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16 October 2014
Consider the Lilies

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Welcome to Higher still English - Consider the Lilies
 Information
This site covers some of the skills you need to be able to interpret and evaluate a novel. You're also given the opportunity to practise your literary analysis skills with sample test questions in a separate revision section. Although the site focuses on Consider the Lilies by Iain Crichton Smith, the skills you learn and work on in this site will be useful no matter what novel you're studying.
 Setting
Your understanding of the book will benefit if you know about the time and the place in which the story is set. Then build on this knowledge with a look at the social setting.
 Structure
Develop your critical skills with an exploration of how the book's structure affects you as a reader. Why has it been structured this way and what impact does this have?
 Language
Delve deep into the book and look closely at how language is used in Consider the Lilies. Learn how to write about language, understand its use and evaluate its effectiveness.
 Character
A case study approach to the main character, Mrs Scott. Gather information about her from the book and develop your own personal viewpoint.
 Revision
Prepare for the exam with these focussed revision exercises. Test questions target each literary feature in turn, and allow you to practice your analytical skills.


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