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Changing Self Essay How do composers use texts to explore concepts of Changing Self Discuss ideas and techniques In Gwen Harwoods poems Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar the prescribed text Sky-High and the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith the composer have used many varying ideas and techniques to investigate and illustrate concepts of Changing Self effectively The ideas looked at in Gwen Harwoods poetry include imagery retrospect metaphor and inversion of the connotation of adjectives Ideas conveyed in Sky-High include imagery retrospect and comparison The techniques and ideas in White Teeth to name the most important are long and erratic chronology removing characters for a period and the exposing of the least important change are evident in the texts that are compared In Gwen Harwoods poem Prize-Giving the composer has adeptly used imagery to examine and represent the Changing Self evident in this poem This striking imagery at first portrays an egotistical middle aged man such as his inurbane behaviour when he scowled with violent distaste This works in revealing the major change of Eisenbart in comparing the self-righteous man at the start of the poem to the awkward and confused man at the end The imagery used to describe the titian haired girl is also evocative especially when comparing her supposed insignificance in contrast to Eisenbart and the affect she has on him She seems to be nothing but a cheeky though attractive schoolgirl one girl sat grinning This thought of her insignificance is reinforced when she winked at nearby friends possibly reinforcing to Eisenbart her immaturity that was earlier established through her audacious behaviour during the opening prayer However Eisenbart was flung from his calm age and power merely by a touch of this immature schoolgirl indicating a change This change in the girls attitude is reinforced when she changed her casual schoolgirls for a masters air indicating the power that she has that Eisenbart has not detected
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