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Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? (Study Guide) Cummings Guides Home..|..Contact This Site .Study Guide Written by Michael J.

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

Cummings...© 2009 .Type of Work and Year of Publication ....... "Why So Pale and Wan? " Background. 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. 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 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. 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.

This Is My Letter to the World - Poetry for Students

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. 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. Rainbow Literature. Analysis of 'Flag' by John Agard. Flag read by John Agard (AQA Conflict Anthology)

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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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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] IGCSE Literature at IESE - Songs of Ourselves Poetry.

The selection of poetry that you will be studying comes from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Here are the poems that you will look at:Thomas Hardy, ‘The Voice’Allen Curnow‘Time’Mathew Arnold, ‘Dover Beach’Adrienne Rich, ‘Amends’Ted Hughes, ‘Full Moon and Little Frieda’Gillian Clarke, ‘Lament’John Keats, ‘The Grasshopper and The Cricket’Vachel Lindsay, ‘The Flower-fed Buffaloes’Boey Kim Cheng, ‘Report to Wordsworth’John Clare, ‘First Love’Dennis Scott, ‘Marrysong’George Gordon Lord Byron, ‘So, We’ll Go No More A-Roving’Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet 43 (‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!’) Edna St Vincent Millay, Sonnet 29 (‘Pity me not because the light of day’) The poems are linked by a number of themes: Love, Relationships, Nature, Conflict betweent Man and Nature, Memories. Literary Devices. - the encyclopedia of painting. Children's short stories. Classic Short Stories.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1 Story) Honore de Balzac (1 Story) Ambrose Bierce (4 Stories) Paul Bowles (1 Story) 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. Shakespeare's Sonnets.

Shakespearean Sonnet. Cummings Guides Home..|..Shakespeare Videos..|..Shakespeare Books .By Michael J. Cummings © 2003. The Shakespearean Sonnet: Overview ........William Shakespeare wrote one hundred fifty-four sonnets.