The Commentary: a rough guide

IB English A Literature: The Commentary:  a rough guide

What is a ‘commentary’?A commentary is a close analysis of a passage or a short work. More than a summary, it must investigate both the content and the language, i.e. WHAT the passage/poem achieves and HOW it achieves it, and the relationship they have with each other. It describes the writer’s intentions, effects and how he or she accomplishes them.In addition to detailed analytical skills, you need also to demonstrate...


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