“They told me I was everything; tis a lie” p236 “Of Gloucester’s treachery and the loyal service of his son [Edmund]” p.217 inversion of the truth and justice. Regan about Gloucester “Blind traitor” p229 Gloucester to Regan “Unmerciful lady as you are, I am true” p206 “Ancient love” p214 Goneril and Regan betrayal: We shall... Continue Reading →
Vocabulary Definition 1 Elegy (n.) A reflective work of literature in response to a death, a lament for the dead 2 Epigraph (n.) Quotation usually found at the beginning of a book, or chapter of a book 3 Bildungsroman (n.) A novel in which the protagonist grows, learns and matures; a 'coming of age'... Continue Reading →
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Purple Hibiscus: Low-stakes Revision Quizzing for A-level Examinations Week 1: Explain the quotation: You must include consideration of characterisation, themes, structure of the novel, context and offer one other linking quote. “I wished Amaka would keep her voice low. I was not used to this king of conversation at the table.” p.97 “She said ‘teenagers’... Continue Reading →
Week 1: Watch ‘The Deliverer’ A-level Literature Playlist Week 2: Essay: How is suffering presented within the Poems of the Decade collection? 1000 words Watch ‘Giuseppe’ A-level Literature Playlist Week 3: Watch ‘Out of the Bag’ A-level Literature Playlist Week 4: Essay: How is the memory or identity depicted in... Continue Reading →
A list of potential essay questions to form revision and speed planning practice: Compare the ways in which poets explore the idea of getting older in To My Nine-Year-Old Self by Helen Dunmore and one other poem of your choice from Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011. ... Continue Reading →