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.
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". Report On The Threatened City Guided Questions. Please have a copy of the short story at hand when working on the exercises below.
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. 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.
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.
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).
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. IGCSE Literature at IESE - Songs of Ourselves Poetry. 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.