An Understanding of Changing Perspective

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2001 Half Yearly English – Change Essay What is your understanding of Changing Perspective as a result of 2 poems from Peter Skrzynecki, 2 texts from your own choosing (one must be a film), and 1 text from the changing stimulus booklet? Introduction Changing perspective is defined as a change in the way a person sees something or someone. The poems by Peter Skrzynecki, “ Felix Skrzynecki”, “ 10 Mary Street” and “ Kornelia Woloszczuk”, Text1 1 “ The Door” by Miroslav Holub from the changing stimulus booklet, The Wog Boy, the article “ Be still my needled heart” by Hugh Mackay and Ian Mudie’s “ My father began as a god” all present different changing perspectives. All these texts allow for a greater understanding of changing perspective. Area of Study Scaffold Thesis § Position of statement with keywords and introducing all texts. § Overview of preview points of focus areas § Link back to question Paragraph 1 (Felix Skrzynecki) § Introduce Felix Skrzynecki and what the poem is about § 3/5 sentences of Changing Perspectives from Felix Skrzynecki § How these are achieved using linguistic devices § Link back to Question Paragraph 2 (10 Mary Street) § Logical Joiner and Introduce 10 Mary Street and what the poem is about § 3/5 sentences of Changing Perspectives from 10 Mary Street § How these are achieved using linguistic devices § Link back to Question Paragraph 3 (The Door – Miroslav Holub) § Logical Joiner introducing Changing Stimulus Booklet identifying The Door. § What ideas of change are presented in The Door § How are these ideas presented through devices § Elaborate by linking back to Peter Skrzynecki Paragraph 4 (My Father began as a god – Ian Mudie) § Logical Joiner introducing “ my father began as a god” by Ian Mudie § Changes in perspectives that are presented in this poem § How are these conveyed through language devices § Development as a result of these changes § Link back to Peter Skrzynecki and Question Paragraph 5 (Be still my needled heart) § Logical Joiner introducing “ Be still my needled heart” § Changes in perspectives presented in “ Be still my needled heart” § How are these conveyed through language devices § Developments as a result of these changes § Link back to Peter Skrzynecki and Question Conclusion § Summary including all texts presented reflecting collectively the concept of change § Final Assertion of Question

Analysing Changing Perspective Poems of Peter Skrzynecki: Felix Skrzynecki § What is it about – The relationship between the father and the composer and the growing detachment of the son from the father’s perspective. § What Changing Perspectives are presented – As the poet matures, his perspective of his father changes. A first, the poet could not understand the hardships his father had to endure or his relations with Polish Culture. As the poet grew older and matured, his perspective of his father changes. The quotes “ I never once heard, him complain of work, the weather or pain.” and “ Happy as I have never been” shows that the son’s alienated perceptions of this father’s physical appearance and Polish culture have

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changed to a feeling of admiration in a sense that even though the father has been through plenty of hardships, he is still happier than his son. Another Changing Perspective presented in “ Felix Skrzynecki” is the father’s perspective of his son. The father sees his son gradually moving away from him and his culture as he grows up. The father refuses to let go of the Polish Culture that he migrated from, while his son conforms the new Australian society and way of life. “ I forgot my first Polish Word.” § How Changes are presented – In line 1, the poet uses the word “ Gentle” as an Adjective to show the affection and the poet’s feelings. Peter Skrzynecki uses irony in line 51, where he tells that he was far better off than his father, and yet his father is happier. The poet uses The Hadrian Wall (line 58) metaphor to...
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