Commentary - Stealing.
The source text for my transformation is “ Stealing” by Carol Ann Duffy. I chose this poem as from the beginning it already draws in the reader and carries on doing so, right through to the end. I changed the source text into a detective novel as it shown a mysterious field through out the poem which can be followed up through out my transformation. I thought this poem suited the detective genre as it has a quite sadistic theme within it as throughout the poem it has a lexical field of body parts such as “Torso” “head” and “brain” which reinforces the image that the person who the poem is about seems to be suffering from some sort of distress. From reading the poem it enhanced different emotions as the tone of the poem is quite harsh which followed onto the sadistic theme which I mentioned earlier. My transformations intended audience is for adults as the younger generations would not be able to understand why someone would take weird valuables and the impact it would leave.
A problem I suffered from transforming the poem into the detective genre was how the thief would be revealed and how to interplay both pieces of literature.
The narrative voice over in the poem was first person, In my transformation I changed it into third person which I thought gave a better impact as the audience would be able to see all sides to the transformation and make their own verdict.
I used interplay between both pieces of work as the thieves reasons were the same for taking the snowman which was “knowing that children would cry in the morning”
The poem itself as an ambiguous tone as we the reader do not fully know which gender the voice of the poem is. From reading the poem I made a stereotype of which gender the thief was, which I classed to be a woman, as the writer stated that people “ don’t understand” which is a common expression used by women as they think no one understands what they are going through.
Some of the language used by the...