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    • AS LTA1A Tess of the d’Urbervilles & A Woman of No Importance literature techniques
    • In Tess of the D’Urbervilles
      • 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 
      • Alliteration –
      • ‘ soft and silent Tess’
      • Show her innocence, quietness, frailty
      • ‘ soft south wind’ – show her new hope, mild weather
    • Similies and Metaphors
      • ‘ a pleasant voice in every breeze ’ – personification of the wind, makes the setting seem friendly, welcoming to Tess
      • 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…
    • As well as Wider Reading… Looking at an Unseen Text:
      • Climax
      • Internal Conflict (in the mind) or External Conflict (e.g. man vs. nature)
      • Cliché
      • Hyperbolic language
      • Imagery
      • Irony
      • Onomatopoeic language
      • Oxymorons
      • Paradox e.g. What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young
      • Repetition or Anaphora (structural) He will, he will etc.
      • Antithesis, Juxtaposition, Contrast not a nation of peace but a nation of war
      • Assonance – similar sounds in different words