The story goes on to tell the story of a grandfather retelling his story of the Vietnam War to his grandson. The physical refers to the lyrics. A cat sleeps on the chair, football plays on the television, framed photos of a young soldier sit on the shelf behind them and a toy helicopter and book about the Green Berets are abandoned on the floor. I would start the unit by looking at who was drafted to fight, and why. With its simple storyline of a soldier recollecting events in his life from his cadetship and embarking on his first tour of duty in Vietnam to his repeated nightmares as a result, this song has become a book accessible to quite young readers. Poetry is not only written verse but is used in songs as well. In fact, along with the picture of the little girl running naked from her village after it had been destroyed with napalm bombs it would be one of the most-recalled memories of that time.
It is stating that he cannot sleep because he was so frightened and stressed about whether he was going to live or die. God this song haunts my soul. During the coruses it flashes forward to current time and the physical and mental affects of the war. G Ballard and director ……. This poems shows that along with physical affects and war takes lives which leaves a profound affect on close loved ones. These three questions are formulated to give a comprehensive understanding of the authors and the effects of personal experience on their writing.
It is common knowledge today the even on the toughest of people war can be an extremely traumatic experience. He sees deaths, tortures, blood, fighting, aggression, violence. He never forgot how close he came, and when those who did fight returned, he paid attention to their struggles. Mr Storen's story had made the song real. Also at the time the embarkation point for troops shipping to Vietnam from all around Australia, because it was the biggest port in Northern Australia.
I Was Only Nineteen is a thought-provoking book in many ways. Repetition of the chorus reinforces the feelings of the surviving men. After Schumann had received letters of request from active soldiers in and he sought permission to visit the troops but obtained no answer. What really happened in 1969 One of the book's revelations is that it wasn't Frank who stepped on the mine. Described by rock historian Glenn A Baker as 'one of the finest songwriters this country has produced', John has received almost every award the Australian music industry has to offer.
In this essay I will be discussing the many factors that affected the slave trade. A lot of imagery is used to make the audience really imagine what the composer has. The sixth battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card. Townsville lined the footpath as we marched down to the quay. Finding a veteran One night, Schumann's girlfriend Denise, also known as Denny, brought her older brother Mick Storen to a Redgum performance. The song was written about the Vietnam War and the main point for this song to be produced was to help the public to understand what was happening in Vietnam.
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet? The lyrics include summarized stories the war itself and also talks about the struggle of war after the fighting is over. This story is very well written and illustrated. With unforgettable lyrics and a catchy melody, this song helped explain the effects of war to a generation born in a time of peace. The paper I want to focus on in this reflection is my Analysis paper. Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia.
Alongside his wife, James had a special friend called George Villiers. I found that boys in particular enjoyed the themes of war and it was a great way of engaging them during a Reading session. The story is told from the perspective of a grandfather who is recalling his experiences of the Vietnam war for his young grandson. About i was only 19 this song was originally written by john schumann for redgum it is a first hand account reflecting the experiences of australian soldiers and veterans of the vietnam war particularly of mick storen brother of denny schumans wife mentioned in the first line and frankie hunt who lost his leg during the war in 2005 Which is Often Downloaded :. Karyn Verity, Wheelers Hill Primary School, Victoria The class has been busy preparing for the upcoming Anzac day. Robyne Cuerel While he knew Mr Schumann intended to turn their discussion into a song about the war, he didn't know it would be such a personal experience.
But I think it still stands as Australia's greatest ever folk song. Australian men did not become eligible for conscription until the age of 21. When we were five and six years old my Aunt Sherry had fraternal twins, a girl and a boy, Macey and Collin. I am also very interested in doing this song for my 2nd piece of related material. And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? Below is a copy of the poem which is indentical to the song. Here's some stuff: - The lyrics have a narrative kind of structure coupled with the refrain God help me I was only 19. Redgum's John Schumann was the right age to fight in Vietnam, but his number didn't come up.
On one occasion it is slightly 899 Words 4 Pages Starting out in this class I was not sure if I was going to have another situation like in my literary analysis. Now I felt that I had three… 927 Words 4 Pages He was a whirlwind. Frank hopes this new book will set the record straight and perhaps mend a few bridges with people. It also mentions about life for the soldiers after the war. The colloquialisms applied to this ballad allow the reader to associate and relate to their own lifestyles in Australia.