Texts: Patterns of Representation and Reproduction

Look for the patterns in everything.

Every text, even this one that you are reading right now, is a media text.

Texts exist as the middle ground between the author and the audience. They are the means through which thoughts, feeling, and ideas can be shared and linked.

Modes of Communication New

Texts exist in various forms, delivered through various modes. The mode for creating texts are the matrix from which reproduction occurs.

And all texts are re-presentations. They can re-present our thoughts, they can re-present our emotions, and they can re-present our ideas on a subject or issue. Everything we write is a presentation that has a source, and ultimately, the broader and deeper the source for your representation, the more potentially insightful and creative your representation or your text will be.


But everything comes from somewhere. We all have sources, and we copy the patterns that have come before; we re-create.

Re = again

Re – presentation = to show again

Re – production = to produce again

I guess creation is really just recreation.

About melaniewhite2012

I am a high school English and Media Studies Teacher, an editor, and writer of educational publications for McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Ltd, and a mother of three. I distance run, exist largely on raw food, fresh air and sunshine, good literature, thoughtful radio, film, and laughter.
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