The idea that it's the journey itself and not the destination that matters is represented in many texts. This idea is constructed throughout these texts using a number of different techniques and ideas. The poem 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost constructs the idea that it's the journey itself and not the destination that matters. The composer discusses many small ideas to construct the larger idea. The composer raises the idea that Journey can bring about regret and sadness.

The composer constructs this idea by using emotive language. Some emotive words that are used are 'Sigh', 'Sorry' and 'Doubted'. These words give the character in the text a feeling of regret for taking the path that they chose. This idea shows that the journey itself is more important that the destination by showing us that by choosing the wrong type of journey in the first place, the destination will be not what you planned. This shows that the journey holds more importance than the destination The composer constructs the idea that Journey can bring change. The idea of change is constructed through the use of imagery.

The image of yellow leaves on trees at the start of the poem symbolises the season of autumn which brings about change and transition. At the end of the poem and the end of the journey the character takes the leaves are no longer yellow which symbolises the journey as a complete change. This shows that the journey itself has bought about the change and not the destination meaning the journey was more important than the destination. The Poem 'Crossing the Red Sea' by Peter Skrzynecki constructs the idea that it's the journey that matters and not the destination.

The poem talks of the migration of polish refugees across the Red Sea. The composer discusses many ideas about journey which construct the idea about journey mattering more than the destination The composer discusses the idea that Journey brings about regret and sadness. The composer has done this by using personification and visual imagery. The poem reads, 'Memories Strayed, From behind sunken eyes'. The use of personification in 'Memories Strayed' tells us that the immigrants on the boat were thinking of their home land and their past which shows regret in the decision to flee Poland.

The use of imagery in 'Behind sunken eyes's hows us that the immigrants were fearful and felt sadness towards their impending journey. These ideas shows that the experiences on the journey are more significant than those at the destination which show that journeys matter more than the destination. The poem 'The Road Not Taken' also constructs the idea that journey brings about regret and sadness. Whilst 'The Road Not Taken' uses emotive language to construct this idea, 'Crossing the Red Sea' uses personification and visual imagery. Both of these texts use different ideas and techniques to construct the idea that it's the journey and not the destination that matters. The composer raises the idea that Journey can bring about change.

The composer has constructed this idea by the use of language. The composer uses phrases such as, 'to watch a sunset they would never see again', '1949 and the war now four years dead', and 'As we crossed a sea's ymbolise change. These phrases show that the journey that the immigrants have gone on has bought about change. This idea shows that it's the journey and not the destination that matters. The poem 'The Road Not Taken' also constructs this idea.

'The Road Not Taken' uses the visual imagery of yellow leaves to symbolises change whilst 'Crossing the Red Sea' used language techniques to construct the idea that journey brings about change. These contrasting techniques together show that it is the journey and not the destination that matters. The other related text I have chosen is an advertisement from Wheels magazine for the new Ford Falcon XR 8. The ad is a double page and has a large low angle photo of the XR 8 driving along a road. At the bottom there is a box of text which talks about the performance and handling abilities of the car. Below that is the Ford logo.

The composer constructs many ideas which in turn, construct the idea that it's the journey and not the destination that matters. The composer has constructed the idea that the Falcon can make a journey by road more enjoyable for the driver. The composer has used technical jargon to construct this idea. Terms such as ' Boss 260 V 8', ' quad camshafts', low range torque', and 'Control Blade IRS' are used to make the car seem like it has more 'high tech' features, making the car seem like it is quicker and handles better which in turn makes for a better driving experience.

The slogan 'Cant Get Enough of This' is also used to construct this idea. This shows that the Falcon makes the journey by road more enjoyable which also reinforces the idea that it's the journey and not the destination that matters. In contrast, the previous two texts, 'the Road Not Taken' and 'Crossing the Red Sea' portray journeys as something that brings about regret and sadness. The slogan in the advertisement which reads 'Cant Get Enough of This' on the contrary portrays a sense of excitement and fulfilment. The composer of this text has constructed the idea that Journey can make you feel more powerful. The composer does this by using a low angle photo of the Falcon XR 8.

The low angle shot of the car makes the car seem more imposing on the road there for placing the driver in a more imposing position. The headlights on the car also make the car look more intimidating. The dark clouds in the background of the photo give the picture an ominous atmosphere and the bright blue car stands out from this background as if it is more powerful than the weather. These techniques create the idea that journey can make you feel more powerful. This also constructs the idea that it's the journey that matters not the destination The other two texts see journey differently. In 'Crossing the Red Sea', journey is portrayed as something that is not empowering.

The poem talks about the immigrants being 'neither masters or slaves' which shows they are not in a powerful position. In 'The Road Not Taken', the character in the poem is in a powerful position but does not use the power wisely. This therefore changed the destination. All of these ideas have constructed the idea that it's the journey that matters not the destination. These three different texts together have shown that it's the journey and not the destination that matters. Each text has used varying techniques and contrasting ideas to create this idea.