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  1. Short Stories/Poetry Dealing with Capitalism or Communism

    I have a really bright 16 year old tutee at the moment who's just started looking at discursive essays. The class are going to start writing one and she's considering writing hers on Capitalism vs...
  2. Poll: I apologise in advance for the rant. For various...

    I apologise in advance for the rant. For various reasons, I've been in a somewhat antagonistic mood recently.

    For those using the food analogy: ever heard of an APT analogy? You're saying 'you...
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    Thank you both for replying. Oh dear,...

    Thank you both for replying.

    Oh dear, Lokasenna, you've thrown yet another possible difference into the mix! That does make sense.

    I think I might just use personification and stay away from...
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    It's been years since I read it but I remember...

    It's been years since I read it but I remember liking the young adult novel Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. It's set in a fictional world where racism exists with black people subjugating...
  5. Thread: Sonnet #18

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    The first line of this sonnet is always my stock...

    The first line of this sonnet is always my stock example of iambic pentameter.
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    Personification v.s anthropomorphism

    I'm tutoring a very bright but dyslexic boy in English at the moment and thought it would really help him if I made a hand-out with a list of literary terms he may need or come across in the next...
  7. I'm not sure if I understand exactly what you're...

    I'm not sure if I understand exactly what you're looking for but would Catch 22 by Joseph Heller be along the right lines?
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    I don't know about whether we are supposed to...

    I don't know about whether we are supposed to like Dick as a character. I quite liked the novel and thought he was a pretty nasty character. I found it interesting that Brad Coelho said he was a...
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    Poll: I'm just reading To the Lighthouse. Woolf's a...

    I'm just reading To the Lighthouse.

    Woolf's a weird one for me because my reason for loving her books is not the same as my usual reasons. I really love her writing style and think her lyricism...
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    I was waiting for someone to suggest Lolita...

    I was waiting for someone to suggest Lolita (however seriously) and am now waiting to see how outraged people become...:p
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    Don't you think that's a bit late? I don't know...

    Don't you think that's a bit late? I don't know about most schools but if I hadn't taken Advanced Higher drama I wouldn't have studied Shakespeare until university. I read Shakespeare of my own...
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    Thanks a lot. I hadn't even thought of making a...

    Thanks a lot. I hadn't even thought of making a new code! I think I'll leave it for now because I've only got another week and a half here and I don't want to try to impliment something like that...
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    I have a question and since it sort of fits into...

    I have a question and since it sort of fits into this thread I thought I'd ask here instead of starting another thread.

    I'm marking a classes work right now and there are marking guides up on the...
  14. Yep, the film was based on the book. The first...

    Yep, the film was based on the book. The first film is mostly based on the book, the second film has about a third of it based on the book (the stuff they didn't include in the first film) and the...
  15. I can't think of an especially strange reason for...

    I can't think of an especially strange reason for me wanting to read a book. My reasons for putting books on my 'to read' list tend to vary. Sometimes it's because of a recommendation from someone...
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    Thanks Rachel! No, we didn't have to do...

    Thanks Rachel!

    No, we didn't have to do anything like that at all. It might be because PGDEs and PGCE are slightly different or just a difference between what various universities decide to...
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    Poll: Her Fearful Symmetry

    Thought it was about time I tried to write a book review. Any advice welcome!


    After the success of Audrey Niffenegger's first novel The Time Traveler's Wife her follow-up novel Her Fearful...
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    How fitting; I'm curently reading The Strange...

    How fitting; I'm curently reading The Strange Case of Dr ekyll and Mr Hyde. It's one of those books I've had lying around for ages and never got round to reading. So far so good!
  19. I do tend to be able to separate the writer and...

    I do tend to be able to separate the writer and the work. However, I will admit that if I have read a writer's work for the first time and really liked it I sometimes look up a bit about the writer...
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    Thanks for the super-fast reply! Yeah, we'd...

    Thanks for the super-fast reply!

    Yeah, we'd discussed some sort of role-play. I'm just not sure exactly how we'd go about structuring it. The specific paper we had to read was all to do with how...
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    We looked into this in one of my classes...

    We looked into this in one of my classes recently. I came out a 'linguistic learner' (there were more categories than the three in the link) which is probably right.

    I think Scheh is right in...
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    Gender Gap Activity

    I'm really sorry if this is not entirely relevant to this forum but I don't know where else to ask/look.

    I'm doing my Post-Graduate Diploma in Education for Secondary English and in one of my more...
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    I like to own the books I read. At the moment...

    I like to own the books I read. At the moment I'm reading a book I've borrowed from a friend and it's making me extrememly nervous. I take a book everywhere, which can mean they get a bit battered,...
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    Poll: But, Sir, the goldfish ate my copy and my brother...

    But, Sir, the goldfish ate my copy and my brother stole the goldfish and I had a bad hair day and I have loads of other homework and...and...and...I don't want to!
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    Poll: I think I've made my feelings about Wuthering...

    I think I've made my feelings about Wuthering Heights clear on other threads so I will not repeat my rant of annoyance and confusion here.

    Although I do love Austen and I really liked The Tenant...
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