Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action The aim of literature is to inspire thought, reflection and further conversation, an ambition which cannot be realised without also inspiring action. This is especially evident in the dystopian genre, in which the moral questions raised often have real-world metaphors to which these principles can be applied. Anthony […]

Hi Jaime, Thanks for taking the time to come and speak to me about your examination paper this afternoon. The two terms we were discussing were Metonymy and Synecdoche – do look them up. Here’s a copy of the paper we were discussing:

The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold The Lovely Bones is narrated by Susie Salmon, a girl who was raped and murdered at age 14. She tells her story from her own personal heaven, looking back on her life, watching her killer, and following her loved ones as they try to move on with their lives. This book gives […]

How does Shakespeare use language to reinforce his ideas in Macbeth? IDEA: Brevity of Life LANGUAGE: Metaphor, Use of Meter, Repetition, Alliteration connect to question provide insight supply examples Shakespeare, in his tragedy Macbeth, is preoccupied with the relationship between humanity and the forces in life beyond our control. Macbeth, who has just learned of […]

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