Textual Analysis Homework

Please complete a response on the Prose Fiction Textual Analysis question in the 2016 past paper, based on the short story ‘Explaining Death to the Dog’. This should be handed in Monday 18th December.




3 thoughts on “Textual Analysis Homework

  1. Hi, I think this may be a stupid question but do we just answer the question exactly as it appears in the paper or do we make our response more specific to a certain aspect?


  2. Hey Catherine, this is a fairly specific question, but you’ll want to identify what aspects of the presentation of the mother’s grief you want to explore, e.g. the use of the dog as a proxy, etc. Does that make sense? Always have a clear argument, and don’t spread yourself too thin – this will allow for more developed analysis in the areas you’re focusing on.


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