IQE Charts intended for Module A – Harry Winton's Brief Stories as well as the Poetry of Zohra Saed. Theme/Value: Identity
Context and text (Tim Winton)
Approach & Estimate
Technique & Offer
Context and text (Zohra Saed)
" Big World” is a account of two boys' lives as they surface finish school and assert all their independence in the transition by adolescence to adulthood.
Context: Spent my youth in little towns in WA. Doing work class background. Father was a police officer and great story teller. Knowledgeable at university. Christian. Redensart: " the girl can crack a tragic on me”; "[Biggie's] old fart will beat the shit out of him”. First-person narration/colloquial language/dismissive sculpt: " Biggie's results were even worse... he didn't want to give a rat's ring”; "[his mom's plan for him to return to school] We have blown everything that off now”.
Value: personality is formed through human experiences as well as the affect of family. Winton:
Leading part caught between two worlds: his family's (mother's hopes for her son) and his town's anti-intellectualism. Colloquial language demonstrates and mirrors the impression of place and school (working class). Dismissive sculpt contrasted with awareness of relatives hopes and values shows the nonetheless forming thinking and identification characteristic of late adolescence. Saed:
The persona is equally observer and participant in her family's gathering. It can be through poetry that she makes sense of and finds her place in the world (identity). Figurative language: Saed integrates objects of her homeland (e. g. specific food like pine nuts and perfumed tea) with family history and memory space to show that culture and in many cases vicarious encounter contributes to could be sense of identity.
Figurative language: " the warmth of pink tea has coaxed out family members legends”; " I flavor the past that we have escaped with our lives”; " For many years I have traced their voices, arranged all of them into stanzas” " Noises: Archive of Spines” is a brief glance at an...