He makes it perfectly clear that the island experience was all but pleasant. In the opening paragraphs of the speech the author makes references to nature. Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
We should treasure it. Every part of my body thrives on that which our ancestors accomplished. It creates the impression that the writer would rather be at home, idly watching television or mowing his lawn things that are not significant in everyday life than be here on the island.
Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Write about important themes present in the poem. What does the title suggest- is it related to our understanding of the poem?
If any, state the relevance of the background of the author i. Meter can be found by counting the syllables in each line and simply dividing them by two. Throughout the text he explains his identity.
What effect does meter and form have on meaning? State the literary features Elaboration: If so, do the previous literature features make them so? I gazed--and gazed--but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: The blood that flows through my veins- the very essence of my being- is that of the founders of our beloved country.
Are sections cacophonic or euphonic? He is an African and no-one dares challenge this. Is there a refrain? His critical tone conveys to the reader that he strongly disapproves with the acts of genocide that the ancestors of South Africa experienced, but that the past occurrences should be taken as lessons and examples of what not to do.
This creates a sense of sympathy between the audience and the speaker.
I am by no means immune to making linguistic errors myself, as my former teachers and editors will readily attest. Concisely, write one sentence on each idea that will be put forth in the essay Paragraph One: Follow the same pattern as used for the first idea An ideal commentary has ideas.
Compare your first impression of the title to its actual meaning. Is he frightened because they are truly in danger? In the last few paragraphs he is essentially conveying to the audience that he views himself as being a part of every nationality figuratively.
Write about an important aspect of the poem which you will further discuss in your wildcard paragraph and eventually conclude in your last paragraph.
He was also describing what, in his opinion, makes someone an African.
Decimation was a punitive practice of the ancient Roman army, in which every tenth man in the unit was put to death, and the execution was carried out by the other nine, which made "decimation" into a "devastating" experience, even for the survivors. It is conveying to the audience the message that the he has forgiven the past sins and he is adopting the idea of Ubuntu- unity and oneness.
Is the poem in a continuous form, a stanzaic form, or a fixed form? The planning phase is perhaps the most important, even more important than the writing phase which comes naturally succeeding it, if planning goes well the written should be equally responsive.
This country is the essence of my being. The air in my lungs is the same air our forefathers breathed. Develop your point further and give a deeper explanation on your point.
Everyone is different, if you want to write your poetry commentary in a different form, by all means do so- this is merely a suggestion aimed at guiding your writing.
The poem deals with an extended figure which may be considered an apostrophe. It could also include some personal interpretation that you are not confident about adding in the body of your essay.Apr 05, · Commentary Appreciation and Dialogue 27 March NUSS. Loading Unsubscribe from NUSS?
Language: English Location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help. Feb 25, · Sample commentaries of A level English Language Bijosh V.B A level, AS level February 25, February 25, 6 Minutes In the text, the writer describes his experiences while on a trip to Waddy Point, an island off the coast of Australia.
Aug 25, · How to Write a Literary Commentary Four Parts: Literary Commentary Help Starting the Literary Commentary Writing the Literary Commentary Polishing the Literary Commentary Community Q&A A literary commentary is a detailed analysis of a passage of text, focusing specifically on the text itself%(28).
English Language, Commentry Appreciation Answer two questions 1 Read the passage below in which the writer offers her own strong thoughts and feelings about the American novelist Henry Miller and his writing. Many English-speaking people have little appreciation of what a wonderful gift their language is.
Partly because it incorporates so many other languages, and partly because of the rich traditions.
IB English/Commentary. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world English. Imagery: Language which appeals to each of the five senses. Visual imagery: Sight. The most frequent type. The speaker shows a great tranquility and appreciation of nature. The juxtaposition of the first two lines of the last paragraph with the rest of the.Download