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I Hear an Army

I hear an army charging upon the land,   And the thunder of horses plunging, foam about their knees: Arrogant, in black armour, behind them stand,   Disdaining the reins, with fluttering whips, the charioteers. They cry unto the night their battle-name: … Continue reading

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Rooms

Rooms BY CHARLOTTE MEW I remember rooms that have had their part      In the steady slowing down of the heart. The room in Paris, the room at Geneva, The little damp room with the seaweed smell, And that ceaseless maddening … Continue reading

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Point of view

Point of view is the “eye” or narrative voice through which you tell a story. When you write a story, you must decide who is telling the story, and to whom they are telling it. The story could be told … Continue reading

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The Caged Skylark

Task 1 The writer of this poem is Gerard manley Hopkins. What do you know about him? -Check your notes from last year with Pia, or search for information and write down 5 important things about him. -He was a … Continue reading

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Poetry (19thC)

Task 1: Read the poem How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43) Elizabeth Barrett Browning – 1806-1861 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling … Continue reading

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Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment

Watch this video to review characters and themes! Make sure you have the story with you to find quotations!! After watching the video, organize private Meets with 2 or 3 partners Discuss ideas!! -First focus on the characters. -Then, make … Continue reading

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Virtual period #7

Read the story: “Secrets” by Bernard MacLaverty Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942, and moved to Scotland in 1975, where he lived in Edinburgh, on the Isle of Islay, and now in Glasgow. After leaving school he became a Medical Laboratory … Continue reading

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There Will Come Soft Rains

There will-come-soft-rains-mini-scheme from Pato_Ch Here some analysis of the story in case you need it to write your essay

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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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