I need help with eng lit and lang revisionWatch
My grade during mocks was a 7
Not brilliant like an 8 or something but I'm aiming for that haha
I'm sure a lot of people would advise you to watch Mr Bruff, including myself. He really got my grades up.
English Literature Tips:
- When you're commenting on a poem, you need to make sure you hit the AO's. I abbreviated them to LFSC. I'll explain the meanings below.
How does the language convey a particular theme? If the question asks you to explain how an extract conveys ideas about power, you'll draw out a word or phrase that represents power. I generally look at:
- phonetics (how the phrase sounds, so, in the poem Ozymandias it says 'cold command'. Here, alliteration is being used to emphasise the harsh sound of the 'c'. You could then talk about the effect that has on the reader or how it sets up the tone of the extract.
- techniques (alliteration, oxymoron, juxtapostion, enjambment)
Comment on how the form and genre. Jekyll and Hyde is a gothic novel and so it's more likely to have gothic themes within it. This point is good to bring up when you're speaking about what the author could be commenting on. I'm kind of hazy about how to explain form and it's effect so I'm sorry about how vague my explanation is.
This is a comment on, well, how the text has been written. Ozymandias is written as a sonnet, which is typically used for love poems. The contents of Ozymandias represent the notion of power whereas it's structure represents the notion of love so both combined could represent Ozymandias' love for power. It's a fairly overused point, I know. It was the first thing to pop up in my head.
When was the novel written? What was society like back then? Why is this relevant to the novel? Jekyll and Hyde was written during the Victorian period where many people would highly value modesty. However, there was a hidden section of London where Victorians would visit to indulge in what would've otherwise be considered evil. This is a direct link to duality, which is one of the biggest themes in Jekyll and Hyde.
If you need further explaination on some stuff I've mentioned, ask me! This post was kind of rushed so I'd be more than happy to elaborate if what I've said doesn't make too much sense.