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A Short Analysis of Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘Everyone Sang’

A reading of a classic war poem

‘Everyone Sang’ is one of Siegfried Sassoon’s most popular and widely anthologised poems. The poem was published in 1919, the year following the end of the First World War, and the jubilant singing that features in the poem has been interpreted as a reference to the Armistice. 597 more words

Literature

A Short Analysis of Philip Larkin's 'Church Going'

A reading of a classic Larkin poem

‘Church Going’ is one of Philip Larkin’s best-loved poems. It appeared in his second full collection of poetry, … 656 more words

Literature

A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 27: ‘Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed’

A reading of Shakespeare’s 27th sonnet

Every sonnet sequence should have at least one poem about sleeplessness. Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86) had ‘Come sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace’ in his… 607 more words

Literature

Close Reading "The Fish"

Photo Credits to ARTIST MIKE SAVLEN, SAVLEN STUDIOS: FINE AT OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop introduces two characters and the setting in the first sentence of the piece. 700 more words

Poetry

The Argument of Frankenstein: Lessons in Slow Reading

In our reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we will focus on the concept that Joseph Harris calls “forwarding.” This is the ways that we use the ideas and texts of others in our writing, not merely to quote those sources or provide evidence, but to develop our own argument in response to what comes before it. 921 more words

N5 - Textual Analysis - The Eight Marker

From today’s class (presentation at the end):

The theme of relationships is important in this poem. With close textual reference, show how this theme is explored in this poem and in at least one other poem you have read by Duffy. 222 more words

A Short Analysis of Dylan Thomas’s ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’

A reading of a classic poem

‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ is probably the best-known villanelle in English poetry. If you’re not sure what a villanelle is, don’t worry – it’s not important right now. 689 more words

Literature