Over the last two weeks, we worked with the final texts to create the tunnel book. Last week I noticed a reluctance to see the metaphorical meaning, perhaps because the visual imagery inspired by the lines were incredibly tough to get past.
This week, therefore, we started with deconstructing couplets from our favourite songs, to help us see the literal and the metaphorical. While the exercise was a lot of fun, we were led to seeing deeper meaning into seemingly cheesy lyrics.
The class ended with each student converting their Calvino passage into a short poem, attempting to capture the poem’s essence.