Words Vs Pictures
Which one sends a more powerful message, a word or a picture? That’s what the literary club decided to take upon themselves to debate one Friday afternoon. There was the usual buzz that accompanied every ‘Lit Club’ meeting, when everyone took their seats, ready to begin.
As soon as we were given the go-ahead, we immediately began and one of the first debaters gave a rousing speech ending with the phrase, ‘A picture is worth a Thousand Words.’
Another one of the members countered that pictures left either too little, or too much to imagination, while words gave us the liberty to think freely without us losing the point the writer was trying to convey.
The debate went on for the entire session, extending to the next session, and finally someone brought up Vincent Van Gogh’s painting ‘Starry Night.’
The Debater explained how when she saw the painting, she could almost feel the atmosphere of the night and Van Gogh’s emotions – no words required.
For a moment, the ‘Words’ team were dumbfounded, but then someone managed to rebuttal that point, explaining that at first glance, the painting seemed beautiful, but with nothing special, besides the technique. Yet the moment they heard’ Vincent’ by Don McLean, the words from that song explained the painting so much better, that’s when they truly appreciated it.
We ended still on the fence, still as confused as we had started. Both words and pictures held their own beauty, so different from one another, yet one incomplete without the other.
So I guess it’s a matter of opinion really. In your opinion, which one wins, words or a picture?
–Tisha Virani 11A
A Thousand Interpretations of a Poem (Blackout Poetry)
Blackout poetry focuses on rearranging words to create a different meaning. The author is supposed to use a permanent marker to cross out words or letters he sees irrelevant to the effect he’s seeking to create. The objective is to devise a completely new text from previously published words, which the reader is free to interpret as he wishes.
In Literary club each member decided to try their hand at black out poetry and the results were extraordinary. For starters each student was given a copy of T.S Elliott’s poem The LoveSong of J.Alfred Prufrock (T.S Eliot) and with its aid, created wonders. However that wasn’t all. Later they took things ranging from newspaper articles to dry science articles and turned them into beautiful literary works.
-Anaisha Dalal 9F
-Farishta Anirbag 9F
-Eeshan Ketkar 9C
-Jieya Rawal 11C
-Khevana Makhanwahla 12A
-Tisha Virani 11A
-Aditi Batra 11B
-Shreela Agarwal 11C