Commentary Guide

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International Baccalaureate (IB) English A Literature Note on Commentary Guide, created by kirsten w on 01/08/2017.

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Commentary Guide

IntroductionStructure⇢ Chronological, cyclical, flashbackLayout⇢ Pace, dialog, sentence structure, punctuationCentral theme⇢ Man versus self⇢ Man versus Nature⇢ Man versus society⇢ Man versus man⇢ Man versus technologyPoint of view⇢ Perspective of narrativeVoice (writer's attitude): Tone (impact on reader)Persona/narrative voice:⇢ First person, third person, omniscient narrator

Structure⇢ Break up per idea or paragraph⇢ Each 'section' is a mini-investigationLink paragraphs to one another ⇢ how do they contribute to the central idea?What is the turning point in the extract?Literary conventions/features⇢ These are the tools/mechanics of the author; why did he/she chose to use it?⇢ Label feature + mention implications/impact/why author chose to use it

Standard introduction formula:In the poem/this extract of [Title], written by [Name Author], the narrator deals with situation x. Written in [narrative voice], the poem/extract has a [structure].

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