Category: Reading

Radiohead: Idioteque, 2+2=5, Electioneering, Fake Plastic Trees and Planet Telex

Fake Plastic Trees: A green plastic watering can For a fake Chinese rubber plant In the fake plastic earth That she bought from a rubber man In a town full of rubber plans To get

Practise Paper: 3.1 Extended Written Text – Nineteen Eighty Four

91472 Respond critically to speci ed aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. 4 Credits. External

3.7 Significant Connections – Dystopian Genre Study

This task is an extension of our Dystopian genre study. This is an opportunity to explore how the unifying elements of the genre are employed across different texts by different authors to form warnings about the future.

The Grammar of Dystopia

The Dystopia genre has its own grammar – This close reading of the opening page of Nineteen Eighty-Four offers a clear insight into the grammatical means by which George Orwell infused his futuristic vision with an eerie authenticity.

Practise Analysis – Sample Response 2

QUESTION: Symbols are a rich source of meaning in an effective text. “In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” In a visual text the most significant ideas are often conveyed through the

Practice Analysis – Sample Response

Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action Some may believe that literature’s role is largely archival, that it simply records moments of human endeavour and imagination, thereby making the great literary canon simply a vault,

Nineteen Eighty Four – Preparing for “Feature Article” Assessment

Guidance supporting preparation of a critical review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four that is supported by assessment by New Zealand’s NCEA framework. NCEA English 3.4 AS91475

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Exploring the Text

How does Nineteen Eighty-Four help us to define the genre “Dystpian Literary Fiction”?

The Death of Truth

These are the articles I read to the class about some of the historical antecedents to Nineteen Eighty-Four

Literary Theories: Feminism

An introduction to feminist criticism including a starting sample of ‘what feminist literary critics do’

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