Year 11 Edward Journey

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Assessment Task Year 11 English Study – Journeys Submitted by: Sonia Harris Teacher: Miss Damon The Journey experience leads us not only outward but inward. In this essay I am going to show the differences in techniques used to reinforce our understanding of life’s inward and outward journey through story form, as well as poetry, prose, and in cartoon/visual form. The texts used different ways of reaching the responder. i.e. imagery, feelings, intellectual metaphors and verbalising. The different audiences targeted in all the studied work, with One Night in the Sahara being an emotional yet informal prose, and targeting a wide audience. Journey to the North Coast is a more formal prose which seems targeted to a more academic audience.…show more content…
He uses descriptive word to describe the physical surroundings “grassy and wanted ware” and talks about knowing how “way leads onto way” “I doubted I would ever come back” makes the poem important because it indicates that whatever decision he makes would symbolise his life journey. As he has never come to the path before, he knows he can’t change his decision it once he has chosen which path to travel. Life points in one direction. The ‘sigh’ intimates that looking inward, when he reflects upon his life, he will remember the choice he made and although he states he would ‘say’ he took the road less travelled, it is apparent after reading “Though as for that, the passing there, Had worn them really about the same” that both paths had been travelled equally, not one less than the other. The poem tells us that we are free to choose our path, but we do not know beforehand which path we are taking until we have travelled it. Until we have lived our life, we will not know what our life journey has in store for…show more content…
‘The Everyday Man’, composed by Michael Leunig, suggests that even the ordinary, everyday, mundane journeys require us to have courage and perseverance to complete them day after day in our everyday journey of and through life. The poem, ‘Journey: the North Coast’, by Robert Gray, takes the responder with him on the journey through his colourful and descriptive way of writing. We observe the composers interesting experiences through vivid imagery, and are awed by the beauty of nature. “One night in the Sahara” gives us the experience of shared humanity whilst on a journey of self discovery. It reinforces the fact that we are all different yet have purpose and are equally important. Robert Frosts “Road not Taken” shows us that life is a choice. Our journey through life begins with choosing which path we take, yet it also suggests we will more than likely remember it differently when we look back or speak of it in the future. In all 4 texts, we take a physical journey (outward journey) as we accompany the protagonist on their journey. We learn how each journey effects and changes their views, beliefs and at times, their feelings about themselves as well as others (inner

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