How the Distinctively Visual Provokes a Response

In order to gain a greater understanding of a landscape, a character or an event a composer will use techniques specific to their media to create a vivid image for their audience. This is an image that stays with them throughout the text and successfully creates an atmosphere for the environment, persona or occurrence.
The distinctively visual has been successfully created within In a dry season. Lawson employs metonym to convey the innocence of the newcomers in juxtaposed with a dishevelled and unfashionable group conveyed with the use of alliteration, verbs and further metonymy to convey a dishevelled and unfashionable group.
Lawson develops a detailed image of the freshness and naivety of the young travellers through reference to their freshly cut hair and starched collars in ???One or two square-cuts and stand-up collars struggle dismally through to the bitter end???. The use of metonymy allows the audience to immediately associate the hair cut and stiff collars to a group innocent to the harshness of the bush.
This is contrasted to the unkempt, slovenly appearance of the Bushmen has been evoked in this short story. This tousled exterior has been effectively created with the recurring ???s??? in ???Slop, sac, suits, red face and old fashioned flat brimmed hats???. The repetition of the sound allows Lawson to convey the tedium of bush life and the Bushmen??™s fatigue to the reader.
As the Bushmen ???…drop into the train on the other side of Bathurst…??? Lawson conveys a sense of exhaustion. This response is evoked as the reader can visualise the way in which the people fell into the train. The distinctively visual is induced by the verb and the audience can visualize the country and characters becoming more dishevelled as the train progresses toward Bourke.
A distinctive image of a group of ragged men is powerfully stimulated as Lawson makes effective use of metonym. Lawson writes of ???Slop, sac, suits, red faces and old fashioned flat brimmed hats??? and the reader is able to logically relate the description of the men to Bushmen. The responder realises that the travellers are becoming less concerned with their appearance as they deal with the harsh realities of the outback.
Lawson??™s short story The Loaded Dog further generates images that are distinctively visual. He successfully evokes Tommy??™s irritating personality with the use of alliteration, developed noun groups and simile which key techniques utilised in this story.
He successfully uses alliteration throughout his stories in order to widen the visual aspect of a character. However his employment of this technique in text can be considered a more developed use than in any other of his compositions. The alliteration of ???f??? in ???foolish, four-footed mate??? evokes images of a floppy, limp style of movement, conveying to the audience the dog??™s relaxed, idiotic nature.
The development of noun groups in the prose has been successfully used in order to generate a foolhardy and naive description of Tommy. Lawson effectively makes use of this expansion in ???Most of his head was usually a red, idiotic slobbering grin of appreciation of his own silliness.??? This extended use of noun groups established by collective adjectives powerfully conveys Tommy??™s ability to recognise his tactile presence, in turn creating a vivid visual image.
Sean Ascroft??™s short film Bubble Boy powerfully induces a diseased and fearful atmosphere of the protagonist. He makes strong use of colour, montage and camera shot to evoke the distinctively visual.
The effective use of colour is introduced in the opening scenes of the film to emphasise the sense of paranoia being experienced. The yellow tones convey a diseased environment in which the protagonist lives. This contamination is further emphasised by the montage accompanying the preliminary scene, the items have been wrapped in bubble wrap also, this further expresses his irrational behaviour.
Another of Ascroft??™s distinctive qualities is his use of camera shots. His employment of this technique allows the evocation of fear and isolation from the audience. As he is dreaming, a close up is taken on Bubble Boy??™s face effectively allowing the audience into his mind. This allows emphasis to be placed on the anxious emotional state of the persona. The sense of isolation is later encouraged as the neighbours walk by Bubble Boy??™s home as he is looking out his window. The shot over the protagonist??™s shoulder creates empathy for the character, emphasising segregation.
Lawson has successfully evokes distinctively visual images for his audience throughout his texts. These images aid the responders in developing a greater understanding of the characters within the texts while also developing an experience that becomes more lifelike for his audience. Ascroft also evokes this understanding from his audience, effectively conveying what life is like as Bubble Boy.

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