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Monday, June 22

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    Language
    Massive list of phrases created by Shakespeare still used today
    Shakespeare's Languagehttp://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/r/romeo-and-juliet/romeo-and-juliet-at-a-glance
    General Shakespeare Resources
    No Sweat Shakespeare
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Thursday, February 26

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    How to use a semicolon
    Punctuation game - 'Trapped'
    Grammar Language and Comprehension at English For Everyone
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Tuesday, February 24

  1. page Short Stories edited ... SYMBOL: Roughly defined as something that means more than what it is. I.e. A wedding ring is a…
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    SYMBOL: Roughly defined as something that means more than what it is. I.e. A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment, love, honor, etc. It is not just a ring. It’s shape (a circle) is also symbolic; a circle never ends and therefore the love is not supposed to.
    PUN: play on words.
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    for effect.

    You can discover more here via the Yr 12 Page

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  2. page Short Stories edited ... What makes a good short story? How do I Analyse a short Story? Story writers use Figurative…
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    What makes a good short story?
    How do I Analyse a short Story?
    Story writers use Figurative Language
    Poetic Devices
    FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE: Language using figures of speech and it cannot be taken literally.
    IMAGERY: The representation through language of sense experience; language that appeals to the senses.
    FIGURE OF SPEECH: Any way of saying something other than in an ordinary way.
    The following is a list of common figures of speech
    SIMILE: A comparison between two unlike things using words such as: like, as, than, similar to, resembles, etc. I.e. Quiet as a mouse
    METAPHOR: An implied comparison between unlike things. I.e. He’s a house.
    ALLUSION: A reference to something in history or literature. I.e. She had a Cinderella wedding.
    ALLITERATION: The repetition of initial sounds. I.e. Seven steaks sizzled.
    CONSONANCE: The repetition of end consonant (every letter that is not a vowel) sounds. I.e. first and last, odds and ends, stroke of luck.
    ASSONANCE: The repetition of vowel sounds. I.e. My words like silent raindrops fell.
    PERSONIFICATION: Giving human characteristics to an animal, object, or idea. I.e. The hours crawled by like years.
    PARADOX: An apparent contradiction, which is nevertheless somehow true.
    ONOMATOPOEIA: “Sound words”; Words whose sound suggests their meaning. I.e. buzz, click, snap, chop.
    OXYMORON: The setting together, for effect, two words of opposite meaning. I.e. burning cold, screaming whisper.
    OVERSTATEMENT (or hyperbole): An extreme exaggeration used for effect. I.e. I’ve told you a hundred times…; I’m starving; The suspense is killing me.
    SYMBOL: Roughly defined as something that means more than what it is. I.e. A wedding ring is a symbol of commitment, love, honor, etc. It is not just a ring. It’s shape (a circle) is also symbolic; a circle never ends and therefore the love is not supposed to.
    PUN: play on words.
    UNDERSTATEMENT: Saying less than what is meant, for effect.

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    How do I Analyse a short Story?

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  4. page Short Stories edited Your key challenge: What makes a good short story? is it Character? Plot? Setting? Conflict …

    Your key challenge: What makes a good short story? is it
    Character?
    Plot?
    Setting?
    Conflict or event?
    Theme or issue?
    The Genre?
    The length and language?
    The style?
    How to approach this question:
    Read and understand a number of short stories.
    Identify the parts of the stories and assess which elements are significant in that particular story. Be able to say why you think this.
    Have notes on the stories read so you can use them as examples when you write an answer to this question.
    Take a look at the organiser here as a reminder of what elements there are to constructing a short story. click on the 'narrative' link
    There are a few things you can do to make sure your short story is well written. Take a look at this page of tips for creating your essential elements - setting, foreshadowing, and characterization as a start. Then look at the writing elements - metaphor, simile, allusion etc. There are some great questions for you here.
    support sites for writing good stories:
    Story starters
    Elements of a successful story - scroll down.
    Authors craft - covers setting, characterisation, foreshadowing, and techniques like metaphor, simile, alliteration, irony etc.
    Notable sentences

    Elements of short stories
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    short stories.
    Elements of Fiction
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    helpful page
    What makes a good short story?

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  5. page What makes a good short story?  edited Character? Plot? Setting? Conflict or event? Theme or issue? The Genre? The length and lan…

    Character?
    Plot?
    Setting?
    Conflict or event?
    Theme or issue?
    The Genre?
    The length and language?
    The style?
    How to approach this question:
    Read and understand a number of short stories.
    Identify the parts of the stories and assess which elements are significant in that particular story. Be able to say why you think this.
    Have notes on the stories read so you can use them as examples when you write an answer to this question.
    Take a look at the organiser here as a reminder of what elements there are to constructing a short story. click on the 'narrative' link
    There are a few things you can do to make sure your short story is well written. Take a look at this page of tips for creating your essential elements - setting, foreshadowing, and characterization as a start. Then look at the writing elements - metaphor, simile, allusion etc. There are some great questions for you here.
    support sites for writing good stories:
    Story starters
    Elements of a successful story - scroll down.
    Authors craft - covers setting, characterisation, foreshadowing, and techniques like metaphor, simile, alliteration, irony etc.
    Notable sentences

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  6. page Short Stories edited ... Authors craft - covers setting, characterisation, foreshadowing, and techniques like metaphor,…
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    Authors craft - covers setting, characterisation, foreshadowing, and techniques like metaphor, simile, alliteration, irony etc.
    Notable sentences
    Elements of short stories
    It is vital you develop the vocabulary and skills necessary to write about how authors use language. this means you need to dvelop a specific set of terms and concepts we call 'metalanguage'. here are some links to the 'metalanguge' you will need to write an essay about short stories.
    Elements of Fiction
    Another helpful page

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