Part 4

  • Strategies on how to meet the learning outcomes for Part 4 can be found in this section of the Subject Site.
  • Furthermore, several key, literary concepts have been outlined in one-off lessons, which can be applied to any text your are studying for Part 4.

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Requirements Monday 10 November 2014

In Part 4 - Literature: critical study we examine literary texts through a more form-focused lens. This is to say that...


Narrative technique Saturday 7 July 2012

Have you ever read a story of which you already knew the ending? Why can such a story still be enjoyable? Often times,...


Metaphor & simile Monday 27 February 2012

Writers often use analogy to convey their message. An analogy is the comparison of two things. In language, we do this...


Key concepts Monday 27 February 2012

This section includes simple, 'one-off' lessons that focus on a teaching strategy or method of textual analysis. Rather...


Outcomes Monday 27 February 2012

Below are the three learning outcomes that one should aim to meet while studying Part 4 of the English Language and Literature...


Figurative language Tuesday 21 February 2012

Language can be used to stretch our imagination, to make the impossible sound possible, and to bring abstract ideas to...

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Comments 6

Michael Hunter 7 July 2016 - 16:25

Can I use Brave New World as a text in Part 4? I love the book! Huxley is on PLT but not PLA for English Lang Lit.

David McIntyre 8 July 2016 - 07:27

You can't unfortunately, Michael. You may, of course, include it in Part 3 as a free choice (not as a PLT text).

Best regards,


Michael Hunter 8 July 2016 - 12:44

Hi David
Many thanks for your prompt answer...will work it in as part of a reader on dystopic literature and consider it for Part 3. Cheers

Jose Alejandro Pantoja 11 January 2017 - 03:21

Hello David and/or Tim,

I'm not sure if I have the most up to date version of the PLA, so I am wondering if I can use Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" for a part 4 text?

All the best,

Craig Schuler 11 January 2017 - 03:32


Excuse me for adding here, but she is not on the PLA I have. Also this text was originally written in French, is the course you intend to use this text for French language and literature? The text in translation (French to English in this case) can only be used in Part 3 of the course as I understand it.


Tim Pruzinsky 11 January 2017 - 05:54

Hi Jose,

Yes, you are correct. "Persepolis" can only be used in Part 3 of the course. From my understanding, we have only discussed "Persepolis" on the website only as a Part 3 text as David and I are both aware we could never study it for Part 4.


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