Module A Donne and Witt – Schools

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Module A-“ Donne and Wit” -HSC English Study Nots 2019-2023

The notes examine and develop ideas in the areas of:

  • Context – the author’s/composer’s and our contemporary contexts;
  • Themes – relating to the Common Module, and relating to the set text;
  • Technique – the use of literary or cinematic techniques; with suggested references from the set text.

 

These study notes on Module A will enable students to consider: 

  • The thematic ideas at the core of the texts;
    How their own understanding of their world is often challenged by new insights;
    In what way a writer’s social, cultural or political context may influence his or her subject matter;
  • How language and symbolism are used to provide insight into the characters’ values and prejudices, and of course the implicit values of the composer or storyteller.

 

 

  1. Donne
    1. Overview
      1. Love poetry
      2. Holy Sonnets
    2. Context
      1. Political upheaval
      2. Influence of religion
  • Renaissance Humanism
  1. The Elizabethan world order

 

  1. Edson
    1. Overview
    2. Context
      1. Spiritual uncertainty and influence of secularism
      2. Patriarchy
  • The deference to technocrats
  1. Individualism and power

 

  • Theme 1: Love (A Valedictorian Forbidding Mourning)
    1. A Valedictorian Forbidding Mourning and the theme of love
      1. Overview
      2. Analysis
    2. Wit and theme of love
      1. Overview
    3. Comparison of Texts

 

  1. Theme 2: Death (Death Be Not Proud)
    1. Death Be Not Proud and theme of death
    2. Wit and the theme of death
      1. References to Donne
    3. Comparison of Texts

 

  1. Theme 3: Salvation and mercy (This is my playes last scene)
    1. This is my playes last scene and the theme of salvation and mercy
      1. Analysis
    2. Wit and theme of salvation and mercy
  2. Donne
    1. Overview
      1. Love poetry
      2. Holy Sonnets
    2. Context
      1. Political upheaval
      2. Influence of religion
  • Renaissance Humanism
  1. The Elizabethan world order

 

  • Edson
    1. Overview
    2. Context
      1. Spiritual uncertainty and influence of secularism
      2. Patriarchy
  • The deference to technocrats
  1. Individualism and power

 

  • Theme 1: Love (A Valedictorian Forbidding Mourning)
    1. A Valedictorian Forbidding Mourning and the theme of love
      1. Overview
      2. Analysis
    2. Wit and theme of love
      1. Overview
    3. Comparison of Texts

 

  1. Theme 2: Death (Death Be Not Proud)
    1. Death Be Not Proud and theme of death
    2. Wit and the theme of death
      1. References to Donne
    3. Comparison of Texts

 

  1. Theme 3: Salvation and mercy (This is my playes last scene)
    1. This is my playes last scene and the theme of salvation and mercy
      1. Analysis
    2. Wit and theme of salvation and mercy
    3. Comparison of texts