Poetry Quotes

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Poetry Quotes
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  1. Quotes: Nightfall in Soweto (14) and poet
    • Nightfall comes like a dreaded disease
    • ravaging 
    • lurking
    • dagger
    • I am the victim

    • I am slaughtered 
    • I am cornered 
    • I am the prey
    • man has become prey
    • helplessness

    • Where is my refuge?
    • where am I safe?
    • matchbox house
    • barricade myself

    Oswald Mtshali
  2. Quotes: Always a suspect (8)
    poet
    • Dress like a
    • gentleman

    ‘produce’

    • Document of my
    • existence

    • Barred by
    • commissionaire

    ‘What do you want’

    • I trudge the city
    • pavements

    • Who shifts her
    • handbag

    The heart of a theif

    Oswald Mtshali
  3. Quotes: An abandoned bundle (9) and poet
    • Chimney smoke: flowed
    • thick yellow as pus oozing from a gigantic sore (simile)

    • Little houses like
    • fish caught in a net (simile)

    Dogs:     red bandanas (imagery)

    • Fought
    • fiercely (alliteration)

    • For
    • a squirming bundle (imagery of death)

    • Bared
    • fangs

    • Flicked
    • velvet tongues of scarley

    • Leaving
    • mutilated corpse

    • Baby in the Manger
    • sleep well on human dung

    Oswald Mtshali
  4. Quotes: Ala (6) and poet
    Hold her naked body

    Legs spread-eagle

    Fate for all us rebel women (grouping)

    • Slow and painful
    • (cruelty of opressors)

    • His fury (attributing
    • gender)

    • We the women
    • sing and weep as we work
    • (alliteration and shows oppression)

     Grace Nichols
  5. Quotes: In the park (8) poet?
    • She sits in
    • the park. Her clothes are out of date (depersonalised, short sentences, no
    • adjectives)

    • Two children
    • whine and bicker, tug her skirt (demand of attention)

    • A third
    • draws aimlessly (lack of attention)

    • ‘Time holds
    • great surprises’ (conversation)

    • His neat
    • head unquestionably rises (nice looking, neatly dressed, contrasts her)

    • Rehearsing
    • the children’s names and birthdays  (over
    • and over)

    • ‘It’s so
    • sweet to hear their chatter, watch them grow and thrive’ (irony against stanza
    • 1, aimlessly – public)

    • To the wind
    • she says ‘they have eaten me alive’ (depressed mood – private)

    Gwen Harwood
  6. Quotes: Suburban sonnet (8) poet?
    • It can
    • matter to no one now if she plays well or not

    • On the floor
    • two children-chatter (alliteration) then scream and fight (actions)

    • A pot boils
    • over. (short sentence)

    • Zest and
    • love drain out

    Crusted milk

    • Once she
    • played for Rubinstein, who yawned (lost dream)

    • Children
    • caper round a sprung mousetrap where a mouse lies dead

    • Paper says:
    • Tasty dishes from stale bread

    Gwen Harwood
  7. An impromptu for Ann  Jennings (9) poet?
    • Cleaning up
    • infants, bandaging, making ends and tempers meet (list of requirements for
    • motherhood)

    • You’d take
    • mine (children) when I felt near defeat

    • Keeping our
    • balance somehow through squalling disorder, or with anguish running wild (emotive
    • language)

    • When
    • sickness, a sick joke from some appalling orifice (distaste)

    • Our new
    • lords whose beautiful tyrannic kingdom (descriptions of children)

    • But we have
    • risen

    • Caesar’s we
    • were (rising above difficulties of raising children)

    • Now we move where
    • we will

    • Time has
    • given again a hundredfold those lives that we surrendered, the love, the
    • fruitfulness, but not the pain.

    Gwen Harwood
  8. Quotes: On watching a sleeping child (16) poet?
    • I could have
    • easily done you in

    • Martyred
    • patience. For days it’s been spread-eagle on the fridge (metaphor)

    • Yes, not
    • much blood left (short sentences)

    • You leeched
    • a few more drops (metaphor)

    • Hosing you
    • off (not much care)

    • You superb
    • little bastard

    • You greedy
    • vampire (metaphor)

    Commands:        into the bathtub

    •                                 Don’t clamp your
    • eyes shut

    •                                 Come out of the
    • closet

    • Lunatic
    • mother (self-description)

    • Abhor your
    • adorable smile

    • Watching you
    • watching me watching the clock (as does buttons)

    • I hate you,
    • I love you, I hate you, I love you.

    • I’ll laugh
    • and pass out with love

    Jeni Kroll
  9. Quotes: Acacia Ridge (8) poet?
    • White men,
    • turn quickly the earth of Acacia ridge (repeated)

    • Cover up the
    • crime committed (alliteration)

    • Pregnant
    • black women in despair

    • Ignore her
    • bitter tears while her children cling to her terrified

    • Plough the
    • guilt in, cover and hide the shame

    • Homeless now
    • they stand and watch

    • You whites
    • with all the power and privilege

    • The crime of
    • acacia ridge

    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  10. Quotes: Intolerance (10) poet?
    • the white
    • glug contemptuously

    • ‘says’
    • nigger

    • Democracy is
    • empty prate

    White elite

    • ‘we won’t
    • have abos in our street.’

    • Their
    • Christianity’s a cheat

    • Blacks are
    • banned

    • Dark
    • children coming home in tears

    • Hurt and
    • bewildered by their jeers

    • (these
    • racists) would snub the carpenter in heaven 

    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
  11. Quotes: Dark Unmarried mothers (11) poet?
    • About the
    • women:

                    Earliest teens

                    Fair game for leeches

    • About the
    • men:

                    Leeches

                    Low-grade animals

                    Prowl for safe prey

                    Like a dog

    • But hush,
    • you mustn’t say so

    • Turn the
    • blind eye (repetition)

    • Is it a
    • white girl? – court case an headline

    • Is it a dark
    • girl? – then safe immunity

    • The shame,
    • the injustice

    Oodgeroo Noonuccal

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