A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens This blog was born of my interest - curiosity, really - about words and language. I am an analyst first and foremost, with an emphasis on the architecture of information. This leads me down many paths, but primarily my overriding goal is to clarify; I find ways to simplify the complex, extract the essence of things, restate and restructure into more understandable terms. This activity isn't limited to only written things, but this post is about the interpretation of written things.
How has the writer structured the text to interest you as a reader? The reassuring thing I have discovered from AQA is that the fiction extract will be from either the 20th or 21st Century.
Paper 2 will have the 19th Century component, but the remaining texts on the papers will be either 20th or 21st Century.
That means that the three centuries will be spread across the two papers.
Therefore, when looking for examples for this paper we should look mainly at modern texts. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner.
Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail. Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise?
Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.
There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. There it stood, years afterwards, above the warehouse door: The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley.
Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names. It was all the same to him. But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.
I think structure has been one of those underdeveloped aspects of English teaching.Read this essay on Pee Christmas Carol. Come browse our large digital warehouse of free sample essays. ‘the cold became intense’ adds an atmosphere of frosty bitterness which is exactly how Scrooge is portrayed.
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(full . The One About Structure - Part 1 Like many people at the moment, I am looking at the new GCSE in English and pondering the ‘how am I going to teach that’ that often follows a new change in education.
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to be, in part at least, supernatural; and the excellence aimed at was to consist in the interesting of the affections by the dramatic.