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English A1 Assignment
The Legend by Judith Wright Analysis
By Arjun Sharma
The title " Legend" is important for this poem since we as readers can relate to legends . legends give us hope, they are usually portrayed as common and ordinary people. The fact that the " Blacks smiths boy is a legend/protagonist of this poem complements and emphasises the meaning. We also develop a rhyme scheme in this poem which is ABCDBABCA.
The poem begins with the phrase "The blacksmiths boy" which is referenced several times later in the poem. In fact there are frequent uses of words relating to "black" used by the poet throughout out this poem. This is maybe to portray darker imagery in the readers mind or this also can interpreted as a foreshadowing technique used by the poet to foreshadow a tragic or an unfortunate event that may take place. Repetition of Words such as "black hat", "black dog" again emphasise the darker imagery exhibited in the poem which again adds a gloomy atmospheres in the poem. The word black can be interpreted as simple and ordinary which relate to the characteristics of a legend."Cobwebs snatched", "rivers hindered
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