Section BAdvice from the board:• Students need to think carefully about the question and decide which texts or parts of text will best answer the question• The central focus is the ‘aspect of narrative’ that is set up in the question• Students need to relate this ‘aspect’ to the stories of each text• This aspect will be written about in three different ways• The texts will be connected by this aspect; there is no further need to connect or compare
You are going to select a section B question from the lucky dip.• What aspect of narrative is the question directing you to focus on?• Which texts would you use?• For novels, or longer poems, which section of the text would you use?
Brainstorm key points(relating to the aspect ofnarrative in the question) Form:about language, form andstructure for the three resultingtexts you will answer on overall style Structure: how the text has been put together Language: words; images sentence structures; punctuation; stage directions
Section B: How to Address AO3• The invitation to address meanings and interpretations is clearly set up in the questions• It is often signalled by the word ‘significance’• This word is also often used in Section A, the even numbered questions (for example: What significance can you find in the title Digging to America?)• Significance is about what is signified, about what meanings arise• Here it is how readers find meanings in the aspect of narrative that is the focus of the question
Example: “In a narrative, there is usually a hero or heroine, a protagonist on whose fate the readers’ interest in the story principally rests.” Write about the significance of protagonists in the narratives of the three writers you have studied. ‘Ulysses’, ‘Lady of ‘Gatsby’ ‘Enduring Love’ Shallott’Significance U – telling his own story Joe – narrates his own story, directs LS – follow her, focus is on her attention, represents science and remains with her Jed – invades that story, antagonist, religionLanguage U – personal, boastful, Joe –characterised by his own arrogant, future – his own, language, scientific and contrasts with his son, detailed, interest created because of first=person what he says, or doesn’t say, self- LS – descriptive, contrasts to Complete a grid/plan aware narrator who maintains our characterise the Lady for your Section B interestForm & U – first person monologue, question and texts Narrating in hindsight, biased, usesstructure directs attention his story fractions to allow other voices to be LS – narrative poem, Lady in heard – Clarissa and Jed’s letters – each stanza, crisis towards these increase interest in Joe and end help characterise himInterpretations U – fate interests the readers, Biased, is the narrative truthful, very significant, don’t hear allows us to see different from others interpretations of the title LS – poem named after her, narrative stays with her
Work for Tuesday• You will be spending 1 hour answering your section B question from today, so bring your texts. This will be in exam conditions.• The second hour will should be used for making a revision chart for your four texts: on the A3 handout.
Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studiedcreate and use suspense in their narratives. Write about the significance of climaxes and/or anticlimaxes in the narratives of the three writers you have studied.
Write about the significance of the ways speech is used in the work of the three writersyou have studied.Writers draw upon the conventions of different genres when constructing theirnarratives: for example, ballads, monologues, elegies, fictivebiographies, thrillers, romances.Write about the significance of generic conventions in the narratives of the threewriters you have studied.A key choice writers make is how they name or refer to characters in their stories.Write about the significance of the choices writers have made in naming orreferring to their characters in the three texts you have studied.
“In narratives, what we are not told is just as important as what weare told.”Write about the significance of the gaps or of the untold stories inthe narratives of the three writers you have studied. Write about the significance of descriptive language as it is used by each of the three writers you have studied. Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studied have structured their narratives.
Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studied have used places in their narratives.Write about the significance of the ways writers end their narratives in the work ofthe three writers you have studied.Write about the significance of narrators in the work of the three writers you havestudied.
Many narratives have one or more significant moments of crisis. Write about the significance of crises in the work of the three writers you have studied. How do writers use repetition to create meanings in their texts? Write about the significance of repetition in the work of the three writers you have studied.Write about the significance of some of the ways characters are createdin the three texts you have studied.
Write about the significance of the ways authors use time to shape theorder of events in the three texts you have studied.Writers often choose their titles carefully to allow for differentpotential meanings.Write about the significance of some potential meanings of titles inthe three texts you have studied.Write about the significance of one or two key events in each of the three textsyou have studied.