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A few students are down with chest infections, so a small number of places freed up!

Like our notes? Let us help you in real life in the run up to the exams. Get an exam-focused session with the author of the notes.

We will cover English Paper 1 and Paper 2 for Higher Level.
We will cover Paper 1 entirely. For Paper 2 we will include King Lear, The Great Gatsby, Comparative, Poetry (prioritising the key suspects for June), how to approach Unseen Poetry and answer all your questions. Have a look at our notes contents to understand our approach.
16 December 2017

How long? 
10 a.m. - 3.45 p.m. We will take a break for lunch.
Martina, who got 8 A1s in her Leaving Cert, wrote most of the notes and answers your questions on Snapchat in the meantime, will host the course. Martina is an academic editor, writer, doctor and passionate educator. You can see her full career track here.

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John Donne Sample Answer and Notes: Startling Imagery In His Exploration of Relationships

“John Donne uses startling imagery and wit in his exploration of relationships.” 

Give your response to the poetry of John Donne in the light of this statement. Support your points with the aid of suitable reference to the poems you have studied. (2008 HL Paper II Q2)

John Donne Leaving Cert notes
Busy old fool, unruly sun
Although John Donne's poetry is four hundred years old, its startling imagery and wit provides it with an enduring quality that continues to fascinate readers today. Donne's exploration of relationships encompasses romantic relationships as well as his relationship with God. Indeed in some poems, there is an overlap in terms of language and imagery between physical and spiritual relationships. The essay begins by examining Donne's imagery and wit in his personal poems and leads to the more religiously-themed poems selected from his Holy Sonnets.

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It is a 26 A4 page (8,600 word) pdf download with only the most relevant material for your English Higher Level A1. 

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