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Effect on the reader - English Lit

Hi, so i'm doing my English Lit final exam soon, and was wondering, how do you actually write the effect on the reader? That may sound stupid, but every video I watch never explains the effect on the reader, they always say something like 'Showing Scrooge has atoned for his actions' for example, am I missing something, is that just the effect? That cannot meet one of the main AOs.
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hihi i got 9s in both lit and lang so maybe this will help:
I'm not sure if this is the answer you're looking for but I usually add at the end of each paragraph/point I make a sentence about how the poetry/text will evoke feelings of despair/anger/sadness/joy in the 'readers' (but you base it on how the text has made you feel and exaggerate it). they really like terms such as evoke and invoke as well
Original post by c iNd
hihi i got 9s in both lit and lang so maybe this will help:
I'm not sure if this is the answer you're looking for but I usually add at the end of each paragraph/point I make a sentence about how the poetry/text will evoke feelings of despair/anger/sadness/joy in the 'readers' (but you base it on how the text has made you feel and exaggerate it). they really like terms such as evoke and invoke as well

Hi, thanks for the reply. What i'm struggling with is for example if i'm speaking about the metaphor 'hard and sharp as flint' when I move onto the effect section of the paragraph what do I speak about? How it suggests he is rude and insensitive towards others, or how it could have made the reader feel?
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Original post by asdagkshdgaskdh
Hi, thanks for the reply. What i'm struggling with is for example if i'm speaking about the metaphor 'hard and sharp as flint' when I move onto the effect section of the paragraph what do I speak about? How it suggests he is rude and insensitive towards others, or how it could have made the reader feel?

ahh I'm so sorry I hadn't noticed this reply. I don't know if you've already done your exams or not...
For your example, if you are analysing the sentence "his was words were as hard and sharp as flint" it would be best to state what "hard and sharp as flint" connotes, as in it indicates that he is rude and insensitive toward others and "sharp" "flint" suggests his words can inflict pain on others. Furthermore, since "flint" is physical, it indicates that his words are harsh enough to be tangible, exaggerating the negative impacts he has on others. (This is the effect of the words on how his personality is portrayed). Then, we also have how this portrayal effects the readers, where the readers will feel sorry for the person his words are aimed at; and feel annoyed or maybe angry at him. It depends on how you structure you paragraph in answer to questions. But if you talk about both (which you should be), the order in which they come is up to you and how natural everything sounds.
sorry for the late reply and good luck with gcses!

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