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  1. Explore Plath's thoughts about fear, power and death in two of her poems, 'Medallion' and 'The Arrival of the Bee Box'.

    The box is possibly a metaphor, which concerns a potentially destructive chaos that the poet senses within herself. Both of these poems have a structure of some kind. `Medallion' has a three line methodical rhythm and it enhances Plath's reflective tone and highlights her calmness in the face of death. The descriptions of the brilliant colours in this poem emphasises the beauty of the snake There is no smiles or alliteration etc. as this is a predominantly visual poem. `The Arrival of the Bee Box' has no rhyme or rhythm but the reader gets a sense that practical skill is involved in the bee keeping and the element of mystery in the production of honey is an analogy for the craft of the verse.

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  2. This spreadsheet is going to be used to total up the number of tickets sold for the Sweet Charity production.

    All of this data will need to be collected beforehand. It is important that there are no errors. 3.0 The Work Sheets, Formulas and Functions I plan to Use 3.1 The Worksheets I Will Create I will create several worksheets these include ticket sales, graph data, year 7 8 and 9 graphs, a pie chart and a head teachers summary. 3.2 The Functions That I Will Use I will use two functions on my ticket sales sheet and graph data sheet, these are 'if' and 'sum' functions. I will only use the 'if' function once this is when I am trying to find out how many tickets I have left.

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  3. How does D.H Lawrence create impressions through his use of language in his novella "The Fox?"

    Masculinity is a main theme in 'The Fox' that weaves its self throughout the whole novella. March's gun and cap are symbols of her masculinity. This paragraph illustrates the semantic field within the paragraph through symbolism. Lawrence uses a descriptive fragment of writing to show the reader the contrasts between the physical and mental state of March, this is the semantic field of the paragraph. Lawrence writes that March is in a 'rapt state', suggesting that she is happier in this trance which is her 'constant state.'

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  4. The aim of the financial report is to supply information on the costs and revenue of the school production to the school governors. The finance office had some data on the income and expenditure of the school production.

    This creates a situation where the production seems to be directed for the adults as the primary audience. 10% of the tickets were sold to the OAP and their number was fair enough because not all OAPs would be interest in children school production. The total revenue that they earn that day was below the average because they spend less money on the advertisement. The tickets sales represents 67% of the maximum possible of these 65% was to adults, as can be seen in the pie chart below of the �977 income 81% come from adult ticket sales.

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  5. Escape From Alcatraz

    Was it a trap? Endless unanswered questions whirled around in my head. After a while of thinking, I decided that there weren't many options available to me except go back to the cell, which I had spent so much effort getting out of. I shut my eyes tightly and slid down the rough chute and hoped for the best. The cold air rushing past my face felt like a thousand knives stabbing me. The deeper down I got, the more nervous, sick and worried I felt. With a hard bump I landed on solid concrete.

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  6. Biography of D. H Lawrence

    He worked hard and made the best of this opportunity. School was a hard on his health and the family. At fifteen Lawrence began work at Haywoods, a surgical appliance manufacturer in Nottingham. Lawrence's health was not good and work at the factory did not help so he joined the local British School as a pupil-teacher.

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  7. What aspects of the short story tradition are exemplified in "Odour of Chrysanthemums"?

    Overall, though, this is a perfectly good example of a short story with a traditionally simple and linear plot. In terms of the timespan covered by a short story, there are traditionally at least two different types of short story. Often a plot will deal with a fairly long timespan, but the author will economise on description in order to fit the narrative into the length of a short story. Maupassant's "The Jewel's" is a perfect example of this type of narrative - the author describes the illness and death of the main character's wife in two short sentences.

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  8. Box Office Systems And Procedures

    This would hopefully attract more attention to the Fame display board, as we set up the box office underneath it. The box office consists of a table lined with an American flag, with a sign on top clearly stating when and where tickets will be on sale. Every morning at 10:05 (college break time) we set up the box office further with an order booklet, seating plans and a float (an exact example of these systems/procedures we are using are situated in the diary entries).

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  9. Snail-Blooded Experiences

    The fervent gatherings of the local children with a little customary ceremony along with the loud grumbling of the engine of the Russian plane ring in my mind. There was, however no jostling or shoving during the gathering period, and thus I often thought Africans were rather snail-blooded! Our house was not so imposing. It was a simple two-storey house with all the luxuries of life the local people would not expect. The house was amongst those of my dad's three other UN colleagues and there was a considerable amount of security surrounding our house.

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  10. Compare the role of the fathers in Captain Corelli's Mandolin and The Shell Seekers

    On the other hand Berni�res tells the story as it happens. The story is told from a wider point of view and it is more objective. This is why find out more of Dr. Iannis' faults than Lawrence's faults. This idea of faults makes it more realistic. We see that Iannis is really proud and does not like showing his feelings, he is very patriotic and sometimes this makes him unwelcoming towards foreigners. We see this when Corelli arrives at the house. Iannis makes his life very difficult just because he is an Italian. This is seen when Pelagia tells him: "Papakis, you made him feel like a flea." (Page 204)

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  11. "In their poems "Snake" and "Medallion", D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath describe the snakes in detail. What thoughts and feelings do the poets communicate to you by the images they use?"

    The stanzas are of different lengths and are of free verse. Again Lawrence communicates his feelings to the reader through the layout of the poem suggesting that the snake is very curvy and slender. The usage of free verse through the layout of the poem helps to show that the snake was curvy as the stanzas are of different length. The poem is irregular showing the poet communicating his thoughts of the appearance of the snake to the reader as snakes have many irregular patterns on their skin. Through the detailed contents of the poem the thoughts and feelings of the poet are presented clearly.

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  12. Look carefully at 'Tony Kytes The Arch Deceiver' by Thomas Hardy and 'Tickets Please by D.H Lawrence. What do these two short stories tell us about the roll of women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

    In 'The arch Deceiver' the first woman Unity Sallet is very forward but a little naive toward men. This is shown when she agrees to hide in the wagon so the next lady doesn't see them. Tony Kytes uses an excuse which makes it sound like it would be better for her, when he really is doing it for himself. "Now, dearest Unity will ye, to avoid all unpleasantness which I know ye can't bear more than I, will ye lie down in the back part of the wagon."

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  13. Studying the two poems "Beautiful Old Age" and "Winters Tale" I am going to comment on D H Lawrence's attitude to old age and Death.

    The first part of the second verse gives the reader the impression that Lawrence has had a hard life and to some extent is quite bitter about it. In the middle part he is saying that people take so much rubbish on board in their lives that it becomes a kind of twisted normality, Whereas if they didn't take so much rubbish and accept so many lies then "they would ripen like apples, and be scented like pippins in their old age".

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  14. Compare the female characters in DH Lawrence’s ‘Tickets, Please’ and Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver’. What are the differences and similarities between the ways they react to the male characters?

    Their main aim in life was to find a young man and settle down. As time progressed and the First World War began, men had to leave to fight a common enemy. This meant that women had acquired a new role as they started to work in factories, in the jobs the men had left behind. This set a new agenda for women as they took back control of their lives. This means that although the stories deal with the same subject, the time difference sets them apart. This fact also alters the way the women in the stories act.

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  15. Compare in detail two of the poems from the section on animals in the OCR anthology And indicate what interests you about them.

    There two was which Lawrence emphasised the long, slow movement of the snake. One is "And trailed his yellow-brown slackness soft-bellied down" and the other, which I see as more graceful is "He reached down from a fissure in the earth-wall in the gloom." Both of these quotations elongate the length of the snake. The poet then seems to stand and dwell on the snake's beauty, and is in awe of this creature. The snake however is completely oblivious to the poet's presence.

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  16. Why Is the Story called Fanny and Annie?

    This image is reinforced by the colour of scarf Harry is wearing, "his red-and-black scarf knotted round his neck," this could suggest the two personalities in the relationship, Harry's black drabness coupled with Fanny's fiery nature. We later learn that Fanny was once a "lady's maid" but had rejected that lifestyle to "come back to marry her first love, a foundry worker." However, we can see that Fanny is not entirely happy with the scenario she is in, this is best illustrated when she is comparing her arrival with her arrival at Gloucester, her previous dwellings, "Compare this with the arrival at Gloucester, the carriage for her mistress, the dogcart for herself...everybody so polite to her."

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  17. Compare and Contrast “Tony Kytes” the Arch Deceiver By Thomas Hardy and “Tickets Please” By Dh Lawrence.

    The two stories both have different variations in narrating. DH Lawrence is very descriptive and writes in a way that is omniscient. "Tony Kytes" has more dialogue than description. "Tony Kytes" begins with a anecdote, with the rest of the story in Cornish. Even some descriptions are written in Cornish. "Tony Kytes" is almost all in dialect, a Dorset dialect. Some examples are "o't" meaning "of it", "ee" for "you" and "tis" meaning "it is". This makes it perfectly clear it is in dialect. Only dialogue in "Tickets Please" is in dialect.

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  18. How Does Lawrence make clear to the Reader the Difficulties in the Relationship Between Men and Women?

    The dread deepens as time moves on and her fears are confirmed. While half-aware that this could happen, she was not actually prepared for it, and both women are numbed and unsure of their conflicting emotions by the end of the stories ' "shut up, for God's sake!" cried Annie fiercely, as if in torture'. Annie almost regrets her actions against John; we know that she had begun to feel strongly for him, which is why she tried to push him into a more serious relationship.

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  19. Comparing And Contrasting D.H. Lawrence Short Stories

    'Strike Pay', however, includes lines such as: a male character addressing his wife: "Are you goin 'ter gi' e me ony bloody tea'', which shows the male dominance. 'Tickets, Please' uses sexual subtexts to establish the female dominance. For example, the main male character is named John Thomas, a term which Lawrence also used as an synonym for the word 'penis'. This suggests that the female characters were used as a metaphor for women-kind world-wide, and were struggling to battle objectification as sex-objects by men.

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  20. Compare the behaviour of the men and women in the two stories, one written before and one after the 1900. Explore what you discover and how you learn of the writer’s viewpoints.

    They get their own back on him, but John Thomas being clever breaks her heart because he had chosen her out of all the girls. So both stories include men cheating or lying to women. I will compare how they differ because of the different time period and their overall behaviour towards each other. " 'Tony Kytes' is a very simple, funny and at times serious story. The women are supposed to be loving and caring. They are the sort of women who wouldn't be seen going around alone.

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  21. An Essay Comparing ‘Medallion’ and ‘Snake’

    The snake is happy in death, it is grinning, almost as though death has perfected it. In line seven, 'Tongue a rose coloured arrow' is a metaphor. This perfects the snake further. Since the snake is so beautiful, the narrator picks it up to examine it in more detail. Its 'little vermilion eye' represents the fires of Hell where the snake is going, as it is often thought of as an evil creature. The words 'flame' and 'light' emphasise this further in the next stanza. The description is perfecting the snake's appearance. Its belly is coloured by the rays of the sun, and another metaphor is used, 'Going under the chain mail'.

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  22. Explain how the opening three paragraphs of “Tickets Please” create an appropriate atmosphere for the rest of the story.

    His father was a miner and he has obviously drawn upon his own experiences of the views of the surrounding area to help to help create the atmosphere for the setting of the story. Lawrence was also a moralist who believed that "Modern day man was in danger of loosing the quality of life." This becomes very evident in the description contained in the first paragraph where he is almost saying that life in this village is as black, gloomy and boring as the scene witnessed from the tramcar.

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  23. D.H. Lawrence's 'Snake'.

    The true daunting forces of the narrator's sentiments are the "voices of [his] education" (22). While the said voices remain mysterious, foreboding, and unnatural in Lawrence's realm of natural thought and environment, the snake is familiar, and is accredited with figurative familiarity: He lifted his head from drinking, as cattle do, He looked at me vaguely as drinking cattle do (16-17). Comparing the snake's actions to the docile, accustomed behaviour of a primarily agricultural species lessens the threat that the snake projects, yet the poem's tension is not respectively decreased.

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  24. Compare and contrast the different attitude to animal shown by the poet in the poems I have read.

    The reason why this happens is because he has a very vivid imagination, which makes him think that these are very dangerous. Snake is about how that DH Lawrence has an encounter with a snake. The poet attitude towards the animal is very mixed as the snake as intrigues him by the quote (And looked around like a god unseeing god unseeing into the air.) You can also see that he is scared by the presents of the snake (And as he put his head into that dreadful hole.)

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  25. Tickets, Please

    DH Lawrence personificates the tram by saying it purrs, suggesting some form of cat and somewhat daredevil. There is a notion of a race against time as "But in a few minutes- the Co-operative Wholesale Society's Shops gives us the time- and away it starts once more on the adventure." The language is mostly compromised of short mono/disyllabic adjectives and nouns giving us the quick and sharp effect when the tram is in the city but when it enters the country; the words become longer polysyllabic producing a long sound.

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