Presentation on theme: "The Purpose of Reflection To explain how our words and pictures help to develop the mood. Clarifies why we choose the things we did to include in both."— Presentation transcript:
The Purpose of Reflection To explain how our words and pictures help to develop the mood. Clarifies why we choose the things we did to include in both our poem and our collage. Makes a connection with the picture and words as well to set the mood.
How do I write the Reflection? First, you have make sure you establish the mood of your poem/collage. That will be the title of your reflection. (ex: Sorrow, Joyful, etc) Next, you must choose at least two statements from the poem and two/three visuals from your collage to deconstruct. Finally, you formulate a PEA type response in order to explain how your choices helped to create a mood.
Examples of what you could talk about regarding your collage: Maybe you chose to use a specific colour scheme for your collage. In your reflection, you must explain how those colours help to establish the mood you are creating with your words. You could have also chosen a particular picture to include, thinking that it really demonstrated your mood. You could discuss that visual, talking about how visual elements of it helped to develop the mood (body language, facial expression, colours, composition, etc).
Examples of what your could talk about regarding the writing: For this section, you can choose a few specific lines, and develop a PEA response as to why it helped to establish the mood using literary devices. Some examples of literary devices that can help establish mood include: Character development, diction, imagery, conflict, metaphors, similes, etc.
So how many paragraphs should my reflection be? The reflection will require some time to develop. It is just as important (if not slightly more) than the actual product. Because English is so subjective, and there are so many choices that can be made, an important element is being able to defend your choices and explain your opinion and ideas. Overall, your reflection should be a minimum of 4 PEA paragraphs: 2 examples from your collage 2 examples from your created “found poem”
Let’s do one paragraph example together: One of the ways I demonstrated the mood of fear is by using a picture of a scared child. This picture was in black and white, was quite large, and I decided to put it in the middle of the paper. It was a close-up of a child’s face screaming. This proves that I have created a fearful mood because The expression of the child shows the audience that something is frightening him/her, therefore creating a fearful mood. Also, the bigger image and black and white colour makes the picture stand out and remind us of old black and white horror movies that tend to be quite scary.
Another way in which fear was demonstrated was through how the boy was feeling after the buck died. In the poem, the character “drew in his breath and pity and terror seized him” (46). Through the use of auditory imagery of the loss of breath and a gasp makes the reader imagine being in a new location where you are scared and something shocking happens. The diction also helps to develop the fear through the use of the word “terror”. The reader may associate the word with scary things in their own past, therefore creating a feeling of fear.
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