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Talk in life and literature

Starter – remind the person sitting next to you what the difference is between life and literature …

Talk in life and literature

Typical exam questions …

Explore the ways in which Arthur Miller uses literary, linguistic and rhetorical devices and conventions to create specific dramatic effects in scene …

A three part essay:

Dramatic effects and context

Dramatic effects created by linguistic devices

(discourse/spoken language features)

3) Dramatic effects created by use of literary and rhetorical devices

Linguistic, Literary, Rhetorical and Dramatic effects

What are linguistic devices?

Discourse Conventions

Spoken Language features




Relevant linguistic theories

What are literary devices?

Use of imagery

Phonological Features

Use of form and structure

Lexical choices

The performance – use of stage directions/set

The importance of context

What are rhetorical devices?

Persuasive devices:





Rhetorical question/repetition

Emotive Language


The rule of three

What are dramatic effects?


Is the plot being revealed or furthered?


Is the character being established or revealed?


Are the relationships between the characters being developed?


Are thematic ideas being presented?


How are the audience meant to feel about the characters?


Is a particular mood being created?

REVEREND PARRIS is praying now, and, though we cannot hear his words, a sense of confusion hangs about him. He mumbles, then seems about to weep; then he weeps, then prays again; but his daughter does not stir on the bed.

The door opens, and his Negro slave enters. TITUBA is in her forties. PARRIS brought her with him from Barbados, where he spent some years as a merchant before entering the ministry. She enters as one does who can no longer bear to be barred from the sights of her beloved, but she is also very frightened because her slave sense has warned her that, as always, trouble in this house eventually lands on her back.

What do we learn about Tituba?