the FAMOUS Latin Verse Literature Paper - DON'T LET IT BEAT YOU!!
THE GOOD NEWS: THERE ARE NO SURPRISES!! UNLIKE FOR LANGUAGE PAPERS, YOU KNOW AHEAD OF TIME WHAT THE TEXT IS GOING TO BE So…………………………………….. KNOW YOUR TEXT! KNOW YOUR TEXT! KNOW YOUR TEXT! KNOW YOUR TEXT!
This means you have to know the meaning OF EVERY SINGLE WORD Of course!
Make sure your notes are complete, accurate AND ORGANISED! Take note of teacher’s comments on marked work Use the powerpoint version of Aeneid and the online dictionary to test yourself on the meaning of each word - FUN! Something you’re not sure of? Ask in class! LISA’S TIPS
STAGE TWO: Once you know all the words, the rest is easy: there are some simple techniques to be learned AND USED WHEN ANSWERING THE STYLE QUESTIONS… COME ON, GUYS! YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD!
How to answer LITERATURE STYLE QUESTIONS
Where are the words? • What words are near? • What is the meaning of the words • to a Roman? • Are there any LINKS to what you know • about (i) the Roman world (ii) this story? • What about the PHYSICAL SOUND of • the words? • look out for repetition, alliteration, • assonance, monosyllables etc. THEY WILL • DRAW ATTENTION TO (3) AND (4). explain it all!
If you see something, WRITE IT. If it isn't WRITTEN DOWN, it can't earn you any MARKS!
QUOTE LATIN but remember "LONG QUOTE NO GOOD"
good to QUOTE LATIN but LET'S HEAR WHAT YOU THINK AS WELL
make your mother proud! Oh my God! Bart got A* in his Latin GCSE!!! you know you want to!