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    I am doing Love through the ages for A2 English Literature but I am struggling with how to structure an essay in the exam. I know that for the first question you only bring in wider reading of the genre in the question but I am not sure how to stucture and where to put context in the answer.

    If anyone can give me a example structure of an essay for the questions and what sort of things I put in the intro and conclusion it would be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by TheOCDpixie)
    Hi,

    I am doing Love through the ages for A2 English Literature but I am struggling with how to structure an essay in the exam. I know that for the first question you only bring in wider reading of the genre in the question but I am not sure how to stucture and where to put context in the answer.

    If anyone can give me a example structure of an essay for the questions and what sort of things I put in the intro and conclusion it would be much appreciated.
    Thanks
    I find this quite difficult too, one of the tips my teacher has given us is to focus on thematic links between the texts, so read through both and annotate your ideas and literary devices then make a list of the themes (e.g. power and control, jealousy, meetings). You can then compare the ways in which the writers present an opinion on one of the themes in a comparison, such as 'Both authors X and Y present the theme of jealousy. Writer X uses a metaphor to do this in (quote) whereas writer Y uses a simile in (quote)' and you can then compare the effects on the reader and so on. Each theme therefore becomes a paragraph.

    As for context, I find it's easier to link it in with form and structure than language (otherwise you make some sort of basic link about archaic language). I usually say something like 'Text X is in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet, which was the dominant form in the Renaissance due to their ability to be performed at readings due to low literacy levels'.
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    (Original post by Charlotte49)
    I find this quite difficult too, one of the tips my teacher has given us is to focus on thematic links between the texts, so read through both and annotate your ideas and literary devices then make a list of the themes (e.g. power and control, jealousy, meetings). You can then compare the ways in which the writers present an opinion on one of the themes in a comparison, such as 'Both authors X and Y present the theme of jealousy. Writer X uses a metaphor to do this in (quote) whereas writer Y uses a simile in (quote)' and you can then compare the effects on the reader and so on. Each theme therefore becomes a paragraph.

    As for context, I find it's easier to link it in with form and structure than language (otherwise you make some sort of basic link about archaic language). I usually say something like 'Text X is in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet, which was the dominant form in the Renaissance due to their ability to be performed at readings due to low literacy levels'.
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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