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Is there a particular structure/format that's always given to the English literature questions? Do the start of the questions always begin the same every year? Are similar questions asked each year? I've never sat this paper before and don't know what to focus my revision on for my mock paper! (This is for inspector calls + poetry btw) Please Help??? xxx
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If this is for the CIE board, then not necessarily. The Inspector calls questions usually focus on characters and how they are portrayed/ their interactions with others. For poetry, it will usually focus on how the writer has managed to get a certain tone into the poem, i.e. tension/love/sadness etc. Or it could be about how the writer uses the literary device to effect. They are almost certainly not the same every year, sometimes you have just got to get lucky with the questions. I would say key things to revise are:
- How a writer can create tension
- How Preistley creates a certain atmosphere/ how he shows off a character(s)
- Literary devices and how they are used effectively

Also look for the hidden meanings behind the words, examiners love that type of stuff. Instead of just seeing "It was a cold day" really look for what that could symbolise. Reflect the characters feelings? (Pathetic fallacy) Foreshadow something in the poem/ text?

Hope that helps somewhat, good luck with your mock.
P.S. If you need any more help feel free to privately message me!
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