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Someone help! I’m going my yr 10
I’m ‘*****ttttttt’ at English. I need help on how to get decent marks and be able to pass at least. I’m going to be doing paper 1. Inspector calla, seen poetry and unseen poetry.
So someone(everyone) give me tips please!!
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got a 4 in lit. god save you
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😂😂😂even god ain’t helping me . He’s on holiday this time of the year.🙄🙄.
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got a 4 in lit. god save you
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(Original post by Rimika Sharma)
Someone help! I’m going my yr 10
I’m ‘*****ttttttt’ at English. I need help on how to get decent marks and be able to pass at least. I’m going to be doing paper 1. Inspector calla, seen poetry and unseen poetry.
So someone(everyone) give me tips please!!
For an inspector calls it's a choice between: Mr salles, mr bruff, Stacey reay. I used mr bruff which sorta paid off. I'm edexcel and you haven't made clear what exam board you're doing? So my sh*ts probably useless.
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Hello I'm doing A level English lit. I'm not studying an Inspector Calls, but I do have to do poetry. Here are some notes I made for someone else doing GCSE English. These are useful to bear in mind for your seen texts, but also unseen. Also just read your texts again and make sure you know them really well- the plot, characters and themes. Hope it helps!!

ENGLISH LITERATURE TECHNIQUES

Pronouns
Possessive pronouns- show controls and possession eg. this is my house
(Second person) personal pronouns- creates accusatory tone e.g you did this; this is your fault
Third person plural pronouns- creates exclusion of the speaker eg. they met up
First person plural pronouns- creates inclusion of the speaker eg. we met up


Tenses
Present - sense of immediacy eg. this is happening
Future - sense of determination or certainty eg. this will happen in the future; I will do this

Narrative perspective
First person- sense of immediacy/urgency eg. this is happening to me
Second person- sense of immediacy/urgency , involves the reader eg. this is happening to you
Third person - omnipresent, omniscient narrator- can create distance eg. this is happening to them

Descriptions
Oxymoron / oxymoronic - contradiction, sense of confusion/fear/ lack of clarity eg. deafening silence, blinding darkness
Hyperbole- exaggeration/ melodrama eg. this has happened a million times, this never happens, this always happens
Metaphor- saying something is something that it is not eg. my daughter is my flesh and blood
Simile- comparing something, using like and as- eg. brave as a lion
Imagery
Alliteration (sibilant/ plosive alliteration) - emphasis
Emotive language
Sensory language - smell, touch, sound, taste
Personification- giving something inhuman human qualities- eg. the sun smiled, the wind cried
Pathetic fallacy - when the weather reflects the situation of the people in the text, emphasises the emotions of the situation being described - eg. the rain pattered dismally, the sun shone brightly
Contrasts- highlights certain characteristics of the things that are being contrasted
Setting- can emphasise the situation eg. if the story is set in icy mountains, or a sunny meadow.

Structure
Fragmented sentences
Short sentences
Long sentences
Repetition
Tricolon- persuasive technique
Rhetorical question
Monosyllables- anger, patronisation
Juxtaposition- highlights certain characteristics of the things that are placed next to one another.

Sounds
Onomatopoeia
Plosives - association with anger/ intense emotion
Sibilance- create a hissing sound, can show anger
Fricatives- soft fricatives create an airy effect (eg. fluffy, floating, fairy)
Long consonants (l and w) - sense of sadness (eg. woe, worry, loss)

Poems
Caesura - break up the lines- anger
Enjambment - increase speed of poem, sense of enthusiasm
Rhyme scheme
Rhythm

Connotations / associations
You can also use connotations and associative meanings of words to analysis them. Eg. darkness is associated with evil, red is associated with anger or love, yellow is associated with sickness, blue is associated with sadness, green is associated with hope.
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Thankyouuuuuuu
(Original post by marthah123)
hello i'm doing a level english lit. I'm not studying an inspector calls, but i do have to do poetry. Here are some notes i made for someone else doing gcse english. These are useful to bear in mind for your seen texts, but also unseen. Also just read your texts again and make sure you know them really well- the plot, characters and themes. Hope it helps!!

English literature techniques

pronouns
possessive pronouns- show controls and possession eg. This is my house
(second person) personal pronouns- creates accusatory tone e.g you did this; this is your fault
third person plural pronouns- creates exclusion of the speaker eg. They met up
first person plural pronouns- creates inclusion of the speaker eg. We met up


tenses
present - sense of immediacy eg. This is happening
future - sense of determination or certainty eg. This will happen in the future; i will do this

narrative perspective
first person- sense of immediacy/urgency eg. This is happening to me
second person- sense of immediacy/urgency , involves the reader eg. This is happening to you
third person - omnipresent, omniscient narrator- can create distance eg. This is happening to them

descriptions
oxymoron / oxymoronic - contradiction, sense of confusion/fear/ lack of clarity eg. Deafening silence, blinding darkness
hyperbole- exaggeration/ melodrama eg. This has happened a million times, this never happens, this always happens
metaphor- saying something is something that it is not eg. My daughter is my flesh and blood
simile- comparing something, using like and as- eg. Brave as a lion
imagery
alliteration (sibilant/ plosive alliteration) - emphasis
emotive language
sensory language - smell, touch, sound, taste
personification- giving something inhuman human qualities- eg. The sun smiled, the wind cried
pathetic fallacy - when the weather reflects the situation of the people in the text, emphasises the emotions of the situation being described - eg. The rain pattered dismally, the sun shone brightly
contrasts- highlights certain characteristics of the things that are being contrasted
setting- can emphasise the situation eg. If the story is set in icy mountains, or a sunny meadow.

Structure
fragmented sentences
short sentences
long sentences
repetition
tricolon- persuasive technique
rhetorical question
monosyllables- anger, patronisation
juxtaposition- highlights certain characteristics of the things that are placed next to one another.

Sounds
onomatopoeia
plosives - association with anger/ intense emotion
sibilance- create a hissing sound, can show anger
fricatives- soft fricatives create an airy effect (eg. Fluffy, floating, fairy)
long consonants (l and w) - sense of sadness (eg. Woe, worry, loss)

poems
caesura - break up the lines- anger
enjambment - increase speed of poem, sense of enthusiasm
rhyme scheme
rhythm

connotations / associations
you can also use connotations and associative meanings of words to analysis them. Eg. Darkness is associated with evil, red is associated with anger or love, yellow is associated with sickness, blue is associated with sadness, green is associated with hope.
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Thanks anyway.... I’m doing aqa I think
I don’t even know
See how useless I am😂😂
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For an inspector calls it's a choice between: Mr salles, mr bruff, Stacey reay. I used mr bruff which sorta paid off. I'm edexcel and you haven't made clear what exam board you're doing? So my sh*ts probably useless.
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I have a document I made at GCSE for Inspector Calls with character/theme profiles and quote analysis that I can send you if you like. For poetry focus on the themes within the poem and how they are portrayed/presented in terms of language, form and structure, and try to use as many technical terms as you can but don't just list things, make sure you analyse. Check your AO's (Assessment objectives) so you can tick off what you are supposed to be including in your work.
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Please do....
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing
Hope its helpful x
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Thanks anyway.... I’m doing aqa I think
I don’t even know
See how useless I am😂😂
don't sweat it chief you got this. I'm just the type of guy who tries to revise gives up and then settles for last minute revision (in which I used mr Bruff).
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Thanks
U could say I’m kinda like u to
I’m starting early but as can be seen
Am starting to give up
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don't sweat it chief you got this. I'm just the type of guy who tries to revise gives up and then settles for last minute revision (in which I used mr Bruff).
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Thankyou sooooooooo much
Your a life saviour

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Thankyou sooooooooo much
Your a life saviour
Np. Wish you the best with your exams x
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Thanks
U could say I’m kinda like u to
I’m starting early but as can be seen
Am starting to give up
keep your chin up and take short breaks to re-assess. That's what I wish i'd done anyway. You got this.
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Thanks
You to

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keep your chin up and take short breaks to re-assess. That's what I wish i'd done anyway. You got this.
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