Literature Techniques

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Literature Techniques

  1. 1. AS LTA1A Tess of the d’Urbervilles & A Woman of No Importance literature techniques
  2. 2. In Tess of the D’Urbervilles <ul><li>Pathetic Fallacy – the seasons of Tess’ life reflect her emotions, nature always depicts the way that she feels. E.g. summer love  , winter break up  </li></ul><ul><li>Alliteration – </li></ul><ul><li>‘ soft and silent Tess’ </li></ul><ul><li>Show her innocence, quietness, frailty </li></ul><ul><li>‘ soft south wind’ – show her new hope, mild weather </li></ul>
  3. 3. Similies and Metaphors <ul><li>‘ a pleasant voice in every breeze ’ – personification of the wind, makes the setting seem friendly, welcoming to Tess </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘ masculine ’ sun metaphor – ‘ broke through ’ the shutters and ‘ throwing stripes like red-hot pokers ’ – strong, destructive hell-link (hot burning fire?), ‘like’ creates a similie… </li></ul>
  4. 4. As well as Wider Reading… Looking at an Unseen Text: <ul><li>Climax </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Conflict (in the mind) or External Conflict (e.g. man vs. nature) </li></ul><ul><li>Cliché </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperbolic language </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul><ul><li>Irony </li></ul><ul><li>Onomatopoeic language </li></ul><ul><li>Oxymorons </li></ul><ul><li>Paradox e.g. What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition or Anaphora (structural) He will, he will etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Antithesis, Juxtaposition, Contrast not a nation of peace but a nation of war </li></ul><ul><li>Assonance – similar sounds in different words </li></ul>

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