Fact About Rugby League There are 16 teams, one of which is New Zealand. Australian Rugby New Zealand, a land where sheep roam My birth place, my country, my home A land of mountains, lakes and snow Glistening Glaciers, raging rivers flow Australia sits across the Tasman Sea
New Zealand, a land where sheep roam
My birth place, my country, my home
A land of mountains, lakes and snow
Glistening Glaciers, raging rivers flow
Australia sits across the Tasman Sea
A new home for me
Australia, a hot blazing fire beckons me to her shore
Family friends close no more
A new life I have to form
So sad, so lonely I wish to morn
But rugby league is my life
It keeps me out of strife
Aussie rugby I meet new mates
Entering different stadium gates
Men as tough as nails
We play in sun, rain and hail
Pass, throw, chip, kick, try
The winning team holds it’s head up high
Thump, crack, whistle blows, cheer
The loosing team shreds a tear
Finally the game comes to an end
Australia now my friend
Not as bad as I thought it would be
My new country, my new home for me.
New Zealand’s native farm animal.
New Zealand’s natural resources.
The alliteration is giving us a mental picture about the rivers.
The alliteration shows how the glaciers look in the writer’s eyes.
The location of Australia from new Zealand.
This personification shows Australia’s shore as if it is a human asking the writer to come.
This metaphor shows how Australia is in their eyes.
The writers emotion about having to leave his home and family to play rugby.
These two lines show the theme of the poem, how he needs to create a new life in order to play rugby.
This simile is exaggerating the toughness of the other people playing rugby.
Telling us the actions in rugby.
These two lines are comparing the actions of the winning team and the loosing team.
This example of onomatopoeia is showing us the sounds of rugby.
The poems message can be summed up in these lines.
The rhyming scheme attracts us to read on.