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Sylvia Plath's "Black Rook in Rainy Weather" Analogized 

The majority of Sylvia Plath’s existence was a chronic struggle between life and death. She was known to be a manic depressive; her own husband claimed her death was inevitable. 1,421 more words


Writing in College: An Example and an Explanation


This is a guest post by Jeffrey R. Wilson, a Preceptor in Expository Writing at Harvard University, where he teaches the “ 1,831 more words


Preparing for close analysis at KS5

A video to discuss approaches to close analysis for the New OCR A level:

A link to the department you tube channel: video

Essay #4

A Close-Reading of “My Hero Bares His Nerves” by Dylan Thomas

Recently, in web searches, I discovered a website entitled, “Thomas Delighted”, which

forces a feminist reading of Thomas’ poem. 1,068 more words


Essay #3

A Close-Reading of the Unrhymed Couplets in the Honorable Earl of Rochester’s,

“A Satyr against Reason and Mankind”

In the first distich, of “A Satyr against Reason and Mankind”, John Wilmot presents… 2,093 more words


Ozymandias: The Poem We Teach and the Poem Shelley Wrote

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. 2,911 more words