term 1 2014

Imagery and the ISMs

IMAGERY
1. A set of mental pictures or images.
2. a. The use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas.
b. The use of expressive or evocative images in art, literature, or music.
c. A group or body of related images, as in a painting or poem.
3. a. Representative images, particularly statues or icons.
b. The art of making such images.
some major
ISMs
1. Post Modernism
2. Romanticism
3. Feminism
3. Socialism

for 230 other isms, each representing a philosophical, political or moral doctrine or a belief system click here!

Some ISMs may interpret and use IMAGERY in different ways.
This concept may be at the heart of this unit as it can act as a sort of PRISM through which texts are interpreted and how they are constructed.

Imagery and the ISMs focuses on how and why writers create and use imagery in their texts.
By focusing on imagery we are uncovering the craft and artistry of writing.
You will explore a range of texts from poetry to speeches in order to engage with and critically consider imagery's palette of language features and the meaning that is conveyed.
You will use this knowledge to craft a text of your own choosing and critically assess your fellow peers' work.
Students will also be introduced to the 'isms', exploring the significant ideologies like Post Modernism, Feminism and Socialism in preparation for senior English.