One of my favourite words in English is ‘misnomer’, which means an inaccurate name for something.Read More »
Tag: how to read a poem
What is an ode? Reading Keats’ ‘Ode on Melancholy’ to find out
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Comparing love poetry (II): Reading Philip Larkin & Carol Ann Duffy
A friend of mine once said, “what good are emotions if all they do is make you weak?”Read More »
What’s the difference between form & structure?
Two of the most commonly mixed-up words in the study of English Literature are ‘form’ and ‘structure’.
How to write an awesome analysis on sound in poetry: your guide to alliteration, assonance, consonance
Of all the areas in literary analysis, writing about sound is probably one of the most challenging.
Looking at war poetry (I): Wilfred Owen’s ‘Insensibility’ & Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘War Photographer’
Across the ages, war has always been a popular theme in poetry.