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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Summary of A. D. Hope's "Australia"

A.D. Hope is an Australian poet. Australian poets write about aborigins (native Australians) and about their identity in their poems. The poem Australia talks about the present condition of Australia.

The present condition of Australia:
            Australia was once a land of trees, but today it is full of war and soldiers. The lands are now covered by the military uniforms – green and grey. Its hills are dark and broken like the broken lion statues of Egypt.
            People call Australia as an young country. The poet does not agree with them because Australia has a long history. It has its own songs, arts and history. It may look young but it has a long history to tell.
            The aborigins are enslaven by the alien countries. The aborigins does not live but they are said to ‘survive’. The five major cities of Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide) are colonised. The aborigins are chased out by the alien rulers. The original citizens are no more given equal rights.

            The poet is hopeful. He ends the poem with a positive note. He says that some prophet would emerge or come from the Australian ground, who would claim freedom and rights to liberate the aborigins and Australian culture from the colonisers.


  1. your essay is full of misinterpretations.

  2. Madhav,

    You are way off the mark in your interpretation of the poem. Try again.


  3. kindly make a summary of A.D.Hope's "Standardization"...

  4. Australia is a poem critiquing modern civilization, a civilization devoid of life. discussing the problem of industrialization this poem can be read parallely with the waste land.

  5. clearly misinterpreted the meaning....

  6. crisp and nice....

  7. can have more clarity in your presentation

  8. i am sorry but you have clearly misinterpreted the text.

  9. Are u retard???????????????????????

    1. a retard is someone who is slow physically not mentally and you're rude!

  10. i think in this poem was misinterpretation so please give correct interpretation

  11. those who dare to say misinterpreted, please give here the correct interpretation. please do not make such comment, he is far better than you. you can never give a complete answer and complete interpretation of any work in literature. it is just his own interpretation of this poem australia.

    by the way, heads off to the interpreter. good keep it up.

  12. Short and sweet, nothing to blame, and well... there are many levels of interpretation possible for ths poem, its main theme is the impact of colonization and not industrialization

  13. Good try.. keep writing.. ppl always blame good things.. so dnt worry

  14. I am student, being student iT helped tO learn its inner meaning with simple words,,
    I hope iT would help mE FOR xams tnq......

    Waiting fr ur next summary 😊

  15. There is hope in the end that a prophet like Moses will lead them to a new world.After all, Hope is a good thing - may be the best of thing. And no good thing ever dies.