Reaching the higher grades in your 'Romeo and Juliet' essay
Step by step advice for how to reach the higher grades in AQA English Literature, with short example paragraphs to support. Based on an example exam question on how Romeo and Juliet are presented as a couple in love in Act 1 Scene 5, this resource could be used simply as a checklist to remind students, or as an annotation exercise in identifying where the strengths lie.
Explore how Romeo and Juliet are presented as a couple in love in Act 1 Scene 5.
Shakespeare’s use of celestial imagery in Romeo’s ‘vow’ to the ‘blessed moon’ likens Romeo and Juliet’s love to the gravitational force between the earth and the moon, showing that fate is pulling them together and creating the instant love between them.
- Make perceptive and thoughtful points (not just obvious ones) …
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