King George V College
English Literature

1.) Read this Guardian article and highlight the key ideas about the love genre summarised in it:


2.) Knowledge of literary terminology is very important in A Level English Literature in order for students to explore how ideas and meaning are shaped by the writers of the texts studied, so revisiting and revising key terms will help students in the early weeks of the course. Using a notebook to record all the literary terms currently known is advisable. Here are some terms to get students started:

  • Metaphor
  • Pathetic Fallacy
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Stanza
  • Sonnet
  • Iambic Pentameter
  • 1st person narrator
  • Soliloquy
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