that there are many more contrasting elements of the image in relation to this. I think that the fact that the right side is much lower down really demonstrates what is missing-what has been taken away. The natural beauty shown on the left through bright colours compared to the dull, dustiness of the right side shows the meaning that is lost through the aims of settlers to create “meaning” through what they can take from the land. I really enjoyed your perspective of the painting and the way you compared two paintings to encompass multiple aspects of the issue. Keep it up!

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First Peer Review

Hey there Anastasia!

Really love your blog post and agree with the fact that we don’t often realise the true meaning of the land we walk on while Indiginous people actively keep the connection alive. While I agree with your statement that “the Aboriginals, still see this land as how it was, how it should be”, I think to continue on from there it is interesting that Indignous people also included many of the things Europeans bought and found meaning in that as well as their natural environment. For example, Bobby in That Deadman Dance compared the ship sails to bird wings in an attempt to create meaning in the man-made environment also. I also love your point that the flora and fauna “give the land a soul”.

Keep up the awesome work 🙂

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