Friday, 30 November 2007

Understanding a question's key words

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for writing an exam answer is simply understanding the question and its key words!
These words have featured in exam questions on Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and other Unit 4 novels over the last few years. Write brief definitions for these words. It is better that YOU do this rather than me – as you will remember YOUR definitions if you do. (It’s all about active learning!)

Anecdotes

Caricature

Presentation

Tale

Transformed

Fragmentation/fragmented narrative

Different points of view

Catastrophe

Frivolous

Comedy and tragedy (find definitions from Aristotle for a deeper understanding. Wikipedia will be good enough, too.)

Treatment of social issues

Structure

Post modern nature of the text
(This needs to be defined, otherwise you will be using it as a cliché) Post modernism

Discourse

Aesthetic

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