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Prompt: Zooming into Literary Mastery - Analysing Texts with Precision and Insight

Pupil Referral Unit
Sixth Form
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Teaching & Inclusive Practices
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
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Chris Goodall

Head of Digital Education, Bourne Education Trust

Prompt Description

This prompt aims to teach and facilitate literary analysis by employing the "Zoom In, Zoom Out" technique, helping individuals examine text details, such as language elements, and link them to the text's broader themes or arguments through a structured analysis process.
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Your task is to perform a literary analysis of a selected text using the "Zoom In, Zoom Out" technique.

Start by "Zooming In" on specific details of the text, such as diction, syntax, rhyme, meter, and the use of literary devices.

Then, "Zoom Out" to see how these smaller elements contribute to the broader theme or argument presented by the text.

Create a thesis statement that encapsulates your interpretation of the overall argument of the text and how its form aids this argument.

Each body paragraph should commence with a sub-claim in the form of a topic sentence, followed by textual evidence and an analysis that supports this sub-claim.

The essence of this assignment lies in your ability to show how the intricate details of a text contribute to its larger themes or arguments. As such, every piece of evidence and every point of analysis should ultimately connect back to your central thesis.

Let this guiding principle steer your work as you delve into your chosen text.

Now, input the text chosen for this literary analysis here: <insert text>

Follow Up Prompt 1:

Now imagine you are teaching this process. Ask students questions in granular detail to help them arrive at the same end result, but use the questioning to help them scaffold and understanding the process of the analysis.

Follow Up Prompt 2:

Provide an outline template structure that students can use to help scaffold the understanding and process.

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