Second Blog Topics for Literature Across Time and Space- Due Friday 3rd September

Lyre Bird ferreting for food in our back garden…..

List of Topics for your second blog:

Remember where possible to add illustrations to your blog and also make sure that you have enabled comments so that you can get some peer reviews.

  1. Write a first person account of what it is like studying Literature Across Time and Space during a global pandemic. Give details of how the pandemic has impacted your work (positively and negatively) and how it has impacted the people who you live with. You can of course fictionalise your characters names. Your entry can be either in the form of poetry or prose.
  2. Imagine that you are well known journalist, poet, novelist or dramatist and that your work has been severely impacted by the current lockdowns. How are you coping with the circumstances? Have you found any workarounds for your situation.
  3. You are either a modern “shepherd” or a modern “nymph”. In modern English either try to persuade your nymph to “come and be with you and be your love” or tell your shepherd what it might take to “move” your “mind” “To live with [him] and be [his] love”.
  4. Try to write a rhyming sonnet (in iambic pentameter) using this is as the first line of your fourteen:  “Happy for me to be the one you love”
  5. Try to write a shaped (concrete) poem along the lines of what you have seen in George Herbert. Your poem does not have to have a religious theme!
  6. Imagine you are woman poet in the early 17th Century. Write a short paragraph on some of the difficulties you face in getting your work published or even heard!
  7. Create a short annotated digital kit showing someone interested some of the recent productions (worldwide) of Othello. A digital kit is an assembly of some good Web Links with a few intelligent editorial comments that will help your reader decide what would be worth following up.
  8. Create a topic that is entirely your own, that is based around some of the literature and/or art we have been looking at in the first 5/6 weeks of the unit. Make sure that it connects your experience of the literature and/or art with your own experience of life.

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