Journeys

    Title: Journey to the Interior – Margaret Atwood # * Sound Effects* #  Read the poem aloud. Comment on the Sound Effects, verbal music. It’s rhyme. Rhythm and melody. Assonance, alliteration. onomatopoeia. etc. (Blending repetition patterns. slow/fast movement, harsh, discordant, sibilance, sotto, allegro, Rhapsodic, lyrical, elegiac, upbeat, blue, staccato, dirge, ode, Melody. tone. mood. atmosphere. voice. This is a subtle, many layered poem with nuances that may be contradictory and therefore wide open to multiple interpretations.

    THE ROAD NOT TAKEN # Individual, personal and anecdotal experiences of ordinary, everyday life, close to nature is the subject matter of the Romantics as well as Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”. Though Frost is not a romantic, he is a pastoral poet, close to the land; while aware of nature’s restorative benevolence; yet also its dark, sinister, ruthless and imperative power over mankind is recognised. Frost uses the vernacular or common language of people on the land.

    Introduction to Journeys #  A journey embarked upon is often intertwined with numerous issues of self discovery such as the personal, inner and mental journeys of the mind. This site will look at three kinds of journeys and literature that relates to these kinds: Physical, *Imaginative and Inner. * There are many novels, poems and other literature that uses the metaphor of the journey to illustrate development of awareness in the growth of individuals.

    Analysis of Journeys over Land and Sea # Curator’s Assertions: # Voyages of discovery of many kinds: Physical journey to unknown place Mental exploration of new of familiar territory New episode of creative thought. This part of the exhibition reveals the world as imagined, seen and recorded by Europeans and Americans during the past five centuries. Techniques: = Graphics, Two features: a mythical sea monster threatening a boat.

    The Blood on the Tracks #  Context and Background  This is a film review of a road movie that adopts both a global or Olympian view of journeys and a close-up view of a film in contemporary Australia. The review deals with both content and technique of an Australian indigenous film “Beneath the Clouds”.   Orientation: The first questions you should ask, as you skim the passage for a general overview are; Who, What, Where and Why?

    Analysis of The Ivory Trail # Background and Context: # This book cover, a montage of images of exotic places was designed (by Marina Messiha) to capture and engage people’s attention and persuade them to buy the book. Despite the adage; “don’t judge a book by its cover”, a recent survey indicates that people are attracted and swayed by cover designs.  The book, The Ivory Coast by Victor Kelleher, (Australia 1996) deals with journeys to four destinations into tropical and far eastern countries, and the cover signals a glimpse into each of these.

    THE ROAD NOT TAKEN # Individual, personal and anecdotal experiences of ordinary, everyday life, close to nature is the subject matter of the Romantics as well as Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”. Though Frost is not a romantic, he is a pastoral poet, close to the land; while aware of nature’s restorative benevolence; yet also its dark, sinister, ruthless and imperative power over mankind is recognised. Frost uses the vernacular or common language of people on the land.

    The Town Where Time Stands Still # Background and Context: An excerpt from an autobiographical novel The Pillowbook of Doctor Jazz is autobiographical fiction in the tradition of Jack Kerouac: on the road in the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia. Recalling the Japanese Pillowbook of Sei Shonogan, Dr. Jazz records the sights and sounds of his journeys, in the ironic voice of a traveller at end of day. The quote is from Geok-lin Lim, Shirley, ‘The Town Where Time Stands Still’.

    The Wind in the Willows #  Background and Context: # This is a children’s novel about river animals that have the attributes of humans.  Orientation: The first questions you should ask, as you skim the passage for a general overview are; Who, What, Where and Why? Who is speaking, to whom (audience): The author or composer through the words given to small animals to an audience of children.