The second stanza continues creating a description of his father, and uses repetition in the describing of actions to indicate the repetitiveness and mundaneness of them, in "From the soil he turned/ And tobacco he rolled".In the third stanza, a clear change of perspective is shown by indicating the author's thoughts.The first stanza describes their uncertainty about the future and about their lives and establishes the perspective of the group of migrants as a whole.
The feeling given in the words "needing its sanction/ To pass in and out of lives" depicts the migrants' feelings that they ere prisoners and their bitterness towards their lack of total freedom.
The last lines "That had only begun/ Or were dying." highlight the extent of the uncertainty of the migrants' future.
The responder is given the impression that from when Peter was at the age of 13, He and his father began to diverge in values, lifestyle, and most importantly, perspective of their worlds.
"Watched me pegging my tents/ further and further south of Hadrian's Wall." This metaphor indicates the poets change from the Polish culture and his heritage, to the Australian culture and his new life."Migrant Hostel" is about his family's experience in the Parkes Hostel, where they stayed for two years.
To demonstrate a change in perspective, he uses contrasting words and statements to show the differing thoughts and ideas held by himself, his father, and the migrants in his poems.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your visiting.In Feliks' case, he avoided assimilating to the Australian culture, preferring to stick to his old ways including language, thus alienating himself from the society in which he now lived.In contrast, Peter was born in Europe at the end of the war, and at age four, moved to Australia with his parents.The third stanza describes the migrants' awareness of their surroundings by creating an extended metaphor."We lived like birds of passage -/ Always sensing a change/ In the weather:/ Unaware of the season/ Whose track we would follow." The connection to birds makes the inhabitants of the hostel appear to be relatively insignificant creatures, who did as was expected and no more.He therefore is indicating that at that point, his father was of less worth than a grunting animal.The poet almost condemns his father for not trying to assimilate, but in the sixth stanza he describes the other side of Feliks' personality again, proving that in his opinion, his father is not a bad person."I thoughtÃ¢ÂÂ¦ Feliks Skrzynecki,/ That formal address/ I never got used to" It is clear from these lines that a ritual which Feliks considered a customary formality, caused discomfort for Peter and perhaps even embarrassment."They dug cancer out of his foot" in the fourth stanza is a callous description of the procedure, and the brutality of Feliks' experience is exaggerated in order to demonstrate his positive outlook on life to a greater extent, in comparison.The change of perspective described in it is the demonstration of the differences between the father's perspective of Australia, and his son's perspective.They each have totally different perceptions of their world because of their differing experiences in life. Early British settlers introduced Western stock and crops and Australian agriculture now produces an abundance of fresh produce. Licensed under License unknown, please check it yourself" data-lightbox="media-gallery-1567805596" English: Migrant Arrivals in Australia - 50,000th Dutch migrant, arrives in Australia aboard the SIBAJAK.