The Importance of Culture in Northern Ireland

Describe and explain the importance of culture in defining any region studied by you. (30 marks) 2010 Q4C     Region: Northern Ireland Religion defines and differentiates culture. Two dominant religions in Northern Ireland = Protestant (majority) and Catholicism (minority). Large scale immigration occurred in Ireland during the Plantation of Ireland in the 17th Century. Many of these people came Read More …

‘A Call’ by Seamus Heaney

‘A Call’ by Seamus Heaney 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 ‘A Call’. Once an understanding of this poem’s story Read More …

Impact of EU Growth on Ireland

Examine the impact of European Union expansion on Ireland’s economy and/or culture. (30 marks) 2006 Q6B     Ireland has experienced a multitude of benefits since it joined the EU in 1973. The impact the EU has had, and is currently having, on Ireland’s economy and culture is very much significant.    The year 2004 saw 10 new member states Read More …

Importance of Culture in a Continental/Sub-Continental Region (India)

Describe and explain the importance of culture in defining regions in a continental/sub-continental region you have studied. (30 marks) 2008 Q5C       India: India is a subcontinental region with a population of 1.3 Billion.  The country gained independence from Britain in 1947. India possesses a cultural diversity due to the migration of Indo-European people, British colonialism and the Read More …

‘To Niall Woods…’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

‘To Niall Woods…’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 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 ‘To Niall Woods…’. Once an understanding Read More …

‘The Bend in the Road’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

‘The Bend in the Road’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 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 Bend in the Road’. Read More …

‘Street’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

‘Street’ by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 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 ‘Street’. Once an understanding of this poem’s story has Read More …

The Great Gatsby: Important Quotes Explained!

The Great Gatsby: Important Quotes Explained!   Referencing relevant quotes in English in order to support our points is an essential measure. A paragraph without direct reference to the text is simply not best practice. Writing an answer in English is very much like delivering a testimony in a court of law: you must back up what you’re saying with evidence! 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 …