On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse and respond critically and creatively to the ways a text from a past era and/or a different culture reflect or comment on the ideas and concerns of individuals and groups in that context.
Selected poetry: W.B. Yeats and Gwen Harwood
Independent reading and analysis of other poets during these periods
Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver
Where I’m Calling From
The creation of an original text by adopting the author's
style, themes and concerns in Where I’m Calling From:
Create an original piece of writing by re-creating, reworking
or extending an aspect of the text, such as adding to the text, or
rewriting an episode in the text from another point of view.
Approximate length: 10001500
A critical reflective commentary discussing aspects of the text
on which their own writing is based, and discuss the purpose
and context of their response.
Approximate length: 700800