7th Peer Review

Julena Oliva – https://julenaoliva.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/blog-6/

“Hi Julena,
I think your poem is really evocative and really moving, effectively conveying a war environment. I think you’ve done a really great job constructing the poem, using some really descriptive language and thus, making the poem highly thought provoking. I’m really impressed, well done!!:)

6th Peer Review

Natasha Prudnicki – https://nprudnicki97.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/the-secret-affairs-of-meg-and-lummy/

“Hi Natasha,
I really like your first paragraph, concerning what Meg may be going through at this time with her Aunt Daise’s funeral and how she may be acting like her aunt to keep her memory alive and how her mother isn’t helping. I like how you expanded on this behaviour in the second paragraph, with regard to Lummy. The tone of this letter is friendly and sympathetic, yet cautionary, which I think is very fitting with the content of the letter. What a great blog, well done!! Just something minor though: watch at the very end of the first paragraph, there’s a lowercase “i” where there should be an uppercase “I”:)

5th Peer Review

Riley Powers – https://rileypowers1.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/week-8-blog-6/comment-page-1/#comment-18

“Hey Riley
I really like your discussion on Mary Gilmore and Judith Wright and how they were the catalyst for change and women’s rights in the 20th century – I think this is a really great point:) And I think your discussion on the differing perspectives in “The Orange Tree” symbolizing the polarizing perspectives between Indigenous and white culture is also a really interesting point – I didn’t think of it when I read the poem and think it’s another good point. This is a really good blog, well done!”


4th Peer Review

Biancah Nasr – https://biancahnasrblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/the-measure-by-mary-gilmore/comment-page-1/#comment-10

“Hey Biancah :)
I really love this analysis – it’s well thought-out, well explained and a well-rounded answer :) I love how you considered all possible meanings of the title, with evidence from the poem to back up your answer and I really like how you put in your own interpretation of the title at the end with how you see the measure as “human ignorance” – it’s different to what everyone else seems to think and just makes your blog entry all-encompassing with that difference of opinion. What a great job!!”


3rd Peer Review

Brianna-May Worrell – https://briannamwblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/harpur-vs-kendall/

“Hey Brianna,
Wow, what an interesting blog!! I love your detailed analysis of the poems, it shows that you really know your stuff and understand the poems really well, too:) I really like your comparison at the end of both the animals in these two poems (the dragon-hornet and the bell-birds) and how, despite their different ways of expressing it, both the authors see the beauty of the Australian landscape through these two creatures. Well done!:)

2nd Peer Review

Nicole Yallop – https://nicoleyallop.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/australian-literature-blog-entry-3

“Hey Nicole!

I really like your comments on the “beauty and danger of the scene” and how you can have two such opposing things in the same painting 🙂 Also the contrast between the natural and the manmade; the bushland and the railroad tunnel was another great point and your newfound appreciation for what the labourers and those working on the tunnel must’ve had to live through while experiencing it. I found your last couple of sentences quite profound too; that the European settlers couldn’t adapt the country to their liking without paying some sort of price is something I also definitely saw in this painting too 🙂 What a great post!!”

1st Peer Review

Claire Williamson – https://clairewilliamsonlit.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/week-3-post-1/

“I think this is a really intriguing concept, the idea of ‘home’, and I think you have a really interesting take on the cultural divide between the white and Indigenous Australians and how it’s driven by their different ideas of ‘home’; I’d never considered it before! I also loved how you brought in your own personal experience with ‘home’ and how different culture can be.”