Lighting is a very important part of a play the type

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Lighting is a very important part of a play. The type of lighting used in a scene will help create the atmosphere. Bright lights might create a happy atmosphere. Dim lights that cast shadows might create a scary atmosphere. Sound effects help create the reality of the play and may suggest location or events. Sound effects can include music, background noises, a TV or radio, or elements of weather. Costumes are another important part of a play. Costumes are used to show the time period and types of characters. Costumes are often used to help the audience guess what characters might be like. Creating your own play In order to write your own play it is important firstly to have an idea. When writing a play you will need to have characters, a setting, time period, plot and main idea. Writing a play can be more difficult than writing a story because you need to focus on the dialogue. The text of a play has minimal direction and description. The focus of a play needs to be on characterisation and character development.
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What is a poem? A poem uses descriptions to paint pictures in the minds of the audience. A poem is a text that uses words in a creative way to express an idea or describe a subject. Poems are short, complex and sometimes abstract. Poetry can be: structured with rules about rhyme, metre, rhythm, length or shape unstructured with no rules (called free verse) about any topic or subject. Understanding poetry Poetry is a form of expression that can be either structured or unstructured. To understand the overall meaning or theme of a poem, it is important to analyse it. You can do this by reading or listening to the poem several times and writing down your personal responses and observations. Language techniques are an important part of poetry. These techniques include, but are not limited to: rhyme repetition of words or sounds collocation (word groups that relate to the same subject) metaphor / simile imagery (descriptive language). (Refer to Language Techniques unit) Examples of poetry There are many different types of poems. Some poems follow a certain structure while other poems do not. Poems can have an overall message, record an event, provide entertainment, or describe an experience or object. There are countless ideas for writing poems. Consider this possible list of ideas and themes: funny or silly an important event growing up dreams and hopes friendship or love the environment your favourite animal or pet an object of your choice. Creating poetry Creating a poem can be a lot of fun. You will first need to decide what the topic of your poem will be and how you want to structure your poem. Writing a poem requires the skills of observation, description and response.
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It might be helpful to brainstorm ideas for your poem by writing down thoughts, ideas and words that relate to your topic. You will then have a list of ideas that you can use to create a poem What is Report Writing ?
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