12/09/14

1. I FINISHED MY EXTENDED FUCKING ESSAY ARE YOU GUYS PROUD BC IM PROUD

2. IB is starting to kill me

3. seniors '15 how are those uni apps going

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Literary Terms For Prose and Poetry A-Z

ibbible:

Q-Z

Quatrain: A stanza of four lines which can have various rhyme schemes.

Refrain: Repetition throughout a poem of a phrase, line or series of lines as in the chorus of a song.

Rhetoric: Originally the art of speaking and writing in such a way as to persuade an audience of a particular point of view. Now it is often used to imply grand words that have no substance to them. 

Rhyme: Corresponding sounds in words, usually at the end of each line but not always. 

Rhyme Scheme: The pattern of the rhymes in a poem.

Rhythm: The ‘movement’ of the poem as created through the metre and the way that language is stressed within the poem. 

Satire: The highlighting or exposing of human failings or foolishness within a society through ridiculing them. Satire can range from being gentle and light to being extremely biting and bitter in tone.

Scansion: The analysis of metrical patterns in poetry.

Septet: A seven line stanza.

Sestet: The last six lines of a sonnet.

Simile: A comparison of one thing to another in order to make description more vivid. Uses the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ in this comparison.

Sonnet: A fourteen-line poem, usually with ten syllables in each line. There are several ways that the lines can be organised, but often they consist of an octave and a sestet. 

Stanza: The blocks of lines into which a poem is divided (sometimes these are, less precisely, referred to as verses which can lead to a confusion as poetry is sometimes called ‘verse’)

Stream of Consciousness: A technique in which the writer writes down thoughts and emotions in a ‘stream’ as they come to mind, without considering order or structure. 

Structure: The way that a poem or play or other piece of writing has been put together. This can include the metre or pattern, stanza arrangement, and the way the ideas are developed etc.

Style: The individual way in which a writer has used language to express their ideas.

Sub-plot: A secondary storyline, can provide some comic relief or relate in complex ways to the main plot.

Sub-text: Ideas, themes or issues that are not dealt with overtly by a text but which exist below the surface meaning of it.

Symbol: Like the use of images, symbols present things which represent something else. In very simple terms a red rose is often used to symbolise love etc. Symbols can be very subtle and multi-layered in their significance. 

Syntax: The way in which sentences are structured. Sentences can be structured in different ways to achieve different effects.

Tetrameter: A verse line of four feet.

Theme: The central idea or ideas that the writer explores through a text.

Tone: The tone of a text is created through the combines effects of a number of features such as diction, syntax, rhythm, etc. The tone is a major factor in establishing the overall impression of the piece of writing. 

Trimeter: A verse line consisting of three feet.

Zeugma: A device which joins together two apparently incongruous things by applying a verb or adjective to them which only really applies to one of them (e.g. ‘Kill the boys and the luggage’ in Henry V).





Thomas Brodie-Sangster in New York (September 17th)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster in New York (September 17th)


louisharrystylinson:

louisharrystylinson:

I HAVE BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS FOR LIKE FOREVER

image

see the ball

feel the ball

be the ball



Anonymous
UR NT SINGLE U R MARRIED 2 ME

lol cindy is dis u



carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

clannyphantom:

willsicott:

tuxedoandex:

ugly:

What do you call the security guards outside Samsung shops?

what

Guardians of the Galaxy

that makes them sound like theyre guarding something valuable

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patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.

patrickat:

kaiju3:

The American Hogwarts Houses

Look at your school of witchcraft and wizardry. Now look at mine. Now yours. Now back to mine. Sadly, your school is not mine, but if you all got off your broomsticks and started using a real sorcerer’s deodorant, it could smell like mine. Abracadabra! I’m a horse.





umbreonfreak:

We’re not saying you can change him,
because people don’t really change, but…

Requested by anonymous

Someone had to do it…





ladragonaria:

Any salad can be a Caesar salad if you stab it enough





jenslawrence:

These are a few of my favourite things (◡‿◡✿) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

I look around at us, you know what I see? Losers. I mean, like, folks who have lost stuff. And we have, man, we have! All of us! Our homes, our families, normal lives. And usually life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s given us somethin’. It has given us a chance. To give a shit. For once, not run away.