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Text Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I finished reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte just this morning. It is a core text for the elective Romanticism (Extension English 1). I have strong mixed reactions to this text. Initially, I liked the text, because of the narrative-within-a-narrative…

Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy

This is an new speech to the new Standard Module A: Experience Through Language – Distinctive Voices. Speaker John F. Kennedy was 35th President of the US from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He is the only Catholic President…

English Terminology – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the English Terminology series! 1. Active and Passive Voice Refers to the difference in tone created by changing how verbs are used in sentences. Active voice is where the subject does an action – this…

English Terminology – Part 1

Everyone knows (or should know) the basic English techniques and terminology – metaphor, simile, alliteration, exaggeration. But what about the more…obscure ones? Like absurdism, non-linear, tracking, syntax, contraction (which I’ll go through today)? This is Part 1 of a series,…