My Country and No More Boomerang Essay
The sense of connection and belonging to the Australian environment is a strong aspect of the Australian lifestyle. The complexities endured in Mackellar’s description of the landscape ‘ragged mountain ranges’ and ‘pitiless blue skies’ emphasised through sensory …show more content…
‘My Country’ introduces us to ideas about people who have a patriotic love and compassion for the place in which they live; Australia. The composer demonstrates this love for the home country when she writes ‘I love’ repeatedly throughout the poem. The repetition of the phrase reinforces the composer’s connection to Australia and its natural wonders. This repetition as well as the first person narration, creates a patriotic voice and profound connection to the Australian environment. We can also see this connection once again when the composer states ‘my homing thoughts will fly.’ The personal pronoun highlights her deep connection to the land as well as the metaphor that creates the illusion of homing pigeons which reinforces that no matter where in the world she is, her spirit will always be at home in Australia.
Indeed it can be seen that composers such as Dorothea Mackellar and Oodegroo