I realised that even though Slessor’s Beach Burial doesn’t ramble on about the Australian lifestyles and the Australian landscapes, It is a poem solely based on the importance of national identity… heck- it doesn’t even mention the word ‘Australia’ in it!
To give you a bit of a background, Kenneth Slessor was an eminent Australian Journalist for a great part of his life, and because of this, When World War 2 came around he was chosen be Australia’s official war correspondent.
Although not blatantly obvious at first, Kenneth Slessor’s emotive and poignant poem Beach burial is a poem concerned with raising the awareness of national identity.
But what Slessor is trying to say here doesn�t refer just to the Australian identity it refers to the importance of every countries national identity and, in the long run, the unimportance of it.
To give you a bit of a background, Kenneth Slessor was an eminent Australian Journalist for a great ...