Suspense: How do you analyse suspense in an extract? (GCSE English Language and Literature -Private English Tuition Bolton Manchester)

Suspense: How do you analyse suspense in an extract? (GCSE English) Here are a few questions that produce stimulating answers to any question about suspense or tension. Remember  suspense is created through a  combination of elements. Always identify the conflicts you can see in a passage. Sometimes, reading them aloud, may also make the conflicts more apparent.  But if I had one piece of advice above all others,  I would say:  ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE WAYS IN WHICH POWER IS REPRESENTED IN ANY NARRATIVE. WHO HAS THE POWER AND DOES THIS CHANGE?  Read the extract from Chapter 12 of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.( I have explored this passage in full in a previous blog post) The din was on the causeway: a horse was coming; the windings of the lane yet hid it, but it approached. I was just leaving the stile; yet, as the path was narrow, I sat still to let it go by. In those days I was young, and all sorts of fancies bright and dark tenanted my mind: the memories of nursery stories were there amongst other rubbish; and when they recurred, maturing youth added to them a vigour and vividness beyond what childhood could give. As this horse approached, and as I watched for it to appear through the dusk, I remembered certain of Bessie’s tales, wherein figured a North-of-England spirit called a “Gytrash,” which, in the form of horse, mule, or large dog, haunted solitary ways, and sometimes came upon belated travellers, as this horse was now coming upon me. It was very near,
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