Comment And Appreciation Part 2

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Comment And Appreciation Part 2

  1. 1. Comment and Appreciation Questions
  2. 2. The kinds of Questions Set <ul><li>Questions in which the instructions suggest or recommend or specify particular matters for inclusion in your appreciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a critical appreciation of the extract, discussing how effectively it portrays the young woman’s thoughts and feelings . </li></ul>
  3. 3. The kinds of Questions Set <ul><li>Questions in which the instructions are ‘open’, leaving you to tackle the appreciation in whatever way you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a critical appreciation of the following extract. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The kinds of Questions Set <ul><li>Questions requiring you to compare and contrast two passages. Sometimes both passages are verse, some-times both are prose. Quite often there is one of each. The instructions may be detailed of open. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a critical comparison of the following two poems, both written in the late 20 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a critical comparison of the two extracts below, both of which describe a foggy day in winter. They are both taken from the openings of novels. </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Critical Method
  6. 6. <ul><li>A critical appreciation is a considered and reasoned account of your personal response to a passage. </li></ul><ul><li>To produce a good answer, you must do three things: </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear about the thoughts and feelings that the passage arouses in you. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the writer’s use of language to discover how it causes you to think and feel as you do. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a clear and convincing account of your response to the passage, identifying the linguistic features / evidence that brings about that response. </li></ul>
  7. 7. First Steps <ul><li>Read the whole passage at a steady pace. </li></ul><ul><li>Jot down a brief note after reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the passage again – with focus; you are concerned with details now. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Studying Prose Passage <ul><li>Characterisation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Style – Imagery / figures of speech / literary devices. </li></ul>

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