The song lyrics are slightly abstract and leave room for interpretation for the

The song lyrics are slightly abstract and leave room

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ten songs describing each chapter of the graphic novel written by Gord Downie. The song lyrics are slightly abstract and leave room for interpretation for the listener. Since there is no visual element in this form of media, the reader has to use the song lyrics to visualize the story. The listener has no clear visual media form to follow, the album format is solely based on the interpretation and imagination of the listener. How do you think being able to read and analyze a graphic text could help you read and analyze other types of texts? Being able to read and analyze a graphic text could be very beneficial to help read and analyze other types of texts. As graphic texts are mostly visual, such as diagrams and photos. Graphic texts can help deepen the understanding of the text and provide visuals of topics related to the text. By reading and analyzing a graphic text, more details and additional information could also be contained in the graphic text. Therefore, by reading and analyzing graphic texts, there may be an increase in the understanding and knowledge when analyzing other types of texts. How did exploring this story through various media impact your understanding (and the implications) of the story? Exploring various media forms of “Secret Path” by Gord Downie impacted my understanding and implications of the story by deepening my understanding and knowledge of the story. The different media forms presented the story in various ways, this allows for multiple interpretations of the same story. The first media form I explored were the songs, I tried to imagine the story while listening to them. I tried to visualize what Chanie was doing and where he was. When I read the graphic novel next, the things I visualized were significantly different than what was illustrated in the novel. The film and the graphic novel provided similar interpretations. However, the film impacted my understanding of the story the most as it combines both the songs and an animated version of the graphic novel together. Therefore, a visual and audio aspect are present.
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  • Winter '16
  • Darren Jewel
  • Language interpretation, media texts, Gord Downie

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