Oodgeroo Noonuccal, an Australian poet, uses her work to convey

the aspects of Australian experience. Noonuccal’s poems mainly
focus on her own perspective of the culture and beliefs of the
both the Indigenous people and white Australians, the racial
discrimination that the Aborigines suffered and the Indigenous
people’s spirituality. Oodgeroo uses language and poetic
techniques such as colloquial language, metaphor and repetition,
to portray these aspects.No more Boomerang compares the
differences between the two unlikely cultures of the Aborigines
and the white Australians. The composer uses colloquial language
along with many Aboriginal terms and slang, for example, no
more corroboree, Gay dance and din, to create a closer
relationship to the reader, allowing them to relate to the text as
the language is familiar to them. Readers can differentiate
between the two cultures with the repetition of the two
juxtaposing phrases, no more and Now which emphasizes the
Aborigines culture vanishing while the white Australians culture
rising. And work like a nigger for a white man meal, uses
enjambment to highlight the juxtaposing ideas, and work for a
nigger, conveys the low standards of living of an Aborigine using
colloquial language while for a white man meal, portrays the high
standards of living of a white Australian using formal language.
Noonuccal uses a variety of language and poetic techniques in
this piece to convey the culture of the Australian experience.
Racism is conveyed in Son of mine; it implies of the ungrateful
deeds which the white Australians have committed. The
alliteration of the sound in this context, I could tell of heartbreak,
hatred blind, creates a mood of sadness as the sound creates a
soft and silent sound, which symbolizes how the Aborigines felt
when they were victims of racial discrimination. Oodgeroo uses
juxtaposition in the phrase, when lives of black and white
entwine, to contrast between the Indigenous and the white
Australians, in terms of their race and color. The idea of black and
white which refers to the Aborigines and white Australians
juxtaposes with the idea of these two cultures being able to
entwine, meaning creating peace with each other, this

emphasizes the poems underlying message, which is for a world
of equality. In this poem, Noonuccal uses poetic techniques to
portray the racial discrimination of the Australian experience. We
are going, conveys the spirituality of the Aborigines. It lists the
many belongings of the Aboriginal culture that make up their
identity. We are the old sacred ceremonies, the law of the elders.
We are the wonder tales of Dream Time, the tribal legends told,
the metaphors used, compares the Aborigines to the sacred
objects that define them, this conveys the strong connection
between the Indigenous people and their spirituality. The
repetition of We are emphasizes that all the objects listed, create
the identity of the Aborigines. The phrase also uses inclusive
language, making the reader feel connected and able to relate to
the text. A repetition of the word gone juxtaposes with the
repetition of metaphors, it highlights the Aborigines identity being
taken away, as all the metaphors listed are said to be gone, it
symbolizes the Aborigines becoming insignificant. The Aborigines
spirituality is portrayed in this poem, we are going using poetic
and language techniques. Oodgeroo Noonuccal uses a variety of
both language and poetic techniques, such as, slang and
symbolism to portray the aspects of Australia. The aspects
conveyed, are the culture of both the Indigenous and white
Australians, the racial discrimination of which the Indigenous
people undergoes and the spirituality of the Indigenous people.