The Listeners and The Others P.E.E. Comparing ‘The Listeners’ with ‘The Others’: how does the poet / film director create an atmosphere of mystery and tension? Example introduction: In this essay I will compare the mystery and tension in ‘The Listeners’ by Walter De La Mare and ‘The Others’ directed by Alejandro Amenabar. In the poem, mystery and tension is built up through… In the film, it is shown through… Comparing ‘The Listeners’ with ‘The Others’: how does the poet / film director create an atmosphere of mystery and tension? In this essay, I will… ‘The Others’, directed by Alejandro Amenabar 1) Beginning with a question – Write a paragraph on The Listeners (P.E.E) and a paragraph on The Others. (You don’t need to use P.E.E for the film, just write about what happens and the effect on the viewer – e.g. the viewer thinks / feels / wonders…) E.g P: In The Listeners, the poem begins with a question. E: ‘Is there anybody there?’’ E: The opening of The Others also raises many questions in the readers’ mind. One of the main characters, Grace, is screaming. The reader wonders… Now write a paragraph for each section about The Listeners and The Others 2) Setting – time, place, lighting, silence 3) Alliteration and the use of sound in The Others – EFFECT – sounds like the wind, whispering 4) Repetition 5) Sound and movement 6) Reference to ghosts 7) EXTENSION - mystery is developed through ambiguity (uncertainty) about who the Traveller is. Refer to the extra section of the poem. Conclusion Sum up how mystery and tension is built up in both the poem and the film. Which one is most effective at building mystery and tension and why do you think this?