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Content description VCLAE018

Latin / Levels 9 and 10 / Engaging with texts / Responding to texts
Content description
Respond to Latin texts by analysing themes, values and literary features, such as plot development and characterisation, and sharing and justifying opinions
  1. reading Latin texts and responding to questions in English to demonstrate understanding of content, context, purpose and technique
  2. exploring how language is used to reveal character, values and key messages in texts such as narratives, dialogues, plays, poems and letters, for example, Cena Trimalchionis; odi et amo
  3. discussing epic plots and characters, such as the Aeneid, for example, debating significant events and the author’s purpose
  4. analysing plot development in texts such as plays and stories, discussing literary features, for example, use of comic episode, plot twist, climax, resolution
  5. interpreting how particular stylistic effects are created, such as emphasis, doubt, irony or supposition, for example, sine dubio, satis constat, ut mihi videtur
  6. analysing how writers use language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous or persuasive purposes and effects, for example, diminutives such as puellula or homuncule
  7. evaluating the effectiveness of texts, by considering the use of stylistic features, for example, simile, metaphor, personification or pathos, for particular purposes, such as to entertain or persuade
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