The following is a Yr
12 English Revision Activity (Chisholm College). These are not all technically
accurate, nonetheless they are a very handy as a revision device.
code Ð what you can see through what camera does2.
Code Ð everything that you can hear in a film3.
Ð sequence of shots 4.
en scene Ð everything in a scene of a movie5.
codes Ð same as visual codes differently worded either can be used in an
codes Ð codes in a film that hold symbolic meaning7.
codes Ð text within a movie such as title, subtitles8.
Ð type of camera movement in which the camera moves from side to side in
a stationary position9.
Ð camera slowly moves towards or away characters, may draw attention to
emotion of characterÕs face 10.
P.O.V shot Ð camera shot in which
you see what the character sees11.
Dutch tilt Ð Camera movement when
camera tilts to one side12.
engage Ð grab hold of or capture the
entertain Ð to interest the viewer14.
values Ð beliefs which guide behaviour15.
attitudes Ð feelings towards certain
ideas or issues16.
discuss Ð go into detail about a certain
subject, discuss the topic17.
camera movement Ð type of visual code
which deals with any movement of the camera18.
camera shots Ð type of visual code
that looks at the type of camera angle i.e. long shot, high, low angle19.
Humour Ð comedy, parts of a film which
position people to laugh, may deal with types of humour; black comedy,
characters, attitudes and values
Ðgrab ur attention
Ðshow us the facts
encourages us to endorse the documenters views
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: to cause to become unfriendly or hostile; estrange: alienate a
friend; alienate potential supporters by taking extreme positions.
cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally2.
: Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured
authoritarian : characterized by or favoring absolute obedience to authority,
as against individual freedom: an authoritarian regime. Of, relating to, or expecting unquestioning obedience.
authoritative white figures/ white
authority figures The power to enforce laws,
exact obedience, command, determine, or judge. One that is invested with
this power, especially a government or body of government officials: land
titles issued by the civil authority. Power
assigned to another; authorization: Deputies were given authority to
make arrests. A public agency or corporation with administrative powers
in a specified field: a city transit authority.
biblical allusions: of, relating to,
or contained in the Bible. An erroneous perception
of reality. An erroneous concept or belief. 6.
obstinately and blindly attached to some creed, opinion practice, or ritual;
unreasonably devoted to a system or party, and illiberal toward the opinions
binary opposition: Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components;
Placed or located directly across from something else
or from each other:8.
abuses of power and position9.
pompous speech or writing. 10.
challenges certain values and attiudes:
Calling for full use of one's abilities or resources in a difficult but
colloquial language, slang, A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful
speech, made up typically of short-lived coinages and figures of speech
that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness,
humor, irreverence, or other effect. 12.
contrasting dialogue: To set in opposition
in order to show or emphasize differences:13.
contrasting value system and ideologies14.
cultural imperialism (one country
taking over another and imposing their culture on the conquered) Of or relating to culture or cultivation.
of extending a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the
establishment of economic and political hegemony over other nations.15.
cultural practices: 16.
deconstruction: philosophical theory
of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated
contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning17.
by defiance; boldly resisting.18.
discourse : white / black discourse;
discourse is in part our language bound up with our culture and whole way
of looking at the world; white discourse carries with it lots of
cultural meaning; Verbal expression in speech
or writing. 19.
disempowered: To deprive of power or influence.
the most influence or control. Most prominent, as in position; ascendant.
dominant white culture
dominion (having power over): A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
empowered / disempowered
endorse / challenge values and attitudes: To
write one's signature on the back of (a check, for example) as evidence
of the legal transfer of its ownership, especially in return for the
cash or credit indicated on its face.
endorses certain values and attitudes27.
exploitation: The act of employing
to the greatest possible advantage
foregrounded: The part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in
front of the viewer.
foreshadowing: To present an indication
or a suggestion of beforehand; presage.30.
grandiloquent: Pompous or bombastic speech or expression.
Great Depression: period of the 1930Õs
which the world economy fell into recession, US stock market crashed 192933.
hegemony (dominant ideology, having
powerover ie white hegemony over the blacks)hypocrisy / white hypocrisy: The
predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or
ideology / ideological imperialism: The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations
of an individual, group, class, or culture.
inflated language: 36.
use of words to express something different from and often opposite to
their literal meaning.
marginalised: To relegate or confine
to a lower or outer limit or edge, as of social standing.38.
Moore River: place in WA where the
aboriginals were taught to be like white people41.
motif : objects in the play as motifs
-ie something that becomes like a symbol and carries with it, has embedded
in it certain other meanings and associations. The dogs are made to become
emblems of this aboriginal family's togetherness / connectedness / need
for each other: A recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary
naturalised: S a revisionist
Davis revises the previous white man's version - the only version available
- of WA history ): planted so as to give an effect of wild growth; "drifts
of naturalized daffodils"43.
Nyoongar: type of aboriginal 44.
Oombulgarri (or Ooombulgurri)45.
oppression: the act of oppressing;
arbitrary and cruel exercise of power: ÒThere can be no really pervasive
system of oppression... without the consent of the oppressedÓ46.
paralanguage (means non-verbal language)47.
pompous tone 48.
positions the audience to respond50.
powerless: Lacking strength or power;
helpless and totally ineffectual51.
priveliged: A special advantage, immunity,
permission, right, or benefit granted to or enjoyed by an individual, class,
main character in a drama or other literary work. In ancient Greek drama,
the first actor to engage in dialogue with the chorus, in later dramas
playing the main character and some minor characters as well.
who opposes and contends against another; an adversary. The principal
character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or
racial / sexual discrimination:
The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability
and that a particular race is superior to others.55.
rebellious: Resisting treatment or
reinforcing the stautus quo: 57.
representations of class, race, gender
hold back by an act of volition: couldn't repress a smirk.
59. To put down by force,
usually before total control has been lost; quell: repress a rebellion.
act or process of segregating or the condition of being segregated. The
policy or practice of separating people of different races, classes,
or ethnic groups, as in schools, housing, and public or commercial facilities,
especially as a form of discrimination.
to believe that you are more important then others
stereotyped characters / attitudesA conventional,
formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image. One that is
regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent. The absence
of sound; stillness.
socially superior: to have higher
status in society64.
symbolic use of setting: to use the
actual place, time and sets as a symbol to present meaninG65.
tone : haughty ; arrogant; colloquial;
bombastic / inflated/ self-important; educated;condescending; To give a particular tone or inflection to.
traditional aboriginal society: family
traditional practices and beliefs:
things people used to do68.
truncated speech: cut short speech69.
underpriveliged: People who are not
respected in society70.
Verbal and non-verbal language. Expressed
in spoken rather than written words; oral, 71.
verbal and non-vernal language / techniques:
techniques used to create meaning
standard native language of a country or locality. The everyday language
spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
weapon of resistance: what people
use to resist oppression, in this case its humour74.
wetjalas: white person75.
white oppression: the marginaliation
of a different race by white people. Generally the removal of land and
Setting: To put in a specified position;77.
Character: The combination of qualities
or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.78.
stage directions: the body language
and movements around the stage the actors must do79.
costumes: what the actors where when
they are in charecter 80.
props: objects used in the play81.
sound effects: ah sound used to create
lighting: lights used to create meaning85.
music: melediolic sound that is used
to create atmosphear86.
exposition: beginning of the play/story87.
climax: point of maximum tension88.
resolution: the wind down after the
climax the ending89.
symbolism: the use of symbols to show
a theme or an idea90.
use of space: ability of the director
to used the stage to its greatest pontential
Aims: intentions and purposes of the text/ author
Instruct: giving orders/ telling people what they
Explain: elaborate, clarify.
Convince: change someoneÕs opinions or reinforce
Reveal/Arouse Awareness: Expose and explore issues
Warn: tell people something is wrong, look out!
Entertain: amusing, engaging
Purpose: reason for writing the text
Engage: grabs attention, want more.
Response: way we feel, think, react to something
Shaping: constructing response in order to engage.
Language: style of the words used by the author
Figurative Language: vivid, evocative, using figures
Imagery: Comparisons, creating
mental images using words.
Metaphor: Comparison without using like or as.
Similes: Comparison using
like or as
Connotative/Emotive Language: Words packed with associated meaning
Descriptive Language: Creates vivid scene and atmosphere.
Dialogue: What someone says
Colloquial Language: common society language, Slang,
Tone: the attitude of the language. Eg hostile tone
Choice of Words: The words that are chosen (self
Structure: The way the text is put together
Sub-headings: headings within a heading
Chapters: a part of a text
Analogies: similar to metaphor, comparison
Allusions: indirect reference to make things easier to understand.
Style: The manner of writing the author uses.
Anecdotes: small story to give an example
Sentence/Paragraph Style: the length and complexity of sentences and paragraphs
Repetition: repeating same words or sentences/ ideas
Rephrasing: Saying the same thing in different ways.
Argument: a conflict of ideas/attitudes/values
Build Case: make an argument
Humour: jokes, sarcasm etc in order to entertain/make point
Facts: true information
Rhetorical Questions: question that doesnÕt need to be answered.
Sources: references, used to enhance argument.
Point of View: perspective the Author chooses to portray.
Persona: adopting a personality to relate to readers.
1st person POV: using , we, personal voice.
Genre: Type of specific style used in the text.The following
group have provided a list of terms only Ð no meanings.
SHAUN, EMILY, CHRIS