The room is silent and dark, lacking human life and vitality.
Hi, I am Sara from Studymoose Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? Belonging in any sense is not possible without the affirmative of others.
Peter Skrzynecki is of Polish/Ukrainian background and was born in 1945, in Germany, shortly before the end of World War II.
He emigrated to Australia in 1949 with his parents.
The need to belong to family and culture is a universal human need which provides a sense of value and emotional stability, and in many respects forges one’s identity.
Alienation and disconnection often creates feelings of isolation, depression and loss of identity.
The poet also highlights the migrants need to seek out the familiar in people with the same nationality or culture, in search of a place to belong and a link to their former identities by connecting with other migrants, ‘ Nationalities sought each other out instinctively’.
The slowly widening generational gap between father and son and between cultures is explored in “Feliks Skrzynecki”.
It affects the reader by creating empathy, and allows the reader to associate with the poem and the message in it e. “In its china blue coat” Negative connotation: A word or phrase that has a negative or disliked association connected to it, most commonly due to social use or misconceptions of a word or its meaning e.
Introduction Peter Skrzynecki explores various aspects of belonging and not belonging in his poems "ancestors", "Feliks", and "10 Mary Street".