Composer Henry Lawson Creates Convincing and Extraordinary Images in The Drover’s Wife and In A Dry Season

Composer Henry Lawson Creates Convincing and Extraordinary Images in The Drover’s Wife and In A Dry Season

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Composers use comprehensive variety of language techniques to engage their audience by creating convincing and extraordinary images. Distinctively visuals are created through the use of extravagant techniques and complex word choice, so it helps the audience to visualize the text and therefore share and also intensify their understanding of the texts. Two short stories composed by ‘Henry Lawson’ that use techniques and word choice to portray distinctively visuals are ‘The Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In A Dry Season’, these two texts are strongly opposite to the visual ‘Flatford Mil’ by English artist John constable. Both ‘The Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In A Dry Season’ use distinctive visuals to intensify the responders understanding of place, the situation of the story, where the stories are set. People, the characters of the story and how they progress throughout the story. Ideas, themes and ideology that the composer is trying to express to his audience. Henry Lawson creates images of isolation, stoicism and the struggles for survival in the unforgiving rural Australian outback in his two well-known short stories ‘The Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In A Dry Season’. On the other hand, the visual, ‘Flatford Mil’ creates images of peacefulness, clamness and freedom through the composer’s use of colours, brush strokes and positioning.

Distinctive visual have been created in ‘The Drover’s Wife’ through the author’s use of Language techniques and thoughtful use of words to create a sense of isolation. “The two-roomed house is built from round timber, slabs, and stringy-bark, and floored with split slabs.” This quote allows the responder to visualise the pre-federation basic home and not only how remote it is from the city but also how isolated it is from pr...


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...ng in the sky. The birds are present in the top left corner of the visual, birds in general are a symbolic creature which symbolises freedom. The birds are also producing a distinctive visual in the thoughts of the responder, which helps them visualise the freedom through the visual.

Distinct visuals have been created in the minds of the responders through ‘Henry Lawson’s’ two well known short stories, ‘The Drover’s Wife’ and ‘In A Dry Season’; these visuals of isolation, stoicism and the struggle to survive in the harsh rural Australian outback through Lawson’s use of sibilance, misjudgement, symbolism, third person narration and also complex word choice. In contrast John Constable of the visual The ‘Flatford Mill’ has used bright colours, brushstrokes, positioning and also symbolism to create the distinct visuals of tranquillity, serenity and freedom in this text.

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