- Write an essay
Comment closely on how the protagonist in the story Tyres changes his viewpoint as regards war.
2. Write a paragraph showing how Rite of passage is not complete. What is missing?
- A View from the Bridge. Choose 6 quotations that you find important and say why.
- What is your opinion of Italian immigrants? Account with evidence from the text.
Let`s work on literary devices and practice everything we know!!
Complete this in your Blog:
Literary terms to choose from:
Fill in the blanks: The object of this exercise is to match the word with the definition provided.
- ________________ is a literary device that allows writers to show their audience specific events that happened before the current action of the story.
- ________________ is a category system that literature falls into based on specific conventions that develop to characterize the differences.
- _________________ can be verbal, situational, or dramatic and has the result of the meaning, situation or action being one thing but meaning something different.
- _________________ is a type of literary work that satirizes another work, its author, or the ideas presented.
- _________________ is a type of literary device where an author ridicules specific people, groups or some aspect of society.
- _________________ is where a story takes place.
- _________________ is a type of poem that has a specific rhyme and meter.
- _________________ is a minor story that runs inside the main story.
- _________________ is a concrete or physical object that represents an abstract concept.
- _________________ is how the writer feels about his subject that comes through based upon the types of words chosen.
- _________________ is how the reader feels about the story.
- _________________ is an abstraction that represents the central idea of the story.
- _________________ tells the story either in the first, second or third person point of view.
- _________________ is the most exciting part of a story where all of the main conflict comes together.
- _________________ is an intentional reference to another literary work or piece of art that the reader should understand in order to make connections.
- _________________ is when the author hints at actions that will come in the future.
- _________________ is a word that describes words that represent sounds.
- _________________ is a comparison of two different things to make them more alike.
- _________________ is when authors give human traits to animals or some other lifeless object.
- _________________ is repetition of sounds or words to form a pattern.
- _________________ is a writer’s vivid description that help readers visualize.
- Choose 10 literary devices we have worked with and show examples of them from the texts we have read.
- This presentation is very incomplete. What is missing?
- Write an essay
Comment closely on how the social and historical context affect the protagonists in the story Tyres.
2. Write a paragraph showing how the protagonis goes through Rite of passage.
- A View from the Bridge. Mention 4 themes and show quotations from the book.
- What is your opinion of the ending? Account with evidence from the text.
Write an essay.
- Comment closely on how some characters change and other don´t in An Inspector Calls.
- Find 3 themes in the play and account with evidence from the text.
- Write a brief summary of “Tyres”. Include:
-point of view
-Rite of Passage theory
2. Write an essay: Comment closely on how the poem Song criticizes men in that society.
- Write a personal opinion (about 150 words) on the topics dealt with in the story Billenium.
- What is missing in this presentation?
Write an essay
In sonnet 73, Shakespeare relates all three objects, aging, death, and love, to each other. Comment closely on this.
Write a descriptive piece called Ghost Town. In your writing create a sense of mood and place. Include fearful characters. (Tension, fear and suspense vocabulary)
- Write a letter to a general of the army in your country in which you offer your view and experience on how civil service should be obligatory. (500 words)
- Write an essay comparing and contrasting 2 of the poems dealt with in this term.
Write your opinion about the effects of postcolonialism (400 words)
Let`s work together
(you can link this slideshare to your blog)
Review for the term test: Get in pairs and work on this!
Leave a comment with a personal opinion about the play. Include a quotation to support your ideas!
This is a beautiful and moving poem filled with the romance of a woman who feels she has truly found her soul mate.
Read the poem
Thou who dost all my worldly thoughts employ,
Thou pleasing source of all my earthly joy,
Thou tenderest husband and thou dearest friend,
To thee this first, this last adieu I send!
At length the conqueror death asserts his right,
And will for ever veil me from thy sight;
He wooes me to him with a cheerful grace,
And not one terror clouds his meagre face;
He promises a lasting rest from pain,
And shews that all life’s fleeting joys are vain;
Th’ eternal scenes of heaven he sets in view,
And tells me that no other joys are true.
But love, fond love, would yet resist his power,
Would fain awhile defer the parting hour;
He brings thy mourning image to my eyes,
And would obstruct my journey to the skies.
But say, thou dearest, thou unwearied friend!
Say, should’st thou grieve to see my sorrows end?
Thou know’st a painful pilgrimage I’ve past;
And should’st thou grieve that rest is come at last?
Rather rejoice to see me shake off life,
And die as I have liv’d, thy faithful wife.
Mary Monck (?-1715)
Work in pairs
Prepare a drive and share it with me.
-data about the writer
-whether this poem is based on her life or not
-themes and tones
-literary devices used by the poet to put across her message
-personal conclusion on the poem
-choose a son that deals with the same topic, find a video and analyse it.
Deadline: November 15
After reading the story, take a look at this presentation
-Leave a comment with your personal view on the themes dealt with in this short story.
With close reference to the text of the short story Billenium explore the following questions in detail. Remember to include quotations and page numbers for the quotations in your answers
- Write a detailed synopsis of the story.
- Discuss the theme of over-population and the effect it has on both the way of life and quality of life of the inhabitants of the city.
- The quest for living space has become an overriding obsession with the people of the city. Discuss this theme in detail. Include in your answer some discussion of the ways in which Ballard makes the quest for space dominate the characters’ lives.
- What sort of relationship does Ballard put forward between the inner world of the individual (as represented by Ward and Rossiter) and the outer world in which they live. In other words, how does Ballard conceptualise the effect of surviving daily life in a hopelessly over-crowded city on the consciousness of the individual as demonstrated by the ways in which Ward and Rossiter manage the gift of space in the secret room they discover?
- In the story, Ballard does attempt some sort of explanation of the social, political and economic causes of the extreme over-population that has beset the world. Explain his views as they are presented in the story.
- Do you agree with his argument? Do you think that current population growth projections indicate that we are likely to end up in the situation portrayed in the story?
- Describe and analyse Ward’s character in some detail. What values does he hold? Why does Ballard make use of this type of character as the main character for this story?
- What role does Rossiter play in the story?
- Describe the role of the female characters in the story.
- Discuss the effects that over-population and its attendant ills has had on the nature of family life in relation to Ward’s family as well as Judith and Helen’s family relationships.
- What does the secret room symbolise in the story?
- Why do you think Ward and Rossiter are unable to keep the gift of space to themselves? Is Ballard making a comment on how our inner world ultimately reflects the shape of the external world in which we live?
- What sort of living arrangement do they eventually end up allowing (and accommodating to) in their secret room?
- Discuss Ballard’s style and language in the story? Consider also in what ways it is appropriate to the nature of the story being told.
Have a look at this video and compare it to the short story we have read!! (Thanks Alina Claps for sharing this video!!)
Write an essay:
Comment closely on the main themes that appear in Billenium: overpopulation, power and loss of privacy.