Jimmerm78
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can someone please give me some structural techniques that are quite complex please with their definitions, I don’t know many and I feel like it’s stopping me from getting a grade 8 in my language exam, I use stuff like sentence length, punctuation etc however I don’t know some of the more complex techniques, any help would be appreciated, thanks for reading 😁
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Avoid making generalised statements about sentence or paragraph length, which do not garner marks. Instead, look at the organisation of the passage and note specific contrasts or moments of change. Look out for free indirect discourse, a sentence with a dash, or moments of repetition.

In particular, shifting tenses and narrative techniques are always key. Try to look at sentence length too, and the impact that it has on the pace/suspense in the passage. Good luck!
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though knowing your terminology is important, do make sure your analysis of techniques is also thorough and well considered.
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You don’t acquire really any marks for naming the technique, you need to explain how the author has used it and the meanings, effects and connotations of the technique used.
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(Original post by skittish)
Avoid making generalised statements about sentence or paragraph length, which do not garner marks.
From past experience, they can gain some credit, but the overall point has to be very good.
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