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Aspects of Narrative

AQA English Literature AS Level

Kate Reeves

on 11 September 2012

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Year 12 English Literature Aspects of Narrative This refers to where the action is set, and its significance beyond just being a place where something happens Setting and Place Characterization links between past, present and future Time and Sequence Narrative Voice First-person narrative? Third person narrative? A reflective narrator? A Self-conscious narrator? mental Geographical significance Physical Emotional familiar/unfamiliar Comfortable? Uncomfortable? weather? pathetic fallacy Social Status Representation authorial description speech religion? arts? science? (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr dialect Actions balance and contrast fills 'gaps' in the narrative? "Tick" "Tock" direction of narrative Linear? Writer's purpose in the manipulation of time? beginnings/endings/place in the text where are we being taken? How are we prepared for the end? foreshadowing? purpose of the chapter in the whole text? How does the author tell the story? This is a Section 1, little a) question. Unit 1 Aspects of Narrative exam
2 hours
4 texts; 2 sections; 2 questions; 42 marks each Section A: answer one question; two parts; one text
a) comment in detail on the narrative method of an extract
b) relate this extract to wider concerns within the text as a whole Section B: two questions;
choose one' refer to other three texts
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