Sitting with my sister recently, I helped her analyse Queen Elizabeth I’s “The Golden Speech”, and even I have to admit, I was not willing at all to deconstruct that speech. It was only two and a half pages long, but let me tell you, it was full of ‘hard words’ that you needed to open a dictionary every two sentences! But you know what, we found it a lot easier to deconstruct the speech together than separately. Here are a few tips that I’ve learned analysing with my sister:
I hope these tips can help you the next time you’re deconstructing a text. Remember, it’s not about the thickness or the difficulty of your text. It’s about the amount of time you put into working out what you need to breakdown for the text. The more you break the text down, the easier it will be for you to write you essay.