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Analysis Monday – T-Shirts

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! I blame the T-shirts. The casual wear favoured by those founding wunderkinds of tech – Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and the rest…

Analysis Monday – Pawnbroker

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! What a place of broken promises and lost hopes the pawnbroker proved to be! Every class, every profession, every walk of life was represented in its…

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,…

Analysis Monday – Foreign Correspondent

Every Monday we will be looking at a short extract from a text and analysing what and how the writer has written it. Feel free to add your own analysis in the comments! “As a kid, I used to think that Foreign Correspondents were the most exciting of people. They were professional seekers of chaos,…

Analysis Monday – Blackpool

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! This is a short quote that is (unfairly) cruel about eating in Blackpool! “Just sniffing the air in Blackpool can harden the arteries. Every day…

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…