GCSE English Lit Exam !?!?

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I'm Zoe and I have got my GCSE English lit exam coming up this summer and...:confused:

For the paper 2-drama one, I am studying 'To kill a mockingbird' and 'The Crucible'. I am finding it really difficult to answer the question in the exam;how to structure the answer, how to contextualise the extract and linking to main themes and ideas. Since my teacher has just left as he is sick I am a wee bit confused.

Any advice would be great!

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(Original post by Zoe_Andrews)
Hi,
I'm Zoe and I have got my GCSE English lit exam coming up this summer and...:confused:

For the paper 2-drama one, I am studying 'To kill a mockingbird' and 'The Crucible'. I am finding it really difficult to answer the question in the exam;how to structure the answer, how to contextualise the extract and linking to main themes and ideas. Since my teacher has just left as he is sick I am a wee bit confused.

Any advice would be great!

Zoe
You will make one best friend and one best friend only during your English Literature exam - P.E.E.E. Point, Evidence, Explain, Explore. Quite simply, make a point relevant to the theme in the question, back it up with the quote or extract, explain its relevance (and for further marks, delve a little bit into the language analysis of the sentence and how uses of language devices present in the quote are also relevant to the theme), and then preferably explore the aforementioned language analysis. For example, look for metaphors, rhetorical questions, subtext, semantic fields, uses of punctuation, etc! For the most part, the more obscure and original your interpretation of a language device is, the more unlikely it is to have been intentional. However, this does not impede gaining marks for it - so if you see a link between a metaphor and the theme of the question, delve into it as far as you can - there will be marks for it!

Good luck, and happy reading.
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