LANGUAGE CHOICES Add to your vocab notebook: Figurative language (metaphor, simile) Connotations (positive or negative) Symbolism Imagery Adjectives Other words for ‘show’: Depict, portray, highlight, proclaim, express
LANGUAGE CHOICES Writers choose words to get across their opinion. You need to be able to explain how the type of words they use shows their opinion. First, identify the language technique, provide an example (or two) and explain the effect of the language. Then explain what opinion they poet is trying to get across.
EXAMPLE Eg: In ‘Time They Are A Changin’ Bob Dylan uses _____________ such as “sink like a stone” to portray the consequence of not accepting the counter culture revolution. This shows Dylan considers it important that the older generation supports the youth movement.
WATCH THIS & FOLLOW THE LYRICS Split into parts and purposes Note any poetic devices
QUICK APPLICATION #1 In ‘Short Memory’, Midnight Oil uses __________ such as “conquistador of Mexico” and “____________________” to depict _____________ as ______________. This shows they believe Europeans have a long history of mistreating Indigenous people.
QUICK APPLICATION #2 Midnight Oil also uses the metaphor of “watch dog in a nervous land” to portray American involvement in Afghanistan as well intentioned but potentially dangerous. This shows they are concerned about _____________
QUIZ What is the writer’s perspective linked to? A) The purpose B) The message C) The parts
SUMMARY What is Midnight Oil’s opinion on The treatment of Aboriginals? Australia’s military support in other countries?
LEARNING OBJECTIVE Poets use provocative images to show their emotional state - On Monday we looked at Strange Fruit to show how a poet can make the audience feel. Today we want to examine a poem to see how the poet feels.
BURNING TREE BY SAMUEL MCLEAN In the words from a white Prime Minister, 'sorry'? You think that justice has been served? But where is my family tree the one that I deserved? I lost mine in one generation, a generation where white man's justice was often curved. We never asked for a 'sorry' in a politician's words, We asked for respect, a respect which needs to be earned. But you will never get this off me, you lost it long ago. The only time I will give you mine Is when you find my grandma's name, The name the white man burned!
ANNOTATE Parts Message Language choices Then, in your book, explain the language choices -Symbolism -Connotations -Questions -Rhyming words
SUMMARY Why do poets choose specific words? Score your understanding