Monthly Archives for February 2012


Questions on General Vision and Viewpoint in ‘Hamlet’

These questions are designed to help you form your own opinions about the General Vision and Viewpoint of ‘Hamlet’ in order that you can compare and contrast this text with ‘How Many Miles to Babylon?’ and ‘Inside I’m Dancing’. What does the opening scene convey to you? Assess the strength of relationships in this play. ‘In […]



Adrienne Rich – some key quotes

When revising Adrienne Rich, here are some of the key quotes that you should know from each poem: ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’ ‘prance across a screen’ ‘They do not fear’ ‘fingers fluttering through her wool’ ‘The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band / Sits heavily’ ‘her terrified hands will lie / still ringed with ordeals she was […]


Wordplay Wednesday – anagrams

Every Wednesday for the rest of the year, we are going to spend a couple of minutes at the start of each class looking at particular words – how they are spelt, used and misused, their origins and how they can be adapted into various forms. Tomorrow we will start by looking at anagrams. Perhaps […]


Famous last lines from the movies

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of ‘Casablanca’, Philip French of The Guardian newspaper wrote about some famous last lines from the movies. Here is his selelction: ‘Casablanca’ (Michael Curtiz, 1942). ‘Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.’ Said by liberal nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to collaborationist Police Chief Louis […]



‘Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry’

So far, in ‘Roll of Thunder’ we have met some interesting characters and read about some shocking incidents. Over the next couple of days, I would like you to write a comment about who is your favourite character and explain why. I would also like you to describe an incident in the story that you […]