How to analyse a quote fully

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  • Created on: 27-04-18 14:47
Step 1 - Select your quote carefully
Make sure the quote is relevant. Use shorter quotes rather than longer ones.
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Step 2 - Identify literary techniques
Think about things like: Alliteration, Enjambment, Caesura, Metaphor, Simile, Emotive, language, Personification, Line length (in verse), Stage directions (in plays) and Sounds in words (plosive or sibilant)
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Step 3 - What effects do these techniques have? What effects does this quote have overall?
Think about what effect individual techniques have and how this may alter the impact of the quote as a whole. include alternative interpretations
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Example of second point for step 3.
the sibilance in ‘she is silent’ could create a soothing, peaceful effect, but it could alternatively be interpreted as eerie or sinister. To take your work to the next level, you might want to consider which interpretation is the most convincing.
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Step 4 - What effect do you think the writer intended this quote to have? To what extent do you think they achieved this intention?
think about why the writer may have chosen to use the literary techniques and words that they did. think about to what extent you believe the writer was successful.
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Think about things like: Alliteration, Enjambment, Caesura, Metaphor, Simile, Emotive, language, Personification, Line length (in verse), Stage directions (in plays) and Sounds in words (plosive or sibilant)

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Step 2 - Identify literary techniques

Card 3

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Think about what effect individual techniques have and how this may alter the impact of the quote as a whole. include alternative interpretations

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

the sibilance in ‘she is silent’ could create a soothing, peaceful effect, but it could alternatively be interpreted as eerie or sinister. To take your work to the next level, you might want to consider which interpretation is the most convincing.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

think about why the writer may have chosen to use the literary techniques and words that they did. think about to what extent you believe the writer was successful.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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