Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 7

Achievement Standard

Subject Reference

English 2.7

Title

Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence


Credits

AS 91104

Level

Subfield

English

Domain

English Written Language

Version 1

Assessment

Internal

Status

Registered

Status date

17 November 2011

Planned review date

December 2014

Date version published

17 November 2011

This achievement standard involves analysing significant connections across texts, supported by
evidence.
Achievement Criteria
Achievement

Achievement with Merit

Achievement with
Excellence

Analyse significant
connections across texts,
supported by evidence.

Analyse significant
connections across texts
convincingly, supported by
evidence.

Analyse significant
connections across texts
perceptively, supported by
evidence.

Nature as a Symbol of the Human Condition


For centuries writers have used nature, in its myriad forms, as a metaphor for a range of human
states and experiences. Poets, novelists, filmmakers and songwriters have tapped into the
abundant natural world to symbolise those ideas which make us human; love, death, freedom,
identity, the appreciation of beauty and many others.
For this assessment you will study four texts. Three texts have been provided for you, they are;
1. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
2. Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
3. The River by Bruce Springsteen
You will choose your fourth text from a selection of poems by Sam hunt, they are;
1.
2.
3.
4.

Plea before storm


A Summer Poem
A white Gentian
The Gulls

Or you may choose any other text if approved by your teacher.

Activity 1: Focussing Questions Grid


1. What natural element/s is/are employed by the writer?
2. What aspect of the human condition do these elements relate to?
Stopping by Woods
Natural Element

Aspect of the Human Condition

Sonnet 18
Natural Element

Aspect of the Human Condition

The River
Natural Element

Aspect of the Human Condition

Text 4__________________________________________
Natural Element

Aspect of the Human Condition

3. How does the writer create this relationship?


(Explain how the writer uses the natural element to show us the aspect of the H.C.)
Stopping by Woods
Natural
Element

Aspect of the
Human
Condition

Explanation (Including example from text)

Sonnet 18
Natural
Element

Aspect of the
Human
Condition

Explanation(Including example from text)

The River
Natural
Element

Aspect of the

Explanation(Including example from text)

Human
Condition

Text 4
Natural
Element

Aspect of the
Human
Condition

Explanation(Including example from text)

Once the Focussing Questions grid is complete, compare the analyses and determine how each
text can be shown to have a connection with other texts in the study, using the connections grid.
Activity 2: Connections Grid
Text

Stopping by
Woods

Sonnet 18

The River

Text 4

Connected
Text

How connection is made


(Ideas, Language, Structure)

Examples

Activity 3: Report Writing


The final report should be written as an essay. You may use the following guide.
Introduction
-State the focus of your study (important idea).
-Name the four texts and their authors.
Body
-Using the focussing questions grid write a paragraph for each text explaining how the important
idea is developed.
-Finish the paragraph by stating which other text/s is/are connected, and how they are connected.
-Remember, every claim requires evidence. (At least two examples per text)
Conclusion
-Restate the focus of your enquiry.
-Give your opinion why, throughout history, writers have been compelled to examine the human
condition.