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Physical Journey

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Essay Authors represent journeys through different ways in different texts. Most representations on journeys through texts focus on insights. Insights that authors may use are; lessons can only be learnt from the physical journeys of others if responders are engaged, a physical journey may involve heading into the unknown, some sacrifices are made to accomplish a physical journey, a physical journey is a positive concept, lead to a positive inner journey, a physical journey often involves learning lessons about life and a physical journey often requires movement from one place to another. Authors use techniques to represent physical journeys. Techniques can be used in many ways and as strong or as subtle as authors need. They are metaphors, descriptive language, dialogue, tones, characters, video footage, imagery, environments, physical bodily changes and others. The to be used are 'the road not taken' 'away' 'Jesse' 'first lady' 'on journeys through states' '?????" these texts are examples of how most authors represent the main focus of a issue. The road not taken is a poem that tells the story of a man who come to a time in his life when he has to make a decision. This text supports the idea that a physical journey heading into the unknown, & some sacrifices and choices may have to be made to accomplish a physical journey. The author shows us this through, emotive language, reflective tones and metaphors. ...read more.

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An example of dialogue is "TOM: you going away tomorrow? MEG: we're leaving really early TOM: well... have a good time. MEG: where are you going? TOM: up the coast. Some beach." The author has used this conversation at the start of the play to engage us on what is ahead and the journey that they are about to begin. An example of metaphors is at the start and end of the play, where the authors use a Shakespearean reference to emphasis a characters (tom) fate. The end scene of "a midsummer night dream" is performed at the start and "king lear" is performed at the end. The insights were reinforced through these and other techniques in the play. The author has brought "the journey" to our attention effectively through insights and techniques. Jesse is a documentary about a young man who sailed around world. This text supports the ideas that a physical journey may involve heading into the unknown, some sacrifices and choices, may have to be made to accomplish a physical journey and a physical journey often involves learning lessons about life. The author shows us through techniques such as, video footage, interviews (family and friends), locations, conversation and physical changes and alongside others. An example of video footage is showing young Jesse struggle through his journey. As Jesse makes dairy entries, the viewer can see the background change (day and night, weather conditions) ...read more.

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An example of descriptive language would be "we pass through Kanada the north east the vast valley of the Mississippi and the southern states". An example of imagery is "we have watched all the seasons dispensing themselves and passing on". The poem also contains metaphors such as the composer using the cover of the seasons to describe his angst for travel and exploration which is yet to be unleashed. This poem is effective at representing physical journeys because of the techniques the author has used. "I was only 19" is a song by Red Gum about mans war experience in Vietnam and his physical journey from being a civilian to finishing basic tanning with a passing out parade to being in Vietnam and then back again as a retired service men. The lyristcist, has used techniques such as emotive language, imagery and descriptive language. An example of emotive language is "when Frankie kicked the mine he went home the same day they landed on the moon" this emphasis the significance of Frankie's physical journey on his way home. An example of imagery is "then Frankie went home in the copta, and seen all the killing..." this represents the journey he endured on his way home. An example of descriptive language is "Asian orange sunsets through the scrub" this is a description of the environment. The author/lyriscist has used these many techniques and others to demonstrate how physical are hard and exhausting. Representing physical journeys through varies techniques can be effective if only the right techniques are used. ...read more.

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