Close Reading Analysis Questions
Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:19 PM
I find it easy to pick out the words they are looking for but marks are given on " quality of comment" and in the prelim and many close reading exercises I often get 0 because basically I don't know what to say about it.
For example in this question one of the words picked out is " scythed" - I can obviously identify this but I don't know what to write about it. I don't know the exact meaning of this word so can I only get 0 marks?
Any help appreciated.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:23 PM
Hope this is of help??
Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:27 PM
If you don't know the exact meaning, there is always other options. If you can't do the others, then just try your best and stick an answer in - anything is better than nothing.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:28 PM
" The use of " battered" emphasizes the power of the storm and shows how easily the trees were knocked down"- is stuff like this worthy of marks?
Posted 13 May 2004 - 03:49 PM
Basically you'd say something like "scythed" conjours images of the mythical figure Death, which hints at deadly destruction. Or that the destruction is caused quickly, like in one 'swoop' of blade.
We were always taught a good way to describe images was: "this metaphor/simile is effective because just as ______, ______ is ______"...
Posted 13 May 2004 - 05:25 PM
If i am not here i am somewhere else
Posted 13 May 2004 - 08:54 PM
|I always write stuff like :|
" The use of " battered" emphasizes the power of the storm and shows how easily the trees were knocked down"- is stuff like this worthy of marks
Well thts wot i do!!!
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