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NO USE DENYING IT – I’M A FLAT FAILURE. EVERYTHING I’VE TRIED HAS FAILED! I OUGHT TO BLOW MY BRAINS OUT
POOR OL’ BOY! I FEEL SORRY FOR ’IM…

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Etymology

Oral commentary: Merchant's Tale lines 945-999

In my endeavour to focus Y12 on AO2, I recorded this today in a lesson. Please take a lesson – it was not pre-prepped and I make no apologies for the rough edges… 6 more words

Chaucer: discussion sound file. Lines 943-999. Merchant's Tale.

A discussion of an essay submitted to consider the presentation of Januarie and May at a turning point in the poem.

The discussion is 35 minutes long and there is a slight corruption of the file at the end of the session. 15 more words

Backwards

Lucy’s eyes were pricked as if tears were about to leak from them. But she wasn’t emotional. Her eyes weren’t even overly watery. You know that almost burning, sort of sour pressure you get in your sinus cavities when you start to cry? 375 more words

Writing

17th April 1397. Who Invented Twitter?

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), was one of the first to use the ‘5-line stress’, later copied by Shakespeare’s ‘Iambic Pentameter’: ‘da’ (unstressed) ‘Dum’ (stressed), equalling ‘one foot, with 5 making a pentameter’. 448 more words

April

Preview: Medieval England, 2017

You remember the Canterbury Tales, right?

In 1162 England’s King Henry II, tired of fighting with the Church, appointed his drinking buddy Thomas Beckett the country’s top religious figure–the Archbishop of Canterbury. 115 more words

Canterbury

Eros Scorned

Andrew Marvell the “son of a Church of England clergyman, […] grew up in Yorkshire, attended Trinity College, Cambridge” and eventually “took his degree in 1639.”(Abrams 678) “In 1641 […] his father drowned in the Tide of Humber—the estuary at Hull, made famous by ‘To His Coy Mistress’”(“Andrew Marvell.”). 1,307 more words

Essay