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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about what might come up in this years AS English lit exam?
I'm doing Tennyson poetry for section a and The Great Gatsby, The Secret Scripture and Frost poems for section b!
Anyone doing the same texts and want to share their thoughts??
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about what might come up in this years AS English lit exam?
I'm doing Tennyson poetry for section a and The Great Gatsby, The Secret Scripture and Frost poems for section b!
Anyone doing the same texts and want to share their thoughts??

Im doing Gatsby for A, Browning, Rossetti and Hosseini for section B...

Have no idea what might come in !
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Hey guys,

I'm studying AS English Lit in September 2015.

I was wondering if you could give me any general advice on how to prepare and what is expected of a student?

I haven't been told what exam boards im doing yet but any thing I could do until I find out would be great.
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I have done a practice of the kite runner for section B, on a question about foreshadowing, if I post it could somebody please give me some feedback?
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I have done a practice of the kite runner for section B, on a question about foreshadowing, if I post it could somebody please give me some feedback?
Definitely! Feel free to post it!


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Im doing Gatsby for A, Browning, Rossetti and Hosseini for section B...

Have no idea what might come in !
I see! Any revision tips or good websites for Gatsby revision?


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Hey guys,

I'm studying AS English Lit in September 2015.

I was wondering if you could give me any general advice on how to prepare and what is expected of a student?

I haven't been told what exam boards im doing yet but any thing I could do until I find out would be great.
My advice is start revision early and make sure you know stuff on narrative, language, form and structure, then just practice loads of questions!! I'm retaking the exam this time and I regret not doing enough practice papers!



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Thank you so much!


'Write about the significance of foreshadowing...' :

Foreshadowing is a prominent feature throughout Hosseini's novel 'The Kite Runner'. The author uses it to convey circularity within this tale of atonement. The powerful final lines in chapter five comment on the irony of Hassan having his cleft lip fixed within the same season he 'stopped smiling'. This foreshadows the emotional damage caused by the horrific sexual assault inflicted upon eleven year old Hassan. The setting of this disturbing act had already been referenced in chapter one, as Amir describes his torment as metaphorically 'peaking into that alley'. The author's choice to use foreshadowing throughout the narrative reflects his intradiegetic narrator's state of mind when writing this in December 2001. This is an emotionally charged narrative that is presented through clues and ambiguous comments, ultimately conveying the difficulty Amir is having in opening up too quickly about his past, and thus creating pathos for the narrator.

Foreshadowing is not limited to Amir's presentation of events, but also the order or repetition of the events themselves and use of leitmotifs, such as the encounter between Assef and Hassan's slingshot. Hassan threatens to turn Assef into 'one eyed' Assef, saving himself and Amir from the bullies. This foreshadows Hassan's son, Sohrab, firing the slingshot and causing a 'brass ball' to become 'stuck in his empty eye socket' during Amir and Assef's fight in chapter 22. This creates circularity and fulfillment of Hassan's threat, conveying his honesty and bravery. This fight between Assef and Amir as adults had been foreshadowed in chapter five . Assef tells Amir that ' this isn't the end for me and you...i'll make you fight me one on one'- proleptically summarising the climactic events of chapter twenty two.

These examples are not limited to events and narrative, but also what initially appears as insignificant dialogue, such as Amir's comment as a child to Baba in chapter 3 claiming he had 'cancer' as a cry for attention. This foreshadows Baba's cancer that eventually kills him, identifying the motif of illness early on. In all these examples, Hosseini creates second chances for Amir to alter his actions through repetition. This is significant as it provides Amir with an opportunity for redemption, and a 'chance to be good again', which is the over arching theme and novel's driving force.
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about what might come up in this years AS English lit exam?
I'm doing Tennyson poetry for section a and The Great Gatsby, The Secret Scripture and Frost poems for section b!
Anyone doing the same texts and want to share their thoughts??

From other discussions i've seen predictions of foreshadowing , characters and there relationships , and endings .
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Is anyone doing Browning for Section A? What are the predictionsxx
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My advice is start revision early and make sure you know stuff on narrative, language, form and structure, then just practice loads of questions!! I'm retaking the exam this time and I regret not doing enough practice papers!



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Are there any resources that can help me with those things because it sounds like you have to bring in some A-level english language into English Literature (even though their seperate A levels)

or am I mistaken?
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No we don't use any English Language techniques in our writing as only a couple of people in our class actually do the A level
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No we don't use any English Language techniques in our writing as only a couple of people in our class actually do the A level
Ok well thanks for the response
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Definitely! Feel free to post it!


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Thank you so much!


'Write about the significance of foreshadowing...' :

Foreshadowing is a prominent feature throughout Hosseini's novel 'The Kite Runner'. The author uses it to convey circularity within this tale of atonement. The powerful final lines in chapter five comment on the irony of Hassan having his cleft lip fixed within the same season he 'stopped smiling'. This foreshadows the emotional damage caused by the horrific sexual assault inflicted upon eleven year old Hassan. The setting of this disturbing act had already been referenced in chapter one, as Amir describes his torment as metaphorically 'peaking into that alley'. The author's choice to use foreshadowing throughout the narrative reflects his intradiegetic narrator's state of mind when writing this in December 2001. This is an emotionally charged narrative that is presented through clues and ambiguous comments, ultimately conveying the difficulty Amir is having in opening up too quickly about his past, and thus creating pathos for the narrator.

Foreshadowing is not limited to Amir's presentation of events, but also the order or repetition of the events themselves and use of leitmotifs, such as the encounter between Assef and Hassan's slingshot. Hassan threatens to turn Assef into 'one eyed' Assef, saving himself and Amir from the bullies. This foreshadows Hassan's son, Sohrab, firing the slingshot and causing a 'brass ball' to become 'stuck in his empty eye socket' during Amir and Assef's fight in chapter 22. This creates circularity and fulfillment of Hassan's threat, conveying his honesty and bravery. This fight between Assef and Amir as adults had been foreshadowed in chapter five . Assef tells Amir that ' this isn't the end for me and you...i'll make you fight me one on one'- proleptically summarising the climactic events of chapter twenty two.

These examples are not limited to events and narrative, but also what initially appears as insignificant dialogue, such as Amir's comment as a child to Baba in chapter 3 claiming he had 'cancer' as a cry for attention. This foreshadows Baba's cancer that eventually kills him, identifying the motif of illness early on. In all these examples, Hosseini creates second chances for Amir to alter his actions through repetition. This is significant as it provides Amir with an opportunity for redemption, and a 'chance to be good again', which is the over arching theme and novel's driving force.
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