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SONGS OF OURSELVES - Wellington High School. Exam centre. Relevant Background | Summary | Themes | TonesImagery | Sound Effects George Herbert [1593-1633] Relevant Background George Herbert was born in Wales.

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His family was wealthy. Herbert was educated in London and Cambridge In his first two poems in 1610, Herbert argued that the love of God is a proper subject for poetry. Summary In this poem, George Herbert expresses a deep love of God. On one level, Herbert is simply recalling a personal meeting with God. In the second stanza, the guest answers by saying what he lacks. In the third stanza, the guest argues back that he had ruined his God-given eyes through sin. Themes. Post_colonial_literature.pdf. George Herbert's Love by Mike Klassen on Prezi. AS-Level – Songs of Ourselves: Part 1. There are 36 poems that make up the first part of CIE’s poetry anthology, which may seem a little overwhelming at first, but never fear; if you’re organised and understand the types of questions that are going to be on the exam then you’ll be fine (see Poetry Exam Tips).

AS-Level – Songs of Ourselves: Part 1

Follow each of the links for the poem + my analysis. You may also find my Comparison Chart a useful way of linking poems for the comparison essay. CIE Literature. Poetry is a major component of both iGCSE and A-Level Literature.

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It’s something that usually puts the fear of God into students and leads to a good deal of ineffectual moaning. Unfortunately, moaning isn’t going to help you, so try to embrace it and ignore temptations to dismiss it as nonsense… Hopefully, with the help of my notes and analysis, you’ll enjoy the poems covered and understand that studying them is not as painful as it at first seems. On this site you will find: - Analysis of Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems – (A2-level) A Different History. Context Bhatt is an Indian born in Pune, a metropolis (mega city) in the west of India.

A Different History

At 12, her family moved to the USA where she had to learn English from scratch. CIE Lit Poems 2013 Revision. I said that one of the things I most liked about Brewster’s poem “Where I Come From” was its simplicity: “It’s a beautiful example of a poet doing exactly what a poet should do: realising something quite profound, and sharing that idea with us in a beautiful, accessible, thought-provoking way.”

CIE Lit Poems 2013 Revision

That’s what the best poetry is to me. It doesn’t have to be simple (though simple is beautiful: read Wendy Cope), and it doesn’t necessarily have to be immediately accessible (“immediate accessibility” isn’t a criteria for the lovers of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins or Shakespeare), but for the more complex poems, there has to be that chink of approachability, that glimmer of light, that is the opening for you to “get into” the text. And for me personally, there has to be emotion behind it: explicit, implicit, whatever – poetry needs to make me feel. Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? (Study Guide)

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Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? (Study Guide)

Games at twilight by Alexandra Rodriguez on Prezi. Search for Richard III teaching resources - TES. Ama Ata Aidoo: Language in The Dilemma of A Ghost. Megan Behrent, Brown University '97 The Dilemma of a Ghost , Aidoo's first play, puts on stage a wide array of characters from diverse heritages, educational backgrounds and thus, linguistic backgrounds.

Ama Ata Aidoo: Language in The Dilemma of A Ghost

Language plays an extremely important role in that it is the primary way in which differences in background and educational status are represented, and it is also central to the miscommunications that occur between the different characters. Report On The Threatened City Guided Questions. Please have a copy of the short story at hand when working on the exercises below.

Report On The Threatened City Guided Questions

Read the text carefully and answer the following questions meticulously. Remember to quote selectively from the text to illustrate your points when necessary. Jot down quote/important scenario page numbers in parenthesis for easy reference later on. Give a brief outline of the plot of the story. Make sure you include only the most vital events.What facts do we have about the visiting extra-terrestrials by the end of the short storyWhere do they come from – approximately? The visitors’ intention is to warn the people of the threatened city (presumably Los Angeles) of an impending threat and to assist them in relocating to safer areas. The Custody of the Pumpkin - Ms Kirby's Class Noticeboard. P.G.

The Custody of the Pumpkin - Ms Kirby's Class Noticeboard

Wodehouse Jeeves & Wooster (based on 'Jeeves' by P.G. Wodehouse) Matthew's Poetry Analysis: Summer Farm - Norman MacCaig. Summer Farm Norman MacCaig Summary: The poet lies within the depths of his mind, probably in his happy place as his mother’s family lived in the rural area, which is reflected in this story.

Matthew's Poetry Analysis: Summer Farm - Norman MacCaig

Everything described in the story is part of his mind, with perhaps every animal representing a different aspect of his mind. This poet always discusses the concept of having layers and layers of dreams, like how the mind is made up of layers and layers. Sounds like inception to me. The Importance by Cecilia L on Prezi. This Is My Letter to the World - Poetry for Students. Emily Dickinson c. 1862 Author Biography Poem Text Poem Summary Themes Style Historical Context. AS-Level – Songs of Ourselves: Part 1.

A Martyr to Love: Mary Wroth’s Sonnets in the Early British Literature Survey Course. In the undergraduate early British literature survey course (beginnings to 1660) that I teach at a small liberal arts university, I like to introduce students to Sir Philip Sidney’s niece, Mary Wroth, also a sonneteer who began writing in 1613. Her Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, the first complete sonnet sequence by a woman writer in England, was published with her longer prose work, The Countesse of Montgomeries Urania (1621). Because we study so many sonnets by the conventional writers, Petrarch, Wyatt, Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, and Marlowe in the course first, students are aware of basic sonnet forms and conventions before we read her.

By this point in the course, they understand the differences between Italian and English forms and notice when a writer significantly departs from established sonnet traditions. Wroth works especially well also in courses that look at later women writers who revived the form in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rainbow Literature. Analysis of 'Flag' by John Agard. Flag read by John Agard (AQA Conflict Anthology) John Agard 'Put The Kettle On' Poetry Jump Up by John Agard. John Agard: 'Listen Mr Oxford don' Benjamin Zephaniah author of 'Too Black Too Strong' discusses racism and multiculturalism. Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys Christmas Poem. Money - Benjamin Zephaniah. Dis Poetry.

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Theories of Diaspora. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. Scottish Poetry Library. Carol Ann Duffy was born in the Gorbals (Glasgow) on 23 December 1955, the first child of May (née Black) and Frank Duffy; May was Irish and Frank had Irish grandparents. They subsequently had four sons, and moved when Carol Ann was six to Stafford, where her father worked for English Electric and managed Stafford Rangers Football Club in his spare time. Duffy attended Roman Catholic primary and middle schools, and then Stafford Girls’ High. Carol Ann Duffy: Rapture (2005) Poems. Carol Ann Duffy’s seventh collection is a book-length love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony; but what sets these poems apart is Duffy’s refusal to simplify the contradictions and transformations of love – infatuation, longing, passion, commitment, rancour, separation and grief.

Exclusive: poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy's poems for children. Carol Ann Duffy has been acclaimed as the first poet laureate for the whole family with her brilliant poems for children. New laureate Carol Ann - who edits our Poetry Corner column - has given us an exclusive preview of her latest work to share with Daily Mirror readers. These eight pieces, which explore schooldays and the mysteries of childhood, will be included in Carol Ann's latest collection of children's poems, to be published this coming autumn by Faber.

Carol Ann Duffy. On December 23, 1955, Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow, Scotland to Mary Black and Frank Duffy, both of Irish Catholic descent. Together with her four younger brothers, she was raised in Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England where her father worked as a fitter with English Electric. Phshigher.wikispaces. Faber: 60 Years in 60 Poems. Custody of the Pumpkin (Use of Humour) The Importance of Being Ernest. The Importance of Being Earnest: STUDY QUESTIONS - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ by Oscar Wilde. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Study Guide. Comparaingtexts.wikispaces. A-Level Synopses, AS English Lit Guides, Exam Literature Studies. The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby (1925) by F.

Scott Fitzgerald is a short novel which takes place on Long Island during the Jazz Age and is commonly cited as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. IGCSE Literature at IESE - Songs of Ourselves Poetry. The selection of poetry that you will be studying comes from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Literary Devices. WikiPaintings.org - the encyclopedia of painting. Children's short stories. Classic Short Stories. Books, Poems, Articles and Stories for Children. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE SONNETS with text of each sonnet. Stories from Shakespeare - Penguin Readers Level 3. An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets and Sonnet Paraphrase in Modern English. Shakespeare's Sonnets. Shakespearean Sonnet.