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Prelude by Katherine Mansfield Analysis: Writing Style and Critical Reading

I will try my best to make this the most engaging analysis ever. However, I need your full sympathy, seeing as I’ve never read any modernist short stories, let alone works that are done by one of the ‘best short-story writers of all time’! The idea behind this is to analyse reading and writing in Katherine Mansfield’s acclaimed short story, Prelude. Why? […]

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NUHA Writing Competition: Let Me Be a Girl, Not A Bride

If you’ve been reading my earlier posts, you’ll know about my plans to submit an essay for the NUHA Foundation Blogging Prizes Writing Competition. I’m finally done! You can vote for my essay by liking or commenting below my essay on their website: http://www.nuhafoundation.org/home/bloggingprizes_english/youth/let_me_be_a_girl_not_a_bride#.WZ0zOPojHIV It’s an essay centred on the issue of child marriage, a practice which isn’t the first […]

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Studying Prose: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I’ve realised that there’s an overabundance of book review blogs around, whereas not many young people do much in the way of critically commenting on literature (not exactly the most popular teenage past-time). If you’re like me, the first time round you usually devour the book without deliberating for too long on the writer’s craft.  Books, however, are like icebergs, […]

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