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AQA AS LITB1 Narrative Poems: John Keats »

Theresa Sowerby | Tuesday April 01, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Poetry, Keats, Lamia, Le Belle Dame sans Merci, The Eve of St Agnes, Writing, Poetry Analysis, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1, KS5 Archive, AQA A Level

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This guide has been written with the requirements of AQA Specification B AS Unit 1 (LITB1): Asppects of Narrative in mind, but almost all of the materials could also be used for any study of Keats’s poems, e.g. for AS or A2 coursework or unseen poetry appreciation.


The three set poems could be studied on many levels but, for the purpose of Unit 1, it is important that students keep their focus on the way Keats has used narrative, being aware of the methods the poet has constructed this, the likely...

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Aspects of Narrative | A Guide to Narrative »

Steve Campsall | Tuesday October 09, 2012

Categories: Hot Entries, Narrative, Analysing Narrative, Aspects of Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Writing, Analytical Writing, Literary Analysis, AQA A Level, AQA A Level English Literature B, LITB1


Guide Navigation

1. Introduction
2. AQA Specific Section: Assessment Objectives, etc.
3. A Critical Vocabulary
4. Tips for Improving Exam Grades
5. Guide to Narrative: Narrative Frameworks
6. Guide to Narrative: Narrative Concepts
7. Focalisation and Diegesis
8. Mimesis
9. Narrative Forms and Structures
10. AQA Specific Exam Tips
11. Help with Exam Revision
12. Analysis of Cousin Kate, poem by Christina Rossetti


Storytelling is often associated with childhood or novels – and yet, as a means of communicating thoughts,...

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A Template to Understanding the Narrative Technique in Wuthering Heights »

Jack Todhunter | Friday August 07, 2009

Categories: KS4, Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Prose, Wuthering Heights, Writing, Essays, Prose Analysis

By following this guide, students will be able to construct an argument based on Lockwood, the narrator of Wuthering Heights.

Lockwood, the narrator of Wuthering Heights is often dismissed as mere writing device. What do you think of him?

What do we know about Lockwood? His role as the ostensible narrator allows Bronte to include a GermanicRahmenerzahlung” approach to the piece. Simply stated, the novel Wuthering Heights is a “frame story”. One tale sits inside another like a picture sits in a frame. This type of narration was very...

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The Narrative Techniques in Wuthering Heights »

Jack Todhunter | Friday August 07, 2009

Categories: KS4, Narrative, Narrative Techniques, Prose, Wuthering Heights, Writing

The narrative technique employed by Emily Bronte is both complex and beguiling.

There are two obvious narrators in Lockwood and Nelly Dean but several other elements are incorporated within the novel to channel the story.

Bronte ensured that the action as a whole is presented in the form of an intricate collection of written fragments or verbal eyewitness accounts by characters who have all had some part to play in the story they unfold.

The author employs a general Rahmenerzählung approach to the narrative with Lockwood’s tale...

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