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Eveline by James Joyce

Eveline Choose 10 questions to answer (pair work) Describe Eveline’s home life. How does she expect her new life to be different? Is Buenos Aires a symbol? List specific references to dust. What is the significance of the dust image? … Continue reading

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Lover´s Infiniteness

John Donne was born in 1572 and died in 1631. He was an English poet and Cleric. John Donne is considered to be one of the main representatives of the metaphysical poets. His poems are known for their vibrant language, powerful … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet

Prologue Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair … Continue reading

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Stories for the IGCSE 2018

From Stories of Ourselves The following 10 stories: no. 10 Saki (Hector Hugo Munro), ‘Sredni Vashtar’ no. 17 Sylvia Townsend Warner, ‘The Phoenix’ no. 19 Bernard Malamud, ‘The Prison’ no. 22 J G Ballard, ‘Billennium’ no. 24 Maurice Shadbolt, ‘The … Continue reading

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Poetry: IGCSE 2018

              From Songs of Ourselves Volume 2, Part 1, the following 15 poems: Edith Sitwell, ‘Heart and Mind’ William Wordsworth, ‘She was a Phantom of Delight’ Lady Mary Wroth, ‘Song’ (Love a child…) William … Continue reading

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Coming Home (Owen Sheers)

Owen Sheers (b. 1974, Fiji) was chosen as one of the Next Generation Poets and as one of the Independent’s top 30 young British writers on the strength of his first book of poetry. A number of his ballads are tinged … Continue reading

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Ode to Autumn: multiple intelligences

Take a look at all the activities we have gone through when we studied the poem “Ode to Autumn” : which intelligence do they belong to? Which intelligence do you feel you usually put into work when you study?

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Ode on Melancholy

What is melancholy? Can you find a definition? Check this out: https://genius.com/John-keats-ode-on-melancholy-annotated?referent_id=4625796#note-4625796 Ode on Melancholy by JOHN KEATS No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist        Wolf’s-bane, tight-rooted, for its poisonous wine; Nor suffer thy pale forehead to be kiss’d        … Continue reading

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The Lost Woman

The Lost Woman (1983) Patricia Beer My mother went with no more warning than a bright voice and a bad pain. Home from school on a June morning And where the brook goes under the lane I saw the back … Continue reading

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To Autumn: final work

Task 5 -Compare the seasons Autumn and Spring. What do they symbolize? Task 6 -Compare the poem “To Autumn” to the poem “Ode on Melancholy”. Task 7 -Create a poster: https://www.postermywall.com/ and illustrate the poem “To Autumn” Task 8 -Find … Continue reading

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Writing your final paper : Step 1 (Topic, thesis statement and outline)

We are going to start working on our final paper. Choose a topic: Ernest Hemmingway: Stories (Choose 4 stories) Stories I suggest The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber The Snows of Kilimanjaro Cat in the Rain The Killers Ten … Continue reading

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Last Sonnet by J. Keats

 John Keats (Romantic Poet) Last Sonnet Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art! – Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night, And watching, with eternal lids apart, Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite, The moving waters at their … Continue reading

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