«Love, a child, is ever crying», by Lady Mary Wroth

Watch the video, take down notes and answer the questions below.

– Who, would you say, is the persona in the poem? (Persona: voice, «I», in the poem)

– Explain the tone (i.e. the attitude / feelings of the persona) in the text. Check the picture in this post to use suitable language to describe tone.

– What is each stanza about? Summarise each stanza into one sentence.

– Can you identify the theme in the poem?

– Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.

– In your opinion, which is the most powerful line? Explain why.

– Do you fully agree with the analysis in the video? Why (not)?

Literary Devices

Test: October 10th

Content: Literary devices (anaphora, hypallage, metonymy, synechdoche, hyperbole, hyperbaton, metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, synaesthesia), literary terms suitable for poetry analysis (stanza, persona, refrain, line, rhyme) and their effect in constructing meaning.

Examples / texts to consult: songs studied in class.

Stories of Ourselves: Revision

Today we briefly revised some KEY concepts that will cut across our discussions of PROSE this year. We analysed them in the light of some chosen quotations from «Tyres», «Games at Twilight» and «The Prison».

Selected Quotations Tyres_Games_Prison

Key Words Short Stories

Have a copy of the file «Key Words….» so that we can continue referring to it next class as we talk about «Sredni Vashtar», the imaginary devilish creature of Conradin’s prayers. Read the story and focus on the title (DO RESEARCH!), the genre and the characterisation of young Conradin.