Iceberg essay structure. The KEY is to start with the OBVIOUS first, then explain the DEEPER meanings. Point – OBVIOUS The point is concise (normally one sentence) and explains WHAT the writer is trying to achieve and the language or structure techniques he/she is using to achieve it.
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The KEY is to start with the OBVIOUS first, then explain the DEEPER meanings.
Point – OBVIOUS
Evidence (Quotes) – OBVIOUS
Explanation (Analysis (in detail) and Evaluation (Zoom out/big picture)) – DEEPER
The KEY to understanding the writer’s intention (and UNLOCKING the purpose/audience) is seeing that characters and events SYMBOLISE something out of the text, in the real world. For example, a character might represent the poor in society, or an event might represent the war. So how do you write about the writer’s intention? Use the checklist below to ensure you have hit the base of the iceberg.
Exploring the writer’s intention – what is the PURPOSE/AUDIENCE.
This bit of your essay is the part that will push you up into the ‘B’ grade levels.