This is Novel!
Earners of this badge have read one sophisticated extended text and developed a response that makes clear and extensive links between technical, linguistic and/or literary techniques and the wider meaning or themes these develop.
- You must identify specific textual features, such as:
- Language effects like grammatical patterns, neologism, technical terms or specific diction
- Literary components like plot, character and setting
- Figurative techniques like metaphor, meter or irony
- Structural devices like foreshadowing, repetition, hierarchy or circularity
- You must consistently explain the effect of these features, supported by quoted examples
- Links must be made between these features and the meaning, genre or theme of the text
- Some reference must be made to the original context of the text (and/or author) and their effect on your reading of the text
- The piece must show evidence of an individual reader’s response, through domains such as:
- Reference to contemporary parallels
- Personal resonances
- Intertextual references
- The response can take the form of a presentation, extensive contribution to a discussion, an essay or a thesis defense
- Suitable texts: Play scripts, Novels, Autobiographies, Films, Non-Fiction accounts, Documentaries.
Check the following exemplars to see what kind of work has unlocked this badge in the past:
And here is Mr Waugh explaining what an essay about Fate in Romeo and Juliet that unlocks this achievement might contain