"My Country" is a rhyming poem with six stanzas. The first stanza portrays the British scenery, but it is the Australian bush that beckons to the young Dorothea Mackellar's heart, and the next stanzas are a hymn to her birthplace. Dorothea was born in England but she grew up in Australia, and she felt a special connection to her new home.
The term "ballad" describes a song that is either popular or classical. In fact, many countries have their own version of the classic "Ballad of Johnnie Walker." Russia has a song called "Moscow City," while France has one called "Le Chant de la France." Even America has its own version of the classic ballad: "Home on the Range."
ANALYSIS "My Nation" by Dorothea Mackellar is a poem that expresses Mackellar's strong enthusiasm and love for her country, Australia. The overall goal of the poem appears to be to elicit appreciation for the country and to demonstrate Mackellar's profound affinity and affection for her land.
In the first stanza, the poet begins with a direct address to her homeland describing it as "my country". She goes on to say that she feels privileged to have been born in such a great nation where freedom of speech and religion are allowed. The last line of the first stanza states that Australia is the place where anyone can make their life better even if they have nothing else.
In the second stanza, the poet expresses her gratitude to her country for giving her the opportunity to achieve what she has ever since school days when she would daydream about being a writer. She also mentions some specific places in Australia that help her remember those days when she used to wander around without any aim or purpose. These places include Sydney, Melbourne, and the Great Barrier Reef.
In the third stanza, the poet talks about the beauty of her country saying that no matter how cold or hot it may be, no matter what the weather may be like, there is always something wonderful to see or do in Australia. As an example, she mentions kangaroos, sharks, and giant pandas.
"My Nation" by Dorothea Mackellar is a poem that expresses Mackellar's strong enthusiasm and love for her country, Australia. The poem's ultimate goal appears to be to evoke admiration for the country and to demonstrate Mackellar's profound love and affection for her homeland.
Australia is a large continent in the southern hemisphere. It lies east of India and west of Asia. It is separated from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to the north by the Indian Ocean and from Antarctica to the south by the Pacific Ocean.
The inhabitants of Australia are called "Australians". Australian is defined as: "of or relating to Australia or its people".
Thus, the theme of My Country is a patriotic one that emphasizes love for one's country.
It was written by Dorothea Mackellar, an English poet, author, and educationalist who became known as the "Queen of Australia". She was born on August 24th, 1810 in London, England and died on February 4th, 1902 in Sydney, Australia. She reached the age of 80 years old.
In addition to writing poems, Dorothea Mackellar also wrote two books: a memoir entitled "My Life" and a novel entitled "John Inglesant".
The overall purpose of the poem appears to be to elicit admiration for the country and demonstrate Mackellar's strong affection for the country. In addition, the poem aims to promote unity among all Australians.
Mackellar was an Australian poet and politician who had strong feelings about what she called "the little kingdom". She traveled widely and became friends with many famous people including Queen Victoria. In 1868, Mackellar was elected to the first parliament of Queensland where she served until her death in 1920. Her body is buried in Brisbane General Cemetery.
In the poem, Mackellar expresses her pride in being an Australian and her conviction that her country is a noble one. She also hopes that others will feel the same way about their own nation.
Here are some of the lines from the poem that best express the overall theme and purpose of the piece:
Oh! Let us all with heart undivided, Praise our common Motherland!
The goal that has always driven Mackellar and continues to drive Australia today is peace and harmony between the different parts of the society.