How to do well in English Literature

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Starter Sentences

·        The creation of tension is a key narrative device that is much used by Hill. In the first Chapter Christmas Eve, this is frequently evident, for example when...

·        The theme of tension is abundant in the opening lines in the chapter Christmas Eve and with good reason; he wants his reader to...

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Starter Sentences 2

·        Many readers might take a different view of Jennet Humphrey and consider she is anything but an evil ghost, but I believe that the events of her life suggest fairly clearly that she is merely a troubled woman.

·        Some commentators suggest that Jennet Humphrey is all-but an evil ghost, but I feel that there is much evidence to the contrary, that she is, in fact, a troubled woman. Through an analysis of her behaviour throughout the book, I shall argue why I believe this to be the case.

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Quotation Points

What techniques have been used to make the language of the quotation effective? This means discussing the writer's methods, e.g. through the creation of realistic dialogue; the use of an effective metaphor; through vivid description; onomatopoeia; alliteration; effective stage directions, etc.

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Quotation Points 2

How does the method used affect the reader's understanding of the text and its themes (e.g. 'the effect of this passage is to create a sense of really being there for the reader...')?

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Quotation Points 3

Why this method was used (i.e. what was the writer's purpose)? E.g. 'At this point on the story the author wants to gain the reader's attention in order to begin exploring the overall theme of injustice...'

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Embedded Quotes

'Small and quick' George is presented by Steinbeck as a character in complete contrast to his friend, the lumbering and 'shapeless' Lennie....

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