" symbolises Peter's feelings of guilt at not understanding the "whispers" of his ancestors or of not staying true to his native culture, instead choosing to lead a life forever caught between the two.This idea is echoed throughout all three poems as Peter describes his struggles to belong to one or the other worlds and his feelings of alienation and isolation from both.
He does not understand the lands that they talk about and cannot feel the sense of loss his father does at their diaspora as he has never seen the farms and fields that his father so misses. Conclusion The poem "Feliks" focuses on Peter's relationship to his father and belonging in relation to Peter's sense of not belonging to his father's world.
The poem "ancestors" focuses on Peter's guilt at not belonging to his culture and heritage, at "denying his ancestors" and his blood.
Introduction Peter Skrzynecki explores various aspects of belonging and not belonging in his poems "ancestors", "Feliks", and "10 Mary Street".
Using language techniques such as enjambment, simile, metaphor and alliteration Peter Skrzynecki broadens the reader's concept of belonging through the medium of poetry.
It is through this that individuals also gain acceptance within a community or culture and empowers oneself both at a personal and collaborative level.
However with these positive notions of belonging inevitably come consequences of not belonging.Belonging cannot be achieved without an understanding of oneself and their surroundings.Belonging encompasses many different themes, several of which are explored in Romulus My Father.- Davie's (1994) concept of ‘believing without belonging’ describes the movement away from organised religion and the increasing numbers of people who are ‘spiritual but not religious’ (Davie, 1994).It describes why people feel they no longer need to take part in religious practises, but still classify themselves as ‘Catholic’.The final choice stands as the product of introspection and a social projection of internal beliefs.However, often the presented factions do not coincide with our own beliefs in their entirety.Meanwhile in “Rockstar” the composer explores the concept that people will wish to belong to various groups and what extremes they are willing to go to in order to belong....[tags: The Crucible, Pursuit of Happiness, Rockstar] - Through analysis and exploration of my chosen text, “A Selection of Songs by The Smiths”, as well comparisons linked to Emily Dickinson’s set poems, a vast array of representations of belonging have been discerned.The poem "10 Mary Street" focuses on the idea of immigrants belonging or not belonging to their new homeland.Throughout these poems Peter Skrzynecki uses many language techniques along with the theme of not belonging to explore his ideas about belonging.