Swallow the Air by T ara June Winch. Quotes + Language F orms and Features. Chapter 1: Swallow the Air. “She shuffled us out like two jokers in her cards reminding us to go to Auntie’s house before dark, and telling us again she loved us .”. [simile ]. Cloud Busting.
Quotes + Language Forms and Features
Chapter 1: Swallow the Air
“She shuffled us out like two jokers in her cards reminding us to go to Auntie’s house before dark, and telling us again she loved us.”
[hyperbole / assonance / imagery]…
Anyway, Goulburn, ‘67. “All my brothers and sisters had been put into missions by then except Fred.. And me.”
P 23: “The saucepans, she says, the best bloody saucepans.”
“ We were happy when Aunty was happy, laughing and yarning and dancing around the yard.” [assonance / repetition / present-continuous “ing” verbs)
“ We were like the morning ladies, doing tai chi: out with the black clouds, in with the white.”
[ simile / cultural allusion / contrast ]
“I began to hide my skin from the other beach, from this stretch of cycleway.” “I am invisible, I am earth, I am sand.” “Oy, ya little coon bitch, what tha fuck do ya think yadoin?” “I scrambled up and ran toward the water…” “ This gunna show ya where ya don’t belong dumb black bitch.”
Sense of place“It’s an odd thing, a backyard, a little strip of nature, a little reminder of the rest of it, elsewhere.” P 189 Relate this to the pumping heart of lake Cowal and Wiradjuri Country- P183
relates to place and sense of time and continuity, as well as family togetherness at mealtimes.