English Literature: Answering the Exam Paper

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How to structure your answers to the English paper
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How is the story told...?

AO2: Narrative conflict and other narrative methods In simple words:How voice and other narrative techniques are used to "tell the story"BAND 4: "Explanation" ideas clearly known by using textual support against their points and explaining their meanings. Supportive illustration.BAND 5: "Analysis" breaking dwon ideas and breaking down ideas, almost holding them up the light.

STRUCTURING ANSWER:* Pin down the story:     Summary of story- what it's about    Any big themes and destinations e.g new money vs. old, betryal     Make it clear what the story is actually about*Structure Paragraph:    "Chunk it"- Divide into sections of key events    Summarise what each section does for the reader/ how it tells the story    Key points such as: prolepsis, analepsis, foreshadows, chronological, ambiguous gap*Voice Paragraph:    Who is speaking? Contrast to other voices?    Tone of voice?    What does each voice represent in the story? Any certain motif or themes?    Effect on the reader and how it tells the story*Any other significant Aspect of narrative.

Signposting: Effect on the reader... This tells the story by...

USE QUOTATIONS TO BACK UP EVERY POINT, WHY YOU THINK THAT.

30 Minutes   21 marks

Band 3:Explanation: Saying what the story is.Band 4:Aspect of Narrative- Back up how it tells the storyBand 5: Evaluate: you say which aspect of narrative is the most significant- add in random words like clearly and effectivelyBand 6: God

settingpoint: the lower class in the great Gatsby live in the valley of the ashes. the valley is described as...analyse+ evaluate: the clearly shows that the valley is a bleak place to live.story telling: this tells the story as Fitzgerald conveys the effect of consumerism and helps the reader to understand why some lower class aspire to leave this class.

Give a point, what it shows, how it tells the story and effect on the reader.

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