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26a by Diana Evans

By Diana Evans

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Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, dwell within the loft of 26 Waifer street. it's a position of beanbags, nectarines and secrets and techniques, and viewers should always knock sooner than coming into. Down under there's not such concord. Their Nigerian mom places cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious methods of facing homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. pressured to create their very own identities, the Hunter youngsters construct a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers intercourse, excessive heels and natural hairdressing, the twins organize for a flapjack empire, and child sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. it really is while the truth comes knocking that the fantasies of formative years begin to cave in. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a global of separateness and solitude, and which ones may be stronger?

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A) Scan the line to show the heard rhythm required by meaning. (b) What is emphasized by the departure from the expected metrical pattern? 12 (a) Explain the metaphor used in lines 25-8, from 'I have no spur' . (b) Is there a prophetic note in this metaphor of Macbeth's? (c) Several times throughout the play, Shakespeare uses the idea of a rider out of control. Why is this an important idea? 30 Part I: Close Studies close study from 11 MACBETH (V. ) Macbeth . Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death .

Religion often contains ideas that are apparently contradictory - such as that of being taken captive, 'enthralled', in order to be set free. Conciseness Metaphysical poetry is concentrated. Every line, every word is contributing to the main idea or argument. This attribute is sometimes described as conciseness . Because the work is so concise, epigrams can often be extracted from the poems, and can stand on their own . Donne's poetry has this epigrammatic quality . The last two lines from 'Death be not proud .

Love'. (b) What conclusions might be drawn about Regan 's character from this speech? 12 Comment on Cordelia's choice of the words 'poor' and 'ponderous' . [76-8] 13 Lear addresses his first daughter as ' Go neril, lOur eldest-born'; Regan as 'our second daughter, lOur dearest Regan'; and Cordelia as 'our joy, I Although our last and least'. When we compare these, what do they tell us about Lear's feelings towards Cordelia? 14 In line 84 Lear uses metonymy by referring to the King of France as the 'vines of France' and to the Duke of Burgundy as the 'milk of Burgundy'.

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