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Alex Childs

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English

Asked by Cristina · 2 years ago

To what extent do you agree that an obsession with the pursuit of wealth and consumer culture of the 1920's dominates human thinking and behaviour in The Great Gatsby?

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ an obsession with the pursuit of wealth and consumer culture dominates the thinking and behaviour of the major characters so thoroughly that their objects of affection are reduced to material commodities and love, a traditionally noble emotion, becomes expressed through the language of avarice and advertisement. The teleological progression of the plot t... more

English

Asked by Haleema · 2 years ago

How are the pigs shown to be 'corrupt' in Animal Farm?

Orwell ends the novel with a depiction of the pigs which underlines their resemblance to corrupt world leaders who play fast and loose with resources essential to both human citizens and animals. In this closing passage the pigs are shown playing cards with farmers and fighting with them over cheating. Orwell’s description makes it clear to the other farm animals that the pigs have come to mimic t... more

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Asked by Cristina · 2 years ago

What is a feminine rhyme?

Feminine rhyme is a rhyme on two or more syllables, the first stressed and the second unstressed such as, "mother/another", "ocean/motion", "hour/dower." They are used between the stressed rhymes (masculine rhymes) to create a rhythm. A feminine rhyme is also sometimes referred to as a double rhyme. In the rhyming words "fashion" and "passion" the first syllables are stressed rhymes while the ‘si... more

English

Asked by Cristina · 2 years ago

What is a masculine rhyme?

Masculine rhyme is the most common type of rhyme. It occurs between single stressed syllables at the ends of verse lines. In contrast with feminine rhyme, which adds further unstressed syllables after rhyming stressed syllables, masculine rhyme matches only the final syllable with its equivalent in the paired line: "And all the rest forget, But one remembers yet." Masculine rhyme can have two s... more

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Asked by Dey · 2 years ago

How does jo shapcott present the power of weather in her peom the great storm?

Jo Shapcott presents the power of the weather through the imagery she generates to describe the effects of the storm. The simile ‘trees scattered like matchsticks’ suggests how vulnerable and insignificant the natural world has become in the wake of the weather’s destruction. By comparing the trees to matchsticks Shapcott emphasises the power the storm has in rendering these strong, vital life for... more

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Asked by Aishah · 2 years ago

Hey can i ask how do you revise for english language and english lit pls x it would mean alot to it's just that in my exams I did really bad in both of them lately?

Hi Aishah, Whilst studying independently it is important that you have a guide or specification to refer to so that you understand the criteria for the grade you want to achieve. The book linked below has model answers which demonstrate how to boost your marks in the English Language GCSE exam. There are plenty of resources online too. It may take a little more work than you expect to get higher... more

Applying for University

Asked by George · 2 years ago

What are the entry requirements for oxford university?? (I know I'm only 14 but I would like to know how hard I should be working)?

The average successful applicant has around eight 8/9 grades at GCSE. I would start there :) Good luck!

Career Advice

Asked by Mina · 2 years ago

How do I pick the best subjects for sixth form?

It can be extremely difficult to choose your A Level subjects. I highly recommend selecting a good balance between the subjects you love and the subjects that will bolster your University applications/ career aspirations. Good luck! :D

Career Advice

Asked by Chris · 2 years ago

I’m stressed during my exams. What should I do?

Hi Chris, I'm so sorry to hear that you're stressed during your exams. Exam season is a super stressful time for everyone but there are a few things that you can do to help you feel relaxed and focused. As a fairly recent graduate I recall feeling especially anxious when I felt underprepared in an area/ subtopic of my upcoming exams. Sometimes reviewing the areas that you are least confident in... more

English

Asked by Rajani · 2 years ago

What is Evaluation?

If a question is asking you to evaluate a text or the attitudes of a writer, it is asking you to make a judgement and consider how valid their arguments are. In order to do this successfully you will need to gather evidence from the text to help you explain why you do or do not agree with the opinion or attitude presented. If you would like some dedicated support tailored to your specific weaknes... more

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Alex Childs

English teacher and mentor with a proven track record of raising grade averages.

2078Students helped
10Questions answered
£30Per hour