Gwen Harwood Essay | A Critical Study of Gwen Harwood Poetry

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A Critical Study of Gwen Harwood Poetry

Summary: Provides a critical analysis of the poetry of Gwen Harwood. Describes how when a text is read, the ideas raised, and the meaning which is interpreted, will vary as each responders context does. Analyzes two of Harwood's poems, "At Mornington" and "Father and Child".
The way that a text is read, the ideas raised, and the meaning which is interpreted, will vary as each responders context does.

A responders context has significant influence upon what ideas and meanings they will discover from within a text. Someone that values religion, or has an understanding of psychoanalysis, will focus upon the elements of a text which emphasise these ideas. It is more likely, however, that a responder considers and interprets the dominant reading of a text, which is quite frequently, but not always, a thematic reading.

Although each responders context can differ, a text can always hold meaning for those responding, no matter what their context is. These meanings will differ with context, yet a text will still hold some valued meaning.

This can be identified through study of Gwen Harwood's poems, "Father and Child", and "At Mornington", as...

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