Judith Wright Train Journey Poem Summary

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Texts are deliberately crafted by composers in response to their contexts, either political, historical or cultural, composers develop their desire to construct their personal representation of the landscape to allow responders to perceive the nature in ways they do.
The representation between landscape and poet is portrayed in, the romanticised poem, “Train Journey” by Judith Wright, the post colonisation poem, “Flame Tree in a Quarry” by Judith Wright and the outback painting of the effects of post European Colonisation, “Emus in a Landscape” by Russell Drysdale. These three texts convey the importance of a beneficial relationship between man and nature as a means of gaining a positive perception on the beauties of nature. Furthermore,
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The metaphysical representation of the landscape is conveyed in the romanticised poem, “Train Journey” by Judith Wright. Within the context of New England District, Wright’s representation of nature’s beauty and power has the potential to leave individuals in the state of awe whereby they come to realise the sublime hidden aspects of nature. To begin with, The phrase, “Train” in the title, symbolises the physical barrier which separates society from the authenticity of the physical landscape, individuals perceptions of nature has been altered as a result of the change in context, where many individuals switch their values from the beauties of nature to other aspects. Wright, on the other hand will always perceive nature with a sense of awe, consequently …show more content…
However, this painting highlights the effect of individual’s colonisation, through the close up of the black scraps of metal lying around the barren plain, representing man’s destruction and disruption of nature’s natural system, juxtaposed with the gentle colour of the sky, yellow symbolises innocence and purity which had been interfered by mankind. Wright encourages responder’s to appreciate what nature has provided, rather than take advantage of it, because one day, nature will choose to stop providing and it will only detriment the users, not the land itself, because it will always have the power to regrow. Furthermore, Drysdale’s lack of connection to the land is highlighted through the wide shot of the barren landscape, lifeless and non fertile, nothing grows on sand. The proximity of the emus with the rubbish left behind by the europeans, emphasises that as a result of Post European colonisation, emus have become endangered because people have use up all of natural resources to allow themselves to thrive, leaving animals and the environment with nothing left to survive on. The representation of the yellow sky

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