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Title: A Level English Literature


1
A Level English Literature
  • Essential skills

2
Essential Skill 1
  • Reading

3
Essential Skill 2
  • To know something about the history of English
    Literature
  • And
  • Literary movements

4
History of English Literature
  • You do need to have a rough idea of when texts
    were written, what movement they belong to and
    what was happening in history at the time.
  • See a brief overview of English Literature
  • Research projects

5
Some Key Literary Movements
  • Romanticism
  • The Metaphysical Poets
  • Victorian Literature
  • The Gothic
  • Modernism
  • World War One Poets
  • Post-Modernism

6
Quiz how much do you know?
  • Who wrote The Merchants Tale?
  • Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
  • Who wrote Wuthering Heights?
  • Who wrote The Great Gatsby?
  • Who wrote Oliver Twist?
  • Who wrote Frankenstein?
  • Who wrote To the Lighthouse?
  • Who wrote the poem Dulce et Decorum Est?
  • Who wrote Treasure Island?
  • Who wrote Sons and Lovers?

7
When and What are they?
  • When was Charles Dickens writing?
  • When was the epic poem Beowulf written?
  • What literary movement did the poet Lord Byron
    belong to?
  • When was the poet Wilfred Owen writing?
  • What literary movement did the novel Frankenstein
    belong to?
  • What literary movement did James Joyce belong to?
  • Who was the King when Shakespeares Macbeth was
    first performed?

8
Essential skill 3
  • To know the difference between
  • Fiction/non-fiction
  • And
  • To know the difference between Prose/Drama/Poetry

9
Essential skill 4
  • To know the conventions of
  • Prose
  • Drama
  • Poetry

10
Prose
  • When analysing a prose text you must focus on the
    following
  • Character
  • Theme
  • Plot
  • Language
  • Narrative
  • Syntax and structure
  • Context and the writer literary movement
  • Rhythm
  • Meaning and themes

11
Poetry
  • When analysing poetry you must focus on the
    following
  • Narrative
  • Structure
  • Rhyme/rhythm
  • Language
  • Meanings and themes
  • Poet, Literary movement and context

12
Drama
  • When studying drama you should focus on
  • Character
  • Plot
  • Stage directions and dialogue
  • Structure
  • Dramatic irony
  • Tragedy, Comedy, History the form
  • The playwright, the context, the literary
    movement
  • The meaning and the themes

13
Non-fiction
  • You need to know the purpose of the text, its
    bias, the audience for the text, the theme and
    the message of the text.
  • Non-fiction texts can also use specific language
    techniques and structures to effectively convey
    their messages

14
Essential Skill 5
  • You need to know and use the correct terminology.
  • See the list of Key terms

15
Essential skill 6
  • You will need to know some of the key types of
    criticism which can be applied to a literary
    text.
  • See criticisms and feminism information and
    activity on Class/Feminism and a polysemic text

16
Essential Skills 7
  • You will need to know
  • The Rules
  • See feminism for the rules

17
Essential Skill 8
  • Analysing Prose, Poetry, Drama
  • See feminism and class for prose analysis
    practice
  • See criticisms for poetry analysis

18
Additional support materials
  • How to write comparatively
  • Literary movements
  • Research projects
  • Practice Prose Analysis
  • Brief overview of American Literature
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