Expressive and persuasive discoveries can be aggravated by need, wonder or curiosity, and eventually, transform the individual’s insight of both their identity and the wider world. Throughout the development of discovery, the individual is frequently confronted with new perspectives and understandings of rigid values and beliefs, and so they are compelled to opinionate their lives and civilization in a dissimilar light. These factors are expressed through Robert Gray’s poetry, which divulges discoveries that result from curiosity and wonder that have a transformative impression on the speaker.
In Robert Gray’s poem, ‘Late ferry’ the protagonist’s wonder for the appealing brightness of development in Sydney Harbor. Consequently, through his wonder, he finds that the illuminations are mentally meaningless therefore enhances a stronger knowledge of himself by seeing peace in the plainness of life. Similarly, ‘Flames and dangling wire’ undergoes a personal interest as he travels through the process of a rubbish dump and discovers the consequences of modern consumerism, whilst the thoughtful and personal poem ‘Diptych’, constructed an individual subjective memories defines the wonder of the poet, who discovers that his parent’s personality’s inherent differences.