This set of notes for '24 Poems' by the Australian poet Robert Gray gives a full analysis of the poem with a relevant image and a handy grab-box explaining the poem's significance and poetic techniques. A simple, one-stop analysis of this complex poem which students can work through in class or take home for private study.
NOTE: Gray published two versions of this poem. One is in Coast Road and the other is a later version, in his Collected Poems. They differ in several stanzas. The analysis provided here is for the version in Collected Poems. HSC students should be aware of this. A new version of these notes, reflecting the Coast Road version, will be available soon.