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How to write an essay

What Is a Literary Essay? A literary analysis essay is an academic assignment that examines and evaluates a work of literature or a given aspect of a specific literary piece. It tells about the big idea or theme of a … Continue reading

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Muliebrity by Sujata Bhatt

‘Muliebrity‘ by Sujata Bhatt describes the sight of a young girl in India who spends her days picking up cow-dung, and the inherent “glistening” power she has. The poem begins with the speaker describing how she has been unable to forget the … Continue reading

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What is missing towards our IGCSE Literature 2020?

From Songs of Ourselves Volume 1, Part 3, the following 15 poems: Maya Angelou, ‘Caged Bird’ Elizabeth Barret Browning, ‘Sonnet 43’ James K. Baxter, ‘Farmhand’ Sujata Bhatt, ‘Muliebrity’ Isobel Dixon, ‘Plenty’ Rosemary Dobson, ‘The Three Fates’ Robert Hayden, ‘Those Winter … Continue reading

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Poem: Tears, Idle Tears

Tears, Idle Tears Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn-fields, And thinking of the days … Continue reading

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Friend – Hone Tuwhare

Hone Tuwhare, Maori poet (born Oct. 21, 1922, Kaikohe, Northland, N.Z.—died Jan. 16, 2008, Dunedin, N.Z.), made an international impression and became the first widely celebrated Maori poet with his initial collection, No Ordinary Sun (1964). Tuwhare’s poetry, written in English, has a conversational tone and … Continue reading

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Cetacean by Peter Reading

Poet Peter Reading was born on 27 July 1946 in Liverpool, England. He worked as a school teacher in Liverpool (1967-8) and at Liverpool College of Art where he taught Art History (1968-70). He was Writer in Residence at Sunderland … Continue reading

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My Parents by Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Spender, in full Sir Stephen Harold Spender, (born February 28, 1909, London, England—died July 16, 1995, London), English poet and critic, who made his reputation in the 1930s with poems expressing the politically conscience-stricken, leftist “new writing” of that period. … Continue reading

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In Praise of Creation

After working on the author and context, let’s read the poem together! In praise-of-creation from Pato_Ch

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Because I Could Not Stop For Death (Analysis)

Last class, we worked on the writer of the poem and the context of production together with the poem general ideas. Now, we are going to dig deeper into it! TASK 1: Watch the video and take notes to analyse … Continue reading

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In Praise of Creation by Elizabeth Jennings

Activities before reading the poem TASK 1: Write a short biography of the writer TASK 2: 20thc Literature in England was characterized by 2 important movements: Modernism and Post-modernism. Do some research and write their main characteristics. Here some links … Continue reading

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Father Returning Home

Dilip Chitre: His Biography Dilip Purushottam Chitre (Marathi: दिलीप पुरुषोत्तम चित्रे) was one of the foremost Indian writers and critics to emerge in the post Independence India. Apart from being a very important bilingual writer, writing in Marathi and English, he … Continue reading

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For My Grandmother Knitting

For my-grandmother-knitting-lewis-french from Pato_Ch After analysing the poem, write the following essay (Due Date: May 15) 1. Comment closely on how the writer deals with respect and admiration in the poem “For My Grandmother Knitting”. 2. Comment closely on how … Continue reading

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