‘The Pomegranate’ by Eavan Boland

‘The Pomegranate’  by Eavan Boland Upon analysing a poem, I find it useful to decode it in a particular way. I like to read the poem as if it were a story. This helps me to generate an understanding of both the poet and the poem’s context.  The following notes outline the story of ‘The Pomegranate’. Once an understanding of this poem’s Read More …

King Lear: Symbolism

King Lear: Symbolism   Symbolism is a frequent literary technique used by Shakespeare in his plays. Shakespeare uses various symbols in his literature to convey particular messages. Oftentimes symbols are representative of a deeper and more significant meaning, as well as their literal meaning.  The Shakespearean tragedy of King Lear is littered throughout with carefully chosen symbolism which allows the Read More …

‘The Fish’ by Elizabeth Bishop

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop Upon analysing a poem, I like to decode it in a particular way. I like to read the poem as if it were a story. This helps me to generate an understanding of both the poet and the poem’s context.  The following notes outline the story of ‘The Fish’. Once an understanding of this poem’s story Read More …

The LC English Paper (HL)

The Leaving Cert. English Paper -Higher Level-     In this blog post, we will be establishing the layout, timing and length of the Leaving Cert. Paper in English at Higher Level. *Paper One has an overarching theme. It is important to acknowledge this as the three texts presented in the paper will all share this theme (see fig.1 below which displays location Read More …