This section looks at the Key Literary terms for analysing Golding’s language
A story with a hidden meaning – usually a moral message
A very pleasant or beautiful place or state
A technique of placing opposite ideas or images together to create effects
Anything that stands for or represents a deeper meaning beyond it.
A direct comparison between two things that are not alike. A substitution.
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things, usually using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
A word that paints a picture. Linked with figurative language such as simile/metaphor
An advanced stage of development – usually referring to society
An aspect of the text that recurs frequently such as a word, phrase, image etc.
Any additional information that helps to add meaning. For example, the writer’s experiences
The ways characters are portrayed or described by a writer
The words selected or chosen.
Also, look out for Golding’s use of descriptive language