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    I'm getting really confused about what counts as structure, form, language or imagery. For example, is pathetic fallacy structure? Can someone list some examples of structural devices? I'm doing The Great Gatsby, The God of Small Things, Auden and Tennyson. Any help is much appreciated!
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    I'm getting really confused about what counts as structure, form, language or imagery. For example, is pathetic fallacy structure? Can someone list some examples of structural devices? I'm doing The Great Gatsby, The God of Small Things, Auden and Tennyson. Any help is much appreciated!
    Hi, I'm assuming you're doing AQA English Literature Specification B from the texts you are doing. I did this exam last May and I can completely relate to what you're going through

    Structure is anything that gives shape to the narrative, or influences the narration in any way. For example, in 'The Great Gatsby' you could argue that Chapter 5 is the midpoint not only in the story, but also structurally i.e. when Gatsby wins Daisy's heart. There are other examples of these.

    Form usually overlaps with structure, but you might want to tick off your marks on AO2 for 'language, structure and form' by referring to fragmented language (does this affect the way the readers perceive Gatsby?) and the form/metre in which Fitzgerald writes the story.

    I would say pathetic fallacy is language. Of course, it contributes to the setting, but could also suggest a melancholic narrative, i.e. it influences the nature of the text. Perhaps this is relevant to some of the W.H. Auden poems?

    There are quite a few structural devices, and I made a blog last year and uploaded most of my notes on there - I studied 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Kite Runner', Thomas Hardy and W.H. Auden poetry! You're in a bit of luck there because I'm sure you could run through the notes where I've split my notes into structure, form, language etc.

    Here's my blog URL: http://thecommuniquesnotes.blogspot.sg/

    I've got one specific URL for 'The Great Gatsby' that will hopefully solve your problems (http://thecommuniquesnotes.blogspot....at-gatsby.html) but do glance through the other posts for Auden notes!

    Hope this helps and good luck with your exam
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    Hi, I'm assuming you're doing AQA English Literature Specification B from the texts you are doing. I did this exam last May and I can completely relate to what you're going through

    Structure is anything that gives shape to the narrative, or influences the narration in any way. For example, in 'The Great Gatsby' you could argue that Chapter 5 is the midpoint not only in the story, but also structurally i.e. when Gatsby wins Daisy's heart. There are other examples of these.

    Form usually overlaps with structure, but you might want to tick off your marks on AO2 for 'language, structure and form' by referring to fragmented language (does this affect the way the readers perceive Gatsby?) and the form/metre in which Fitzgerald writes the story.

    I would say pathetic fallacy is language. Of course, it contributes to the setting, but could also suggest a melancholic narrative, i.e. it influences the nature of the text. Perhaps this is relevant to some of the W.H. Auden poems?

    There are quite a few structural devices, and I made a blog last year and uploaded most of my notes on there - I studied 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Kite Runner', Thomas Hardy and W.H. Auden poetry! You're in a bit of luck there because I'm sure you could run through the notes where I've split my notes into structure, form, language etc.

    Here's my blog URL: http://thecommuniquesnotes.blogspot.sg/

    I've got one specific URL for 'The Great Gatsby' that will hopefully solve your problems (http://thecommuniquesnotes.blogspot....at-gatsby.html) but do glance through the other posts for Auden notes!

    Hope this helps and good luck with your exam
    This is really helpful, thank you so much!
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    This is really helpful, thank you so much!
    No problem! Glad to have been of help
 
 
 
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