Essay English: Meaning of Life and Distinctively Visual Images

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Shoe-Horn Sonata Questions:

1. What is meant by distinctively visual?
Distinctively visual allows the audience to mentally visualise the images being described which causes an emotional response in the audience. Distinctively visual images are fundamental in the transmission of stimulating ideas between composers and responders of the texts.

2. Write 3-4 different purposes of the play? What does the play do? How does dramatic techniques show that the English underestimated the Japanese
To acknowledge the women, to expose the truth, to challenge our perceptions on war and the women in war, to commemorate the women in war, to condem the government, to subvert our idea of war.

3. Write 8 ways that Bridie and Sheila are compared and contrasted

4. Write 5 ways the power and lack of power are illustrated in the play

5. Write 4 ways the truth and denial of truth are illustrated

6. Write 4 ways reliance and tenacity are demonstrated in the play

7. What is the purpose of the Lavender St scene? (p44)

8. What role do secrets play in the text?

9. Name four songs and coment on how they llustrate the ideas in the play

10. What is the purpose of the shoehorn, the sonata, the choir, the chop bone, the caramel and the tobacco tin?


1. What is irony?
Irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.

2. What is a connotation and how is it different to a denotation?
Connotation: an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
The difference between connotation and denotation is that denotation refers to the literal meaning of a word whereas connotation refers to the associations that are connected to a certain word or the emotional suggestions related to that word. The connotative meanings of a word exist together with the denotative meanings.

3. What is a paradox?
Paradox: a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.

4. What is the difference between a simile and metaphor?
A simile is a