- How might you use precise terminology to unpack the text more effectively?
- Note down the specific terminologies that I think are relevant to the text while stating evidence for that during the planning time since I forget to use them when I am nervous at the beginning of writing.
- Practise use of terminologies before tests to get used to it and on how to use/apply them.
- How might you unpack the verbal and visual elements of the text to derive more plausible arguments and clearer insights?
- Use Point, Evidence and Evaluation
- identify carefully what kind of text/prompt it is in order to use specific and relevant visual and lexical elements.
- Study the role played by male/female characters in the text.
- You put yourself in the audience’s shoe and imagine what it could mean to you.
- how are different gender identity represented in the text? why? how?
- Rule of thirds – break and analyse- supported by evidence
- Angel, shot and framing composition
- Colour contrast
- Use of characters – male vs female – if relevant connecting to resistant reading
- Placement/ representation of social classes
Verbal or lexical elements
- Fonts – size
- Repetition of phrases
- Power dynamics
- Ethos? Pathos? Logos? → Identify them and show why?how?
–> I began my English language and literature HL essay planning earlier and quickly in order to get more ideas and do more research on it. My first idea was on writing the essay based on the significance of preserving tea ceremony as part of Japanese culture and tradition and the consequences of not respecting it as I thought it was one of the open and main motif of the novel. However, as I started researching and reading more hidden messages in the novel, I found how the author represented woman’s role in the novel quite interesting and fun. After getting this idea, I was able to research on how Japan has always put heavy responsibilities on preserving their culture since the first world war and restrictions for women in the society which helped me to connect my idea from the novel to how women should/must be represented in the society. Additionally, watching the class video on “Deciphering Japan” by journalist Yumi Araki on “Japanese Identity” and “the role of women” helped me to focus my idea on my line of inquiry “How does Kawabata Yasunari represent women in Thousand Cranes?”