Category: Homework

To-morrow, and to-morrow and to-morrow – What’s going on inside Macbeth’s head now?

Question: “How does Shakespeare present Macbeth’s deteriorating state of mind?” In answering this question, refer both to the extract below and the whole play. Analyse the language, structure, semantics and the use of dramatic devices

Macbeth Act 1: Tracking Macbeth’s Internal Crisis

Locate, between Act 1, Scene 1 and Act 2, Scene 2, 5 quotes from Macbeth that give us some insight into his deteriorating state of mind. Make sure you include information about the context of

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4: Macbeth’s Deep and Dark Desires

In this scene we discover the ‘serpent underneath’ Macbeth’s brave exterior

Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo’s differing responses to news of their fate

In this scene, Macbeth and Banquo have very different takes on the foretelling of their imperial futures.

Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 2: Homework

We’ve launched into the reading of Macbeth with visceral vigour. Tonight’s homework is to translate the following (spoken by the bleeding and bloody Sargeant about the events in a recent battle) into contemporary English

Creative Writing Exercise: Now and Then

Write a description of a place, separated into two timeframes. This description should explore the contrasts between these two times by describing them using extensive sensory description and careful selection of detail.

Great Expectations Quotations

These quotations may be of use to you in preparation for next week’s Great Expectations test.

Homework: Plan your analytical essay

  Due: Tuesday 6 October Tonight’s homework asks you to devise your individual plan for your analysis of spoken and text language. You should use the attached materials to guide you and have developed a

Text Communication

The Thesis In pursuit of the Language Analysis badge, we are exploring the proposition that online text communication is closer to speaking than it is to formal writing in its style and form. Step one:

Analysing your own transcript

  Today we annotated the transcripts you wrote of your own spoken conversations. In doing this we recognised that the two competing purposes of language were operating in full force – the need for efficiency,