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In the poem "Sports Field" by Judith Wright, she uses the story of a sports carnival to describe the life of human being.

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SPORTS FIELD BY JUDITH WRIGHT In our lives there are always a start and an end. Between The start and the end we have to go through a cycle of life. Our life is like a jigsaw that will fit nicely together. The things that happen to us in our early life can shape the course that our future life will follow. So we have to make the most of the opportunity in hand or we will end up regretting that we have not made the most of it. Our life is like a sports carnival there are always a start and an end. In the poem "Sports Field" by Judith Wright, she uses the story of a sports carnival to describe the life of human being. Because life is like a race we can either win or lose. Lots of the dominant imagery in the poem is pertaining to sport. ...read more.

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Metaphor is an implied comparison between two different things; figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily means one thing is applied to another thing in order to suggest a likeness between the two. For example "a copper sky," "a heart of stone." Personification is a figure of speech in which a lifeless thing or quality is spoken of as if alive. For example: The music sobbed. Duty calls us. There Honor comes, a pilgrim grey (William Collins). In this poem there are lots of metaphors used and few similes. The metaphors are used to make the poem to have different meanings. In this poem Judith Wright used metaphors so from the story sports carnival to our daily life. Naked all night the field breathed its dew until the great gold ball of day sprang up from the dark hill. This is the first verse from the poem. ...read more.

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The ball dropped or held this is a line from verse four it describing our mood sometimes we can be happy or sad. Till the day's great golden ball that no one ever catches, drops, and at its fall runners and watchers from this verse it is saying that we cannot stop the course of life. So pride and pain are fastened into the heart's future, while naked and perilous the night and the field glitter. This is the last verse of the poem it is describing the end of life, death. So the start of the sport carnival is the same as the start of life and the end of the sport carnival is the same as the end of life which is death. Judith Wright has use lots of dominant imagery in the poem that is pertaining to sport. And she has used the story of sports carnival to describe our daily life. For my opinion this poem is really specific for describing our life its pretty good poem for different of reason. ...read more.

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