Characterisation and voice
When writing for your extended reading controlled assessment about characterisation and voice you will still need to refer to themes and ideas - so focus on the characters who express or embody those ideas.
There are areas or types of character you could focus on in your writing about characterisation and voice:
You need to think about what the set of characters in your text [text: Any piece of writing. More widely, a text can be anything that conveys meaning - eg, a film, tv programme, advert, website, or image. ] are like, and it is really important to demonstrate how you know what the characters are like. Look at what characters say (dialogue [dialogue: Where two or more characters or narrators in a text - non-fiction, fiction, poetry or drama - have a conversation. ]) and what they do (action). How are they described by the author, or narrator, and how they are seen by other characters? Consider what happens to them at the end of their story.
Voice means how we hear characters speak in dialogue, and how what they say makes them seem like living, breathing people. It also refers to the voice of the author or narrator. To identify the voice of a text ask the following questions:
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