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Literary Features and Techniques

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Exam – Section B

Section B consists of two parts, both of which are extended writing pieces and are worth ten marks each. One of these is based off one of the Anthology pieces which can be found back at the table of contents, … Continue reading

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Hamster’s Guide to Writing

Note: I recommend you also read the page on Literary Features and Techniques. Writing is not an easy task. There are many types of writing as well as many different ways to approach it. Typical types of writing include short … Continue reading

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Language Analysis: Touching the Void

Here is an analysis of “Touching the Void”. The text is primarily used in  I/GCSE Exams but anyone can utilize the material here. For best quality, click on image to enlarge.   Basics:   •   Relies on its structure for … Continue reading

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IGCSE English Language Anthology: From Taking on the World

Here is a detailed analysis of “From Taking on the World”. For best view, enlarge the photo.

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1.1.9 Lou, the Prophet

Lou the Prophet Description of Lou: “he had never quite gotten over his homesickness for Denmark” – the author creates sympathy towards Lou and the reason why be ‘never quite gotten over his homesickness’ can be because he doesn’t fit … Continue reading

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Literature Analysis: Tony Kytes

Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver — Thomas Hardy Main Themes: *Male/Female Relationships *Betrayal *Love Characters: Tony Kytes, Unity Sallet, Milly Richards, Hannah Jolliver, Mr. Kytes, Mr. Jolliver Important Points to Remember: The title itself, ‘Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver”is ironic. Tony Kytes … Continue reading

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Literary Analysis: 26 Men and a Girl

Click here to go back to Table of Contents 26 Men and a Girl: This story is written by the Russian author Maxim Gorky, drawing from his experiences working in pre-revolutionary Russia. This story is written by the Russian author … Continue reading

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1.1.5 Half Brothers

The Half Brothers — Elizabeth Gaskell Main Themes: *Family *Guilt *Childhood *Sacrifice Characters: narrator (second son), Gregory (first son), Helen (mother), Aunt Fanny, William Preston (step-father of Gregory) *Relates to Author *Relates to 19th Century Important Points to Remember: The … Continue reading

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1.1.4 Nightingale and the Rose

Theme Love, Urban vs Rural (Man vs Nature, Wealth and Class) This story is about a nightingale who sacrifices herself for a boy’s love, but he was unable to appreciate it. Setting: The bush is placed directly underneath the student’s … Continue reading

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