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Dec 18, 2012 - Communication    No Comments

Metaphor task

From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
Here’s to my love!

THis whole text is talking about Romeo losing the faith in God that he had during the middle of the play.

This is a metaphor that shows he is losing faith
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
unsavoury guide refers to God.

I think Shakespeare used this to show that fate was coming through to take Romeo when he is losing all faith in his creator.

Dec 18, 2012 - Communication    No Comments

Metaphor Analysis

Your task is to identify the metaphor present in the following excerpt and then write a paragraph that explains the metaphor and its effect on the meaning of the passage it is embedded in.

 

ROMEO:

From this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!
Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O you
The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss
A dateless bargain to engrossing death!
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!
Here’s to my love!

Feel free to re-watch the presentation explaining how to identify and explain metaphor:

Dec 17, 2012 - Communication    No Comments

EBA Awards

To follow are the official results of the EBA Awards for December 2012. Invented by Gabriel, these awards are designed to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation in Year 8 Blogging.

 

Voted for by the students themselves, everyone gets one watchmark for every vote they receive, and the winners of each category get 5 watchmarks. The top 4 blogs also get promotion on their peer’s blogs, and get profiled for 14 days on the Edutronic front page.
 
The winners are:

BEST CONTENT:

  1. Gabriel’s English Blog
  2. Henry’s English Blog

 

BEST APPEARANCE:

  1. Gabriel’s English Blog
  2. Meshach’s English Blog

 

 

Conratulations to everyone involved!

 

 

Mr Waugh

Dec 10, 2012 - Timeline    No Comments

Juliet Finds Out

Juliet begs the Nurse to tell her the grave news Nurse finally gives in and tells Juliet that Tybalt was slain by her husband Romeo and he has been banished from Verona to Mantua.Juliet sobs about Romeo then Tybalt then Rome and so on so forth.Her parents organise for her to marry County Paris when told she said she does not love Paris her love is Romeo. When this was heard by Capulet he went mad and said he will not claim her if she did not marry Paris on the Thursday. After Capulet storms out the Nurse gives advise that she pretends to love paris and marry on Thursday even though she has already been married by the person who is going to marry Paris and Juliet.
Dec 10, 2012 - Timeline    No Comments

Mercutio’s Last Stand

Mercutio meets Benvolio and Balthasar then Tybalt and his kinsmen arrive at the beach, they exchanged words and Tybalt made an insult to Mercutio.The fight was held up when Romeo slowly tried to confess he was related to Tybalt.The fight continued after this confessions and soon after sharing blows Romeo stops Mercutio from continuing the fight and gets shot he then dies.Tybalt runs away only to be chased down by Romeo, the car chase finishes in front of the two houses where the cars crash and Romeo uses Tybalt’s own gun to kill him outside, the gunshot is heard by Juliet.

This is recovered from the film

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