The English Department's Blog

April, 2011 Archive

Apr 07

After a keenly felt period of absence, one of my favourite poetry websites is back up online.  The Wondering Minstrels presents a poem every day, along with a little comment and often some nicely illuminating discussion.  They have a great archive, going right back to 1999 (remember then? It could take a day to load […]

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Apr 04

At the moment, Year 9 are looking at spoken forms of English, studying how language is used in different places, contexts and forms.  It’s interesting stuff, and the interweb is full of all sorts of delights, such as Lauren’s outbursts against injustice; a wry report on the BBC about Doctors’ jargon, and the wonderful google ngram […]

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