Alone we are born

And die alone;

Yet see the red-gold cirrus

Over snow-mountain shine.

Upon the upland road

Ride easy, stranger:

Surrender to the sky

Your heart of anger

The poem was set in the high country Mountains.We can tell things because when he says

“Yet see the red-gold cirrus Over snow-mountain shine” he is meaning the clouds sit over the snowy mountains.The story is told is third person. Also their a colloquial language in this poem, this poem is unique to nz language meaning it is not to formal.This story has alot of metaphors


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  1. Fergus, you now need to write up the analysis of your poem in to a paragraph. Note the language features and their effect – why has the poet used these techniques? What is the theme/message you get from the poem?


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