Year 9

Gothic Literature

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  • In this lesson, we will learn about the essential information you need to know before we start studying Gothic Literature. We will be exploring a definition of what Gothic is in order to develop your understanding. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn about the essential information you need to know about the typical conventions of this genre before we start studying Gothic Literature. We will be exploring what these conventions are in order to develop your understanding. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn about typical Gothic characters, such as the Byronic hero, the damsel in distress. and the femme fatale. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will learn about typical Gothic themes such as madness, the body, death, fear, physical danger and the haunting past. We will then start studying a famous Gothic story, 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will read an extract from a very famous Gothic story 'The Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe and start to learn the key steps needed in order to analyse language successfully. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will read another extract from 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and continue to develop our skills of language analysis. We will then analyse how Poe uses language the present the narrator's mental state.
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  • In this lesson, we will explore some structural features and begin to understand how to analyse structure in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will continue to develop our ability to analyse structure in 'The Tell-Tale Heart'. We will look at structural features such as: character introduction, setting, foreshadowing, shifts in tone or focus and repetition. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will read an extract from a very famous Gothic story 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson and then build on our ability to analyse language. We will then analyse how Stevenson uses language to present the setting before the murder. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will read the next extract from the famous Gothic story 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson and then build on our ability to analyse language. We will think carefully about the connotations of key word choices and techniques. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will build on our ability to analyse structure by looking at Todorov's narrative theory. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will build on our ability to analyse the structure of 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by identifying structural techniques and thinking carefully about how they develop our knowledge of the text. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at a famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud: who he was, why he was famous and then understand and apply his theory of 'The Uncanny' to Gothic literature we have already looked at. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learnt.
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  • In this lesson, we will build on and apply our knowledge of 'The Uncanny' from the previous lesson. Then, we will look at Mary Shelley and her inspiration for her famous novel 'Frankenstein' and read a section from the story to apply our knowledge of 'The Uncanny'. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at the famous novel 'Frankenstein' and read a section from the story to apply our language analysis skills .In particular, we will focus on using analytical phrasing when writing up our responses. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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  • In this lesson, we will look at the famous novelist Charles Dickens and the concept of authorial intent and apply this. We will do this by looking at the Gothic across his work, but particularly focusing on an extract from 'A Chrismtas Carol'. We will consider, in particular, why he may have chosen to incorporate elements of the Gothic in his writing for an intended purpose. Then, we will end on a quiz exploring what you have learned.
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