We know we’re early–sorry for that!– but your deadline is still next Wednesday. This entry is posted now so you can have extra time to re-watch and conduct more background research on this specific set of works.
Howl involves layers of forms and stories with multiple references, choose one element and compose a personal response in relation to two story triangulations we have already discussed in class. (plot-setting-characterization for story and meaning-sound-shape for poetry).
Your response should be in form of significant opinion and/or valid argument about the act of writing creative work and the way fiction form (poetry/song) is delivered. For Howl, you can extend your argument and discuss the dramatization of court records and personal interviews in the film.
Please do not resort to summarizing/retelling/paraphrasing the story of the poem/film; we already know what the poem and the film are all about.
We include these study questions as prompts/reminders. You can either write your comment of your own composed opinion or submit an answer to one of these questions.
1) How does element(s) or aspect(s) of plot/setting/characterization work in the story of Howl? Or, in smaller scope, how does one specific part work within the poem/film plot-setting-characterization?
2) How does triangulation of meaning-sound-shape of poetry in either the poem or the film Howl? How does sound/shape work or play in lines of Howl or scene or specific line of the film Howl? Try to focus on the form of the poem (sound/pattern) or the form of film (audio/visual).
3) If you refer to a specific reference, how is it portrayed in the poem/film as a newly created work? Try to focus on how the reference is used within the poem/film.
4) How is the act of reciting Howl in the film significant? Try to consider the tone (sing/say/whisper/shout/howl) used in Howl the poem and/or a part of film.
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