Its journey depicts the aspects of war and its devastations upon human individuals.
This is clearly an anti-war poem, reproducing in the seventies the sentiments of the First World War poets. In 25 lines of broken verse presented in one demanding stanza, Dawe recounts how "they are bringing" home the bodies "in deep freeze lockers" Ironically, he celebrates their coming home across the curvatures of the globe and across the international borders as they fly homeward bound.
Homecomings are usually consoling and familiar particularly in the American culture where "home' acquires very many strong associations of rest, trust and identity. But here the term is deliberately turned upside down as the dead return home - a telling commentary on the VN war and what it destroyed.
The diction is plain like prose, the pace is relentless and the tone is ironic. The drama of the historic present moment is expressed in many present participles: Dawe's point of view is not uncritical.
We are enjoined not to be passionless spectators but to feel this great injustice to our young men.
The irony is that the young are brought back to the old ridiculous curvatures of our old continent's coasts and into the cities and small towns where they were raised.A poem about Australian soldiers coming home from the Vietnam war, written by Bruce Dawe in “Homecoming” is featured in the Macmillan anthology of Australian literature alongside other.
Homecoming - Bruce Dawe.
All day, day after day, they’re bringing them home, they’re picking them up, those they can find, and bringing them home, they’re bringing them in, piled on the hulls of Grants, in trucks, in convoys, they’re zipping them up in green plastic bags.
Critical Analysis of 'Homecoming' by Bruce Dawe and 'Come Up from the Fields, Father' by Walt Whitman. In this essay I will be writing about two poems: ‘Homecoming’ by Bruce Dawe and ‘Come Up From the Fields, Father’ by Walt Whitman.
These poems both combine normal life with war in .
Bruce Dawe is one of the most inspirational and truthful poets of our time. Born in , in Geelong, most of Dawe’s poetry concerns the common person. His poems are a recollection on the world and issues around him. Bruce Dawe uses vivid visual and aural poetic techniques to raise global issues and construct his own attitudes towards war.
Through the poem ‘Homecoming’ he conveys his feelings about. Bruce Dawe's Homecoming Bruce Dawe publishes articles of his encounters in the Vietnam Battle in the composition "Homecoming".
By using many different vocabulary methods he delivers his unhappiness and compassion for the reduction of the lives of the youthful military.