One of the biggest debates in literary studies is this: should literature convey a moral message?
What is imagery? Reading Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ & ‘To the Lighthouse’ to find out
One of the most confusing literary devices is also one of the most frequently seen in literature – imagery.
What Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ shows us about pain
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Why George Orwell’s ‘1984’ is such a timeless novel
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Why you should read Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go’
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Is the print book dead? Debating the pros and cons of real books
It’s the digital age, they say. We do things the digital way, they say. But do we really?
How to understand any speech: your guide to ethos, pathos & logos
In this post, let’s take a break from poetry and literature to look at something slightly different – rhetoric and persuasion.Read More »
Why are books so dangerous? Reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Brave New World’
Dystopian fiction is a popular genre in most high school English curricula, and for good reason.
What ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’ show us about the American Dream
The American Dream is a popular concept in American literature, and perhaps an even more popular study topic for high school English students.
Too funny it hurts – 3 signs to help you detect satire
We all love a good laugh.Read More »