The poem I will be analysing today is In the Area written by Gwen Harwood. Gwen Harwood was an Australian poet. She was created in Taringa, Queensland and was brought up in Brisbane. Harwood's poetry always targets motherhood and the stifled role of women, particularly those of young mothers. In the Park handles the feelings of motherhood - especially those feelings which can be negative in dynamics and challenge traditional perceptions. The dominant reading of the poem is the..