12 ways to improve reading at GCSE: 2) Reading for comparison and contrast

The focus here is on patterns and inconsistencies within a text and between texts, in terms of language, purpose, feeling, genre, value or relevance.

Notice that ‘patterns and inconsistencies’ is not far from ‘similarities and differences’, but reflects the more subtle level at which you are expected to analyse texts.

What do you think might be meant by ‘pattern’ in this context?

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