This essay is my sample response to an in-class practice activity for Paper 2 and mirrors an exam response using the two novels: As I Lay Dying and Ethan Frome. My teacher graded it a 22 out of 25 mark. The following is the prompt I responded to:
"The art of the storyteller is to hold the attention of the reader."
With reference to two works you have studied, discuss ways in which the writers have employed techniques that hold you attention.
Title: â€œTragedies, though they finish bloodily, should point towards a more hopeful future.â€
Discussing any two plays you have studied, say how far they conform to this statement.
Grade: level 7 at SL (IB year 1)