Support Material for Part 3

What does analysis mean?

Ask yourself the following questions (where appropriate)
  • What does the author mean by ... (whatever you are making a point about)?
  • How has the author sought to achieve that effect? What techniques (literary/poetic/dramatic) have been used to help produce this effect?
  • How has the work (play/poem/extract) been affected by this (whatever it is you are focusing on)? Think about the 'knock-on' effect (not a literary term!) on the characters (relationships/development), themes, plot etc.?
  • How has the audience/reader's understanding been enhanced/affected? How has the audience been moved or made to connect with that aspect of the text?