Unit 2 develops student knowledge and understanding of the ways literary texts connect with each other. Drawing on a range of language and literary experiences, students consider the relationships between texts, genres, authors, audiences and contexts. Ideas, language and structure of different texts are compared and contrasted. Connections between texts are established by analysing their similarities and differences, for example, through intertextuality and other patterns and allusions evident in ideas, language used and forms of texts. Students create analytical responses that are evidence-based and convincing. By experimenting with text structures and language features, students understand how imaginative texts are informed by analytical responses
how the choice and combinations of mode, medium and form transform texts
the ways in which informed reading influences interpretation of texts.
Compare and evaluate the form, language and content of literary texts including:
the ways in which text structures, language features and stylistic choices provide a framework for audiences’ expectations, responses and interpretations
the ways in which texts resemble and refer to other texts, for example, through parody, imitation, appropriation and transformation, and the ways in which adaptations of earlier texts allow new insights into original texts
how aspects of literary texts have been appropriated into popular culture, for example, through the use of iconic literary situations, symbols or characters
the ways in which different literary forms may evolve, for example, the development of digital storytelling.