CXC Study Guide: English B for CSEC
$17.49

CXC Study Guide: English B for CSEC

By Arlene Dwarika, Joyce Jonas, Mala Morton-Gittens, Junette Grandison
US$ 17.49
Book Description

Developed exclusively with the Caribbean Examinations Council, this Study Guide will provide you with the support to maximise your performance in CSEC English B. Written by a team of experts in the syllabus and the examination, this Study Guide covers all the essential information in an easy-to-use double page spread format and also with online support. Each topic begins with key learning outcomes and contains a range of features to enhance your study of the
subject.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • 1 Drama
    • 1.1 Where did drama come from?
    • 1.2 How to study drama
    • 1.3 Plot, characters, conflict and themes
    • 1.4 Ti-Jean and His Brothers – introduction
    • 1.5 The Chorus and conflict
    • 1.6 The characters
    • 1.7 Stagecraft
    • 1.8 Sound, language and humour
    • 1.9 Themes and symbols
    • 1.10 Twelfth Night – the plot
    • 1.11 The characters and key themes
    • 1.12 Types of comedy
    • 1.13 Clowns, fools and disguises
    • 1.14 Dramatic techniques
    • 1.15 The Tempest – anintroduction
    • 1.16 The stages of plot development
    • 1.17 The subplots
    • 1.18 Themes and issues
    • 1.19 The characters
    • 1.20 Dramatic techniques 1
    • 1.21 Dramatic techniques 2
    • 1.22 The setting, title, epilogue and play
    • 1.23 Anansi – the background and cultural tradition
    • 1.24 The plot
    • 1.25 Contrasting characters
    • 1.26 Conflict, themes and issues
    • 1.27 Literary devices
    • 1.28 Use of language and features of writing
    • Unit 1 Practice exam questions
  • 2 Prose
    • 2.1 Features of prose
    • 2.2 Plot
    • 2.3 Appreciating narrativetechniques
    • 2.4 Breath, Eyes, Memory –the author and plot
    • 2.5 Structure, narrative devices and conflict
    • 2.6 Themes 1
    • 2.7 Themes 2
    • 2.8 The characters and symbols
    • 2.9 To Kill a Mockingbird –the plot and setting
    • 2.10 Characterisation
    • 2.11 Point of view and learning experiences
    • 2.12 Themes and issues
    • 2.13 Style, atmosphere and language
    • 2.14 Conflict
    • 2.15 For the Life of Laetitia –the author and plot
    • 2.16 The characters
    • 2.17 Setting and conflict
    • 2.18 Style, narrative devices and language
    • 2.19 The themes
    • 2.20 Animal Farm – political background, setting and point of view
    • 2.21 Plot and conflict
    • 2.22 Structure and language
    • 2.23 Style of writing
    • 2.24 The characters
    • 2.25 The themes
    • 2.26 Short stories – parental love and children in need
    • 2.27 Short stories – parental love and children coping with challenge
    • 2.28 Short stories – childrenand racism
    • 2.29 Short stories – between two cultures
    • 2.30 Short stories – children learning important lessons
    • 2.31 Short stories – relationships and internal conflicts
    • Unit 2 Practice exam questions
  • 3 Poetry
    • 3.1 Understanding poetry
    • 3.2 Introduction to poetry
    • 3.3 The structure of thepoem
    • 3.4 The sound of poetry 1
    • 3.5 The sound of poetry 2
    • 3.6 Poetry as pictures 1
    • 3.7 Poetry as pictures 2
    • 3.8 Additional poetic devices 1
    • 3.9 Additional poetic devices 2
    • 3.10 Analysing poems
    • 3.11 ‘Landscape Painter, Jamaica’ by Vivian Virtue
    • 3.12 ‘Orchids’ by Hazel Simmons-McDonald
    • 3.13 ‘A Stone’s Throw’ by Elma Mitchell
    • 3.14 ‘Ol’ Higue’ by Mark McWatt
    • 3.15 ‘This Is the Dark Time, My Love’ by Martin Carter
    • 3.16 ‘Theme for English B’ by Langston Hughes
    • 3.17 ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen
    • 3.18 ‘South’ by Kamau Brathwaite
    • 3.19 ‘West Indies, USA’ by Stewart Brown
    • 3.20 ‘Mirror’ by Sylvia Plath
    • 3.21 ‘The Woman Speaks to the Man who Has Employed her Son’ by Lorna Goodison
    • 3.22 Dealing with death
    • 3.23 ‘A Lesson for this Sunday’ by Derek Walcott
    • 3.24 Parents and children
    • 3.25 Meanings below the surface
    • 3.26 Thematic similarities among your CSEC poems
    • 3.27 Two views of nature
    • Unit 3 Practice exam questions
  • 4 Writing
    • 4.1 Writing practice
    • 4.2 Structuring acomparative essay
    • 4.3 A sample essay comparing two poems 1
    • 4.4 A sample essay comparing two poems 2
    • 4.5 Introducing quotations and revision tips
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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