How to answer a short answer question in two steps. Question: What comment is the composer making about an idea in the play 1. Answer the question- this is you thesis. What is the composer saying? 2. You need to explain how the composer is making this comment. (This is where your visual analysis comes into it). Hints: Look to the space left for you and the marks to help you decide how much detail and writing you should do. Make sure you respond to what the question is asking you. Have a go at answering the sample questions below: Remember your visual analysis terminology: See below for a cheat sheet: https://www.artofsmart.com.au/english-visual-techniques-cheatsheet/ 1. What comment is the composer making about equality? (4 marks) 2. What is the composer saying about the character Shylock in this picture?