To achieve the highest marks in the exam, you will need to analyse quotations closely.
Try to zoom in on different parts of a quotation to explore the connotations of words.
For example, in the quotation:
"When they enter the flat they have been playing with a bunch of brightly coloured balloons."
... you might zoom in on the word "playing" - this word suggests something that children do, perhaps reminding us of Jo's youthful innocence.
....you might zoom in on the words "brightly coloured- these words might suggest a brightness and happiness, perhaps revealing Jo's emotions at this point in the play, as she is with Geof, who she feels most comfortable with.
When you need to support a point in your exam response, you should try to choose the quotation carefully - which quotation illustrates your point the best?
To evaluate the impact of a quotation, you will also need to analyse the techniques used in the quotation and explain how the quotation reflects something about the context in which Delaney was writing.
Now have a go at the following questions, which will help you to evaluate the impact of some of the key quotations in 'A Taste of Honey.'