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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. In "Language and Drama," Dapo Adelugba argues that 'speech, in Aidoo's plays is an index of social class, age and blackground". For Eulalie, an African-American woman, English is a first language and Aidoo tries to demonstrate this in this character's speech. Although she certainly succeeds in distinguishing Eulalie's speech from the other characters, it is perhaps in her attempt to portray American-English that Aidoo is least successful. Perhaps the most interesting and successful use of language is that of the family as well as the two old women. 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. Which group was targeted first? 13. Bibliography. 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) Plot Summary This story is about an upper class English man, who is both an Earl and a Lord who decides that his aristocratic family is missing a significant title: winner of the largest pumpkin at the Shrewsbury Flower and Vegetable Garden. Lord Emsworth’s attention is diverted from this project when his son, Freddie, a bit of lay-about, meets a seemingly average ('common', in other words) girl and falls in love. Of course, the upper class Emsworth does not want his son to marry a common girl so he orders the gardener to send the girl away. At the same time, Freddie is deeply in love with the girl who he will marry by the end of the story and so now Elmsworth needs to worry about his pumpkin contest and about his “no-good” son being involved with the girl. By the end of the story, the son is married, and Emsworth has won the pumpkin contest, yet he and the audience are not left with a happy ending.

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. Significant poetic devices and their significance (eg: Metaphors, symbols, rhyme scheme, form, imagery, repetition… etc) Structural analysis 1. 2. 3. 4. Word-based analysis 1. A. B. C. 2. A. B. 3. Normally, we don’t usually think about these things, nor do we usually ever think about looking into one as it usually is found in the horse stables, a relatively dirty place that no one really wants to be in. a. B. A. 4. A. B. C. 5. A. I. However there is a happy ending to this. B. 6. 7. 8. A. 9. 10. A. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 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 Critical Overview Criticism Sources For Further Study “This Is My Letter to the World” is believed to have been written in 1862, the year during which Dickinson first began to share her poetry with Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a minister, writer, and editor who had a special interest in struggling young writers.

This Is My Letter to the World - Poetry for Students

It is usually unwise to assume that the poet is the same as the speaker in a poem; however, “This Is My Letter to the World” is strikingly descriptive of Dickinson’s literary career. Author Biography Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1830 and lived there all her life. Was the founder of Amherst College, and her father, Edward Dickinson, was a lawyer who served as the treasurer of the college.

Poem Text This is my letter to the WorldThat never wrote to Me—The simple News that Nature told—With tender Majesty Poem Summary Lines 1-2 Lines 3-4 Media Adaptations. 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. I’ve tried to be extremely thorough and have broken down my analysis into different elements you’re expected to be able to discuss: Click here for Analysis Breakdown *Overview – a short summary of what the poem is about. *Context – background information about the poet/the poem. *Themes – the main ideas dealt with in the poem. *Content – step by step through the poem explaining what it is about. *Language and techniques – highlighting key words or phrases and their use, as well as different literary techniques and why they’ve been used.

Analysis 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. . - Example Essay 7. 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.

A Martyr to Love: Mary Wroth’s Sonnets in the Early British Literature Survey Course

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. Group Discussions: 1. 2. 3. 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.

Scottish Poetry Library

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. Her early passion for reading and writing was encouraged by two of her English teachers, and developed by the poet-artist Adrian Henri (one of a trio of Liverpool poets whose work was famously anthologised as ‘The Mersey Sound’ in 1967), with whom she lived from the age of 16 until 1982.

She went to the University of Liverpool, and obtained a degree in Philosophy in 1977. Duffy became a lecturer in poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996, by which time she was living with the writer Jackie Kay, and had a daughter, Ella (born 1995). 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.

Carol Ann Duffy: Rapture (2005) Poems

Instead, Rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning complexity, showing us that a song can be made of even the most painful episodes in our lives. These are poems that will find deep rhymes in the experience of most readers and will, ultimately, prove that poetry can and should speak for us all. I like poetry and try to read a poem here and there as often as possible but it’s relatively rare that I read a whole collection in one go.

British poet Carol Ann Duffy’s collection Rapture was an exception that’s why I decided to write about it. What appealed to me in Duffy’s poems is the combination of strong imagery and ideas. Name When did your name change from a proper noun to a charm? River Tea. 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.

Exclusive: poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy's 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. I got a shock hearing the grown-ups talk to find that my Grandmother's name wasn't her name at all, only her married name. I listened hard till I heard that the same was true of Grandmother Two, who had nearly been left on the shelf long ago when she was called something else. The maiden names were their real names. I spoke them aloud- Mary Wallace, Agatha Hart, Mary Wallace, Agatha Hart and saw them as maidens, lassies, girls in their lost young worlds with their own names.

Language inside me flared, burned, then to my Mother I turned. for orphans, 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.

She received a degree in philosophy from Liverpool University in 1977. Her first job was writing for television shows, followed by a C. Day Lewis Fellowship to work as a writer-in-residence in East End schools of London from 1982 and 1984. Duffy's books of poetry include: New & Collected Poetry for Children (Faber and Faber, 2009); Rapture (Macmillan, 2006); Selected Poems (Penguin, 2004); Feminine Gospels (2002); and The World's Wife (2000), a collection of poetic retellings voiced by the wives of the famous and infamous. Her awards include a five-year grant from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts in England, a Lannan Literary Award, and the T. Phshigher.wikispaces. Faber: 60 Years in 60 Poems. Custody of the Pumpkin (Use of Humour) Themes: obsession, Ambition,prioritysocial class differencehumuiliationprejudicematerialismarrogancesarcasm and humour Ways that creates the humour: Use of similes:(like an elderly leopard, like a fish, like a setter… etc.)

It helps to understand the characters better by indirect characterization. Character’s actions and emotions are explained. Narration: Third person omniscient limited It is useful for characterization. Diction: showing the class difference It is useful for characterization. Setting: It changes throughout the story. With the help of diction and imagery, setting is created.

Tone/Mood: As the tone and mood is humorous, it creates the humour. İrony: Ironies also help the reader to think about the story, to feel the story and to feel the humour. Like this: Like Loading... The Importance of Being Ernest. Introduction to Literature:The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) Act One The play's story-- marriage, its manners and obstacles--is actually quite a common one in fiction (literature and best-sellers) and especially comedies. The characters' views of marriage are both a source of laughter and an issue for serious discussion. What does each character in this act (i.e. Jack, Algernon, Gwendolen, Lady Bracknell, and Lane) think about love, engagement, and marriage? Act Two How are Cecily and Ms. Act Three How do Gwendolen and Cecily react to Jack's and Algernon's plan to be christened as Ernest? The Importance of Being EarnestThe Play as a Whole The subtitle of the play is A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.

Consider Wilde's explanation: "I hope you will enjoy my 'trivial' play. Relevant links Oscar Wilde--Life, Issues, and General Information: The Importance of Being Earnest A brief introduction to the play with reference to one production at Houston's Alley Theatre and . The Importance of Being Earnest: STUDY QUESTIONS - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ by Oscar Wilde. Free Study Guide: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde - Free BookNotes Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next Page Downloadable / Printable Version 1. Why is Jack not allowed to marry Gwendolen? A. He is already married B. 2. A. 3. A. 4. A. 5. A. 6. A. 7. A. 8. A. 9. A. 10.

A. 11. A. 12. A. 13. A. 14. A. 15. A. Previous Page | Table of Contents | Next PageDownloadable / Printable Version The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: Free BookNotes Summary. 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.

Chapter 1[edit] In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever.. you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. "Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. Chapter 2[edit] This is a valley of ashes—a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens, where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. Chapter 4[edit] Chapter 5[edit] The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain. Chapter 6[edit] Chapter 7[edit] Chapter 8[edit] Chapter 9[edit] IGCSE Literature at IESE - Songs of Ourselves Poetry.

Literary Devices. - 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.