Drift by Denis Glover -
What are some features we can see in the poem? Use words and quotes from the poem to support your answer...
The feature in this poem is rhym. For example: “Drift, drift upon the beach, Dead Mans Bay and dead mans beach. The pattern it goes in is AABB
What is the author’s purpose of the poem?
The author’s purpose is to raise awareness that driftwoods are pieces of solid log that travel around numerous places. Though they do not choose the path they are on because it is chosen for them by which why the world is pointing or where the storm is headed. Sometimes you need to choose your own pathway instead of other people directing you where to go. It’s not about how you do it, It’s about where you’re going in life.
What are the key ideas in the poem?
The key idea in this poem is to follow your own pathway and to never let others push you back to the start, Which also means to never trust people that walk you through the wrong pathway.
Why do you think these are the key ideas?
“May drive them to the indifferent shore” Which means you can go wherever you want in life without anyone telling you where to go.
How does the poem make you feel?
I love freedom because it makes me want to go anywhere in life not listening to anyone in the world, telling me where to go when I can just go anywhere I want. Walking through the correct pathway instead of the wrong path.
Why does it make you feel this way?
Because I freedom and with poem being about drift wood and how it moves around you can discover new things and doorways to different lives.
How does the image in the poem support the way the poem makes your feel?
The driftwood drifting through the water and the water can lead you to many places even to you dreams and hopes and beliefs. It’s a drifting wood drifting through freedom.