The four New Zealand texts I have chosen are Boy directed by Taika Waititi and filmed in Waihau Bay and the Bay of plenty. The next text I have chosen is the Dark Horse, directed by James Napier Robertson. I have chosen this text because It shows New Zealand social issues and it will back […]

In the film “The Dark Horse”, directed by James Napier Robertson, there are lots of scenes with tension and violence, one of these scenes is when Manu’s father comes in with a storm at the end of the chess tournament and hits Genius the main character in the face. In this scene I will talk […]

Describe at least one important technique used in the written text. Explain how the technique created an emotional response in you. Intro                                                                    […]

How is the setting used to show the failings of the judicial and state care systems? The school is because Ricky found out that slim white boys are easier to deal with than fat Maori boys. Also, the state care put him with his mum who married a man and stepdads have been renowned for being […]

Crump uses Ricky Baker’s narrative point of view to give an authentic New Zealand voice to the story, he does this by using different idioms such as “ring you up” or “we tied up the dogs in case they took off”. Barry also uses a lot of Colloquial languages like  “about an hour down the creek. How […]

This story is told in the first-person point-of-view, of young Ricky Baker. This gives us the perspective of a young Maori boy, with his unique intellect and sense of humor and quick wit. Crump uses-idioms, such as “shoving more in… “stuck me in” “stuck me in” “keeping my head down” “busted in on us” “Carted us off […]

written in 1986, wild pork and watercress, by Barry Crump, is the story of Ricky Baker. Ricky in 12 years and 3 weeks old and a quarter Maori. Told in first person narrative, Ricky tells his story with humor. Ricky is a victim of racism and the New Zealand social welfare system. He continues to run away from […]

Explain what the poet means when she compares the cows with rocks in the first two lines of the poem? She is comparing the cows to shiny rocks which is a simile.  Is this comparison a simile or a metaphor? This comparison is a simile Write down an example of metaphor from the first stanza and explain […]

Loud nights and creaking. Barking voices of the dogs Smelling around for fish bones   Days come. The voice of a cow home For its calf. Secretly walks through the mud Trying to get back to its calf; Learning its head through The weta-eaten rails, Trying to get back to its calf.   Rolling its […]

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