The beauty of poetry is not only its lyrical, resonating and abstract language. As long as you can justify your answer and explain why you think the poet has used colour imagery in this way, the marks are yours. It is your interpretation that counts.
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I have to confess to being an advocate for the benefits of planning written work. My conversion took place many years ago in A Level History lessons, when our teacher would make us write out interminable quantities of essay plans on the same subject area for revision homework. As Mrs M set this...
Take the following example:
'He was imprisoned in a room. It was dark. He felt cold, and the ceiling was grey.'
It's clear and it's simple, but it's not very interesting to read.
Isn't there a more interesting story to tell? Saying a room is dark doesn't tell you much about it; it doesn't evoke...
Carlos is thirty-one years old. He comes from a small city in Colombia. He is an intelligent and friendly young man with a strong desire to learn English. When he came to England he spoke only about a dozen words of English but now, after two years of study, he has just achieved a distinction...
I was once at a conference to discuss the latest developments in addressing and diagnosing SpLD, Dyslexia. We were asked to pronounce the following word "GHOTI". Of course, we all said G_O_A_T_Y. However, one girl with Dyslexic tendencies had said "fish" Why?....
Because "gh" in cough or trough...
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GCSE English is fun! It's exciting, dynamic and helps you get the best understanding of people, places and many other things beginning with P! However, one aspect of the subject tend to throw students off: the dreaded essay. Whether for coursework or in an exam situation, essays can cause...
"I know how to read a book. I mean, come on ...!!!"
I understand your cynicism.
And I agree - most people are perfectly able to read a book ... for enjoyment, or entertainment. But when it comes to reading for understanding, things get more difficult, and I wouldn't be writing this article if I...
PLANNING A PARAGRAPH / AN ESSAY
People often ask me how they should start a piece of writing, or how they should structure an essay.
The tips below offer a simple set of instructions to follow the next time you feel stuck. These instructions will help you to focus on key points, explain...
This student's creative interests emerged during the tutoring. The week-by-week record reveals a significant number of creative writing exercises. Tutoring offered the student an opportunity to review work done at school. There were opportunities to rework,...
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