Reading for Action

IB English A Literature: Reading for Action

The particular events of an extract are inevitably going to present you with material for comment. However, term "Action" can be used to describe any event that creates a sense of narrative interest. It does not, of course, necessarily mean those events that are particularly "dramatic" or extreme. When a director shouts "Action!" at the beginning of a film shoot, s/he might be referring to a scene of a man hanging...


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