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Analysis Monday – Cold

Every Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written. Feel free to add your own comments! Thought this one would be approriate for the first post of April! “I don’t remember the date, the month. I don’t even remember the time of…

Poetry Friday; Sheep – C. Kenneth Burrow

This is just a beautiful poem about bedraggled sheep who get a glimpse of the sun! Sheep Huddled, rain-drenched, forlorn they stood, Their fleeces blown one way; The wet wind cried in solitude About the failing day. Leaves whirled below, aloft; the sky Sagged like a sodden shroud; No stir of life, no pleading cry,…

Poetry Friday; Firebird – Jean Kenward

There is nothing nicer than watching a real fire and the flames dance and fly up. The Firebird’   Fire – what lets you leap and spring, fluttering your golden wing in the soft and smoky air, sending sparkles everywhere?   Fire – what makes you as you are, sharing light with sun and star…

Analysis Monday – Birthdays

Every Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written. Feel free to add your own comments/analysis below! “Birthdays plunge me into a great fog of dissatisfaction. It started on my 19th with a deep trepidation about leaving my teens. You could get…

Analysis Monday – Autobahn

Each Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written. Feel free to add your own comments/analysis below! “Lucille was on an Autobahn – no turnings off, no roundabouts, no dead ends or traffic lights stuck on amber, no wrong ways or surprises.…