Judith Wright Naked Girl And Mirror Analysis
‘Women To Child’ was written during Wright’s first and only pregnancy …show more content…
In the ‘Naked Girl and Mirror’ Wright continually uses evocative language to provoke emotion and appeal to the senses of the readers she is representing. Wright describes the persona as having, ‘smooth once hermaphrodite shoulders,’ to establish the figure of the persona as being androgynous, which can be displeasing to an adolescent girl when they are wanting to become and look like a grown woman. ‘Above those sudden shy curves furred with light that spring below your space.’ By using evocative words such as ‘shy’ and ‘furred’ so descried the dissatisfaction that the persona feels for her body. By manipulating language in the way that draws emotion Wright is able to establish a representation of readers and Australian society.
Judith Wright is renowned in Australia for capturing the essence of its people. In ‘Naked Girl and Mirror’ and ‘Women To Child’, Wright is able to convey a representation of the women in Australia though their experiences leading up to and within womanhood. She does this by drawing on her own context and experiences with her daughter to project them to her audience and create a representation for the women in Australia that also affects herself as she is categorised an Australian