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Helloo, I'm doing my AS English paper this summer and really worrying about the section A question on narrative techniques etc; 'How does the writer tell the story in...'


Does anyone know how to relate your points to the story? I know we have to focus on AO2 and the language, form and structure and I can usually have things to say on this but never know how to relate it to narrative techniques and how they tell the story...?


Any advice would be great!
I'm studying the DH Lawrence short stories, Robert Frost poetry, Great Gatsby and Tennyson Poetry if that helps :/


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Helloo, I'm doing my AS English paper this summer and really worrying about the section A question on narrative techniques etc; 'How does the writer tell the story in...'


Does anyone know how to relate your points to the story? I know we have to focus on AO2 and the language, form and structure and I can usually have things to say on this but never know how to relate it to narrative techniques and how they tell the story...?


Any advice would be great!
I'm studying the DH Lawrence short stories, Robert Frost poetry, Great Gatsby and Tennyson Poetry if that helps :/


Thanks!
I'm an A2 English lit student. I read some info that AQA sent out (I assume it is AQA lit B?) and they recommend writing a VERY short summary of the poem/ section of text you're given at the beginning of your essay. I know this sounds very narrativey and C gradish but it links your question firmly to the story.

Eg) If the question asked you about Tennyson's Mariana say in your first para "Mariana depicts the mental distress of Mariana, an abandoned woman, in her "lonely moated grange" across 7 stanzas. It opens with scenes of desolation with "thickly crusted" flower pots, and spans a day and a night before finally ending in her cry of despair "I would that I were dead!"

Idk how explicitly the rest of it needs to link to the narrative - if you do PEE then surely your evaluation would link it?

Eg) Point: Fitzgerald uses colours as symbols
Evidence: He describes abstract nouns as colourful such as "yellow cocktail music", symbolising wealth.
Evaluation (this is where you link it to the narrative) The accumulation of wealth, and Gatsby's lavish parties, somewhat define him as a character and the narrative as a whole; by using gold and yellow to describe abstract verbs, the wealth pervades the narrative just as it does the lives of the characters.

Hope this helps x
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