BHS Year 10 English 2015

 

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Term 4 – 2015

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Introduction to Literary Theory

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I have added some ‘guides and tips’ to help you with your analysis of The Castle.

You should scroll- down slowly – and go to the posts which I’ve added.

There’s a slide-show with examples of how to integrate your analysis of the film into the conceptual discussion in your essay.

If you take some time to work on this now – you will feel much more confident in writing your essay. I’ve also added a digital copy of the Essay Planner scaffold to the webpage – which you can download onto your desktop and fill-in on your computer. If you *do” complete the table on your computer – don’t forget to print it out and bring it to class next week.

My advice is to NOT leave the essay to the last minute. The speech was worth 10% – the essay is worth 20%

Keep up the great work!

email your questions to: elk_dancer@hotmail.com

Feedback notes about the speeches:

1. “…any slip was death” is NOT a metaphor. A metaphor is when one thing is said to be something completely different. “…any slip was death” is a short phrase of monosyllabic literal words. The monosyllabic words ( words with one syllable) create a strong rhythm which increases the pace and a tone of warning. The literal words of “slip was death” make it unmistakably clear that steep hillside was extremely dangerous.

2. Do not simply repeat the same concept statement over and over again in the same paragraph. You need to link your analysis to the concept statement as you explain the language forms and features… using the key vocabulary in your Concept Statement. But – you shouldn’t simply re-write the same sentence over and over. You need to try and change the structure of your sentence a bit so that’s not super-repetitive! For instance… examine the following scaffold and read the notes:

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‘THE CASTLE’

A GUIDE TO YOUR ANALYSIS.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOTES ‘analysis guide for The Castle’

 

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Basic RGBCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE “ESSAY PLANNER SCAFFOLD” for The Castle and your supplementary text

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Basic RGBHOW DO YOU INTEGRATE YOU FILM ANALYSIS WITH YOUR CONCEPTUAL DISCUSSION?

VIEW THIS SLIDE SHOW FOR EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU SHOULD INTEGRATE THE ANALYSIS INTO YOUR ESSAY.

IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO DOWNLOAD THE “INTEGRATE YOUR FILM ANALYSIS ” SLIDE SHOW AS A POWERPOINT…
How to write Film Analysis of Concepts of the Hero in The Castle
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KEY SCENES FROM The Castle 
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CLICK HERE FOR HELP WITH NAMING AND EXPLAINING  THE LANGUAGE FORMS AND FEATURES IN YOUR QUOTES!

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ARE YOU DOING MACBETH AS YOUR HERO FROM A “SUPPLEMENTARY TEXT”?  untitled

YOU WILL FOCUS ON THE TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSFORMATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE ARCHETYPAL “TRAGIC HERO”

To help you with your quotes and analysis…. read the following analysis for a guide:

Process of becoming a Tragic Hero:  

Let not light see my black and deep desires (Macbeth)

  • Contrast “light / black”
  • Alliteration (LL & DD)
  • Metaphor “light” = the goodness of King Duncan
  • Inversion (sentence should be ‘normally’ structured as “don’t let the light see my black desires”)

—After being honored by King Duncan, Macbeth wrestles with his desire to murder him. à First step into the guilt and paranoia that leads Macbeth to his final demise.

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Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,” the innocent sleep,
(Macbeth)

  • Repetition of negative images of  “sleep”
  • Inner monologue “methought I heard”
  • Imperative (use of exclamation mark after more!)
  • Contrast of “murder” and “innocent”
  • Hyperbole and connotation of  – “murder sleep”

—After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth fears that he will never sleep again.

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 I am in blood
Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er
(Macbeth)

  • Metaphor –  “blood stepped in so far (so deep) that should I wade no more” (drown)

— Macbeth compares his murderous actions to a river of blood from which he cannot escape. After telling his wife that he will visit the witches again, Macbeth reflects that there is no turning back from his evil course.

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CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE MORE GREAT QUOTES FROM MACBETH

 

 

 

Basic RGBNOT SURE ABOUT THE NAMES AND EFFECTS OF LANGUAGE FORMS AND FEATURES??? (LFFs?)

CLICK HERE FOR ALL YOU NEED FOR THE ANALYSIS OF QUOTES!

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ARE YOU READY TO START PLANNING YOUR SPEECH?

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Basic RGBCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A “Smart” SPEECH PLANNER-TABLE “THE HERO” sample

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dj_b2school_pencilhomework_c CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A DIGITAL COPY OF THE “Analysis Matrix for THE HERO for THE CASTLE and the Supplementary Text

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE 2015 Assessment Task – The Hero

 

Marking   Criteria – The Hero SPEECH

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  •   Skilfully expresses understanding of ideas about “the hero” in the   context of your studies.
  •   Skilfully explains the ways your chosen hero is represented in texts.
  •   Skilfully organises,   develops and expresses ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose   and form.
  •   Skilfully uses verbal and non-verbal techniques to   deliver a speech.

 

 

9-10

  •   Competently expresses understanding of ideas about “the hero” in the   context of your studies.
  •   Competently explains the ways your chosen hero is represented in texts.
  •   Competently organises,   develops and expresses ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose   and form.
  •   Competently uses verbal and non-verbal techniques to   deliver a speech.

 

 

 7-8

  • Soundly expresses an   understanding of ideas about “the hero” in the context of your studies.
  •   Soundly explains some of the ways your chosen hero is represented in texts.  
  •   Soundly organises,   develops and expresses ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose   and form.
  •   Soundly uses verbal and non-verbal techniques to   deliver a speech.

 

 

5-6

  •   Expresses a basic understanding of ideas about “the hero”.
  •   Attempts to explain the ways your chosen hero is represented in texts.
  •   Organises, develops   and expresses ideas using language appropriate to audience, purpose and form   in a basic way (i.e. speech is under 3 minutes, lacks structure, etc.).
  •   Attempts to use verbal and non-verbal techniques to   deliver a speech.

 

 

3-4

  •   A   limited attempt   to express ideas about “the hero”.
  •   A limited attempt to explain the ways your chosen hero is shown in   texts.
  •   Limited ability to   organise, develop and express ideas using language appropriate to audience,   purpose and form (i.e. the speech is under 1 minute).
  •   Limited ability to use verbal and   non-verbal techniques to deliver a speech.

 

 

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  •   A non-attempt or   non-serious attempt.

 

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SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS:

You can choose any one of the following texts :

    1. Macbeth – play
    2. Of Mice and Men – novella
    3. The Man From Snowy River – poem
    4. Be My Brother – short film (see video below)
    5. What is the Hero’s Journey by Pat Soloman – The TED talk (see video below)

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MACBETH!!

FIRST – A FEW QUOTES AND ANALYSIS 🙂

Let not light see my black and deep desires (Macbeth)

  • Contrast “light / black”
  • Alliteration (LL & DD)
  • Metaphor “light” = the goodness of King Duncan
  • Inversion (sentence should be ‘normally’ structured as “don’t let the light see my black desires”)

—After being honored by King Duncan, Macbeth wrestles with his desire to murder him. à First step into the guilt and paranoia that leads Macbeth to his final demise.

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Methought I heard a voice cry “Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,” the innocent sleep,
(Macbeth)

  • Repetition of negative images of  “sleep”
  • Inner monologue “methought I heard”
  • Imperative (use of exclamation mark after more!)
  • Contrast of “murder” and “innocent”
  • Hyperbole and connotation of  – “murder sleep”

—After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth fears that he will never sleep again.

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 I am in blood
Stepp’d in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er
(Macbeth)

  • Metaphor –  “blood stepped in so far (so deep) that should I wade no more” (drown)

— Macbeth compares his murderous actions to a river of blood from which he cannot escape. After telling his wife that he will visit the witches again, Macbeth reflects that there is no turning back from his evil course.

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CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE MORE GREAT QUOTES FROM MACBETH

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VIEW YOUR FAVOURITE SUMMARY OF THE PLAY! 🙂

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VIEW THE FOLLOWING SLIDE-SHOW FOR IMPORTANT QUOTES FROM THE PLAY!

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Reasons which make Shakespeare’s play MACBETH relevant in the 21st Century – and a worthwhile text to study include:

Shakespeare’s work is…

1.     WORTHWHILE

2.     VALUABLE

3.     COMPELLING 

4.     FASCINATING 

5.     INTRIGUING

6.     CLEVER

7.     INTELLIGENT

8.     UNPREDICTABLE

… because Shakespeare…

  1. Creates real and complex  characters (hint – tragic hero)
  2. Shows the manipulative power of language*
  3. Explores important values which are still relevant today (hint – loyalty)
  4. Explores the destructive power of betrayal and guilt
  5. Explores the values and beliefs of 16th Century England (hint – magic / ghosts / violence / religion)
  6. Creates a psychological thriller and keeps the audience guessing.
  7. Invites different audiences to decipher* who (if anyone) is really to blame for the tragedy. (*figure out and prove)
  8. Demonstrates how language (LFFs) can be used to create multi-dimensional, unpredictable and confronting characters and events.

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE…

*the tragedy which befalls all the characters in the play is caused by words!
I. … the witches use words to plant the seed of ambition and obsession into Macbeth’s mind

ii.… Macbeth writes down the words in a letter and sends it to Lady Macbeth

iii… Lady Macbeth uses words to manipulate Macbeth into going against his own values and beliefs – and convinces Macbeth to be ruthless – and to put “his courage to the sticking place”… [continue yourself]

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Knock, Knock.
Who’s there?
Wherefore means.
Wherefore means who?
No, “wherefore” means “why.” How many times do we have to go over this?

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Basic RGBRIDDLES OF THE WEEK: Solve the following three riddles for tons of VIVOs (and win an IPad mini!):

  1. Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough

2. Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.

3. Be lion-mettled, proud; and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him.

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  • YOU NEED TO HAND-IN A “REFLECTION STATEMENT” ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE NARRATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED (IN CLASS).

USE THE FOLLOWING QUICK-AND-EASY GUIDE TO WRITE YOUR REFLECTION STATEMENT…

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So… you still need some ideas for your narrative?

Here are a few short videos to inspire you…

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TERM 1. 2015. CLOSE STUDY OF TEXT AND CONTEXT

FOCUS – NARRATIVE CONVENTIONS (rules)

Prescribed text – Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

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