Monthly Archives: June 2016

Love III by George Herbert

George Herbert was born in 1593 in Montgomery, Wales. He wrote most of his poetry while studying at Cambridge, where he became the official university orator in 1620. Herbert was a pivotal figure in metaphysical poetry, and his work was … Continue reading

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Full analysis of Sredni Vashtar

Last class we finished reading the story and you worked on some important facts: -characters -themes -symbols -Rite of Passage Let´s get deeper into the story Summary Conradin, a ten-year-old boy whom the doctor has given less than five years … Continue reading

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Billennium by J.G. Ballard

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 … Continue reading

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Games at Twilight

This time, we aregoing to focus on important quotations from the story in connection to the following ideas: -Rite of Passage -specular moment -death metaphors -foreshadowing -tense mood -Ravi`s feelings (before playing, during the game, and afterwards) In groups, prepare … Continue reading

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Vocabulary to create tension and fear

Vocabulary can be used to change the way a reader feels about a scene. By changing just a few key words a setting can be made much more interesting to read. For example, a church might be a typical part … Continue reading

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Tyres by Adam Thorpe

The narrative of Tyres is set against the tension of German-occupied France during the Second World War, where relationships are strained, little can be openly communicated and suspicion is rife. The brutality of war suddenly intervenes in the middle of … Continue reading

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Song: Love, a child is ever crying

Do you agree with this analysis? Why/Why not? Leave a comment saying what, in your opinion, is missing?

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