Ben Boyd 2.4 English Portfolio   Question: How do language techniques help the reader understand a main theme or issue. In Wilfred Owen’s poems, Exposure and Dulce et decorum, he strategically uses various language techniques in order to convey to the reader the various main themes and ideas within each. In Exposure, he uses these techniques […]

“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me, it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. Waxy yellows, cloud-spot blues. Murky darkness. In my line of work, […]

The Great Gatsby, by author F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a 1925 fictional novel, that has been called “the greatest novel of the 20th century”. The book follows a young WW1 veteran named Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, who has recently moved to New York, more specifically the fictional village of West Egg, to […]

The Gift of the Magi is a short story first published in 1905, by the famous American writer O.Henry (real name William Porter). In the over 100 years since it first came out, it has become one of the most popular and influential short stories of all time, being adapted into numerous school plays, movies, […]

Analyse how language features were used to create a vivid setting. “People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors. […]

Analyse how language features were used to create a vivid setting. Color: Red, Black, White relate to the Nazi swastika Other colors in book e.g. Brown (chocolate sky), Blue sky (pg 543) Intro paragraph 1: White paragraph 2: Red Paragraph 3: Black Paragraph 4: Conclusion White: White is a pale color, it can be described […]

Initially I would imagine someone who stole books to be somewhat more calculated than other robbers. Most robbers wouldn’t steal books, as they aren’t extremely valuable. For someone to actively steal books means that they have ulterior motives then just random stealing. Early on in the text: These early experiences in Liesel’s life changed her […]

Liesel: A girl, her, her mother and a corpse. pale, empty stomached. In the prologue of the book, Liesel is simply described as “girl” or “book thief”, it isn’t until chapter 1 – “Arrival on Himmel Street” that Liesel name is even mentioned.

Book thief: “The Book Thief” is a 2005, world renowned, novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Set between 1939 and 1943 in Nazi Germany, the story follows young girl “Liesel Meminger” who after seeing her brother die in front of her, and being given up by her communist mother, is adopted by the ever loving […]

Strange meeting “Strange Meeting”, is a gripping World War One poem written by world renowned war poet Wilfred Owens. Although entirely fictional, this poem is inspired by Owen’s own traumatic time on the battlefield, and was post-humanly published in 1920 after his death in November 1918. The poem tells the story of a Soldier dying […]