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What does it mean to be human
Aspects of text that may be used to represent the human condition
- forms, modes and media
- structure, stylistic and grammatical features
- storytelling (which brings to mind features such as narrative technique, point of view, allegory and characterisation, as well as a variety of forms)
- visual, verbal and/or digital language elements of different modes and media
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- feelings or reactions (momentary or long term): love, hate, anger, joy, fear, disgust
- key milestones or stages: birth, childhood, adulthood, marriage, divorce, death culture, belonging and identity
- conformity and rebellion
- innocence and guilt, justice
- freedom and repression
- education, vocation, work, sport, leisure
- attraction to a person, idea, group or cause
- opposition to an idea, cause, political system
- religious faith or belief
- extreme events such as an earthquake, avalanche, tsuanami
- regular events such as walking, eating, singing, dancing, discussing ideas.
- How can composers use language and other resources to represent the range and complexity of individual and collective human experiences in texts?
- How can purpose and context, mode and medium influence the ways in which human experiences are represented?
- To what extent are responses to representations of human experiences shaped by the text and by the perspectives they bring to the text?