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Characteristics of descriptive writing

1. Good descriptive writing includes many vivid sensory details that paint a picture and appeals to all of the reader's senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste when appropriate. Descriptive writing may also paint pictures of the feelings the person, place or thing invokes in the writer. In the video section below, watch a teacher use a Five Senses Graphic Organizer as a planning strategy for descriptive writing.

2. Good descriptive writing often makes use of figurative language such as analogies, similes and metaphors to help paint the picture in the reader's mind.... (More)

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Othello: Act 1, Scene 1 – Summary & Analysis

The play opens at night, with Roderigo and Iago arguing in a Venetian street; Roderigo has been paying Iago regularly to help him begin a relationship with Desdemona, but he has learnt that she has recently married Othello, Iago’s commander. Iago however reveals that he hates Othello, as his commander recently overlooked him for the position of lieutenant, instead choosing Cassio despite the latter’s lack of experience and recommendations of Iago for the post from the ‘three great ones’ of the city. As a result Iago is only feigning loyalty to Othello, until circumstances allow him to further his own... (More)

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Hamlet Sample Answer

What in your view is the importance of the characters Gertrude and Ophelia?

The women of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” appear to be frail, passive figures used as pawns and dying prematurely after the mistreatment of men. Women during the year 1600 had no role in society. They were expected to be completely obedient to their husbands, to do all the housework and raise the children. In Hamlet the characters Gertrude and Ophelia reflect this truth, both are disrespected, insulted and are manipulated by the leading male characters, and both die due to tragic circumstances. The role of Ophelia is presented... (More)

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Emily Dickinson’s original approach to poetry results in startling and thought provoking moments in her work. Sample Answer

Emily Dickinson’s original approach to poetry results in startling and thought-provoking moments in her work.

Emily Dickinson explores a variety of themes in her poetry. Her use of concrete imagery and language to convey abstract ideas provides an original approach. Dickinson is a poet of extremes with a large range of emotions from joyous hope to devastating despair. In her most recognisable poems “Hope is a thing with feathers”, “I felt a funeral in my Brain” There's a certain Slant of light” and “I heard a Fly buzz - when I died”. She explores the themes of death, workings of... (More)