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A Short Analysis of 'Wynter Wakeneth Al My Care'

A summary of a medieval winter poem

‘Wynter wakeneth al my care’ is one of the earliest surviving winter poems in English literature. Below we offer the poem in its original Middle English spelling, followed by a modern English paraphrase designed to help summarise the poem, and then a few words analysing this fine lyric. 601 more words


Charlotte Brontë

And it is you, spirit–with will and energy, and virtue and purity–that I want, not alone with your brittle frame. ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre… 10 more words


10 of the Best Poems about Lost Love

The greatest ‘breaking up poems’ in English

Is it better to have loved and lost? The following classic poems suggest not. In the following post, we’ve gathered together ten of our favourite poems about lost love, about the sad side of being in love – ranging from the Renaissance to the modern day. 732 more words


08 December - A long day.

I have always loved writing.  Being at university taught me that I need to write about things that are meaningful, that say something or contribute to society.   677 more words


The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Philosophical Books (and the Death Sentence)

Okay, so there are books and there are philosophical books and when you hear the adjective philosophical in this context, you slam the book shut and run a mile or more, without so much as looking back – and by god, I don’t blame you. 900 more words

Book Reviews

Five Registers in English

by Kathleen Teomis

Registers often refers to the degree of formality of language, but in more general sense it means the language used by a group of people who share similar work or interest. 410 more words

Class Blog Adventures

Quote #20: Ted Hughes (1967)

Words that live are those which we hear, like “click” or “chuckle”, or which we see, like “freckled” or “veined”, or which we taste, like “vinegar” or “sugar”, or touch, like “prickle” or “oily”, or smell, like “tar” or “onion”.

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