Language & ICT

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Sites for Poems Review (and Much, Much More!)


My Choices:

1st) http://www.shakespeare-online.com/

  1. Shakespeare Online provides a wide range of information regarding, as the name suggests, Shakespeare or William Shakespeare.  It provides a detailed biography of him and his family, a complete list (and text) of work he had written and conducted, pages of their analysis, the list of stages he’d worked in, and the group of scholars of his honor.  You may refer to the directory to guide you through the website.  Most importantly, it helps you understand a work, for example a sonnet, line by line to decode the language to what we call our standard English right now.
  2. The site displays all Shakespeare’s work, from sonnets to plays, with analysis to help readers understand what the man had written especially because of the language used and the implicit of the text. Example… Sonnet 18. (Do click the thumbnails for larger view.)

3. Figuratively, the site is created for people who study art and literature all around the world, especially the ones whom his major is Shakepeare’s writing and the person himself.

2nd) http://poemsworld1.wordpress.com/

  1. This blog, known as Poems World analyzes the poems in Malaysian secondary school English literature poems.  Personally I feel it helps teachers to understand better and easier, and students can even go online and read it here if they refuse to read the conventional material since the input is related.  It even has videos for them to see regarding the poems.
  2. The main objectives are:
  • Understanding and retelling in one’s own words the story, play, poem and song heard and read, and the film viewed, and giving one’s opinion of the text
  • Explaining the message the writer tries to convey and discussing how this relates to one’s life
  • Reciting poems with feeling and expression

3.  This site is targeted on teachers of literature as well as students (of Malaysian secondary schools) as it gives more interactive and simpler approach of understanding the literature work.  Proof? Now let us take the same example of poem: Sonnet 18.


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March 11, 2010 Posted by | Literature | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Art Attack!


Definitely having art attack at the moment.  This, I will prove by sharing with you two favorite art piece of mine:

Sonnet 18 by none-other-than William Shakespeare (1609)

and

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (1920)

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~ Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare ~

Sonnet 18 is the most known and loved sonnet in the sum of 154 sonnet.

The author, William Shakespeare needs no introduction forhis masterpiece is well-known and treasured till this very moment.

In fact, every now and then, people would do remakes of his work to re-live this playwright/poet/actor’s remarkable talent.

His other works include:

  • the world phenomenon : Romeo and Juliet
  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • my personal favorite, The Taming of the Shrew

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~ The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost ~

Robert Lee Frost, American poet and playwright had won (not one, not two, not three but) four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry during his career.

  • 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes
  • 1931 for Collected Poems
  • 1937 for A Further Range
  • 1943 for A Witness Tree

Despite having to relate more to rural-based writing, Frost grew up in the city.

He published his first poem in his high school magazine.

I reckon one’s passion starts early, ey?

Frost quoted:

“One stanza of ‘The Road Not Taken’ was written while I was sitting on a sofa in the middle of England: was found three or four years later, and I couldn’t bear not to finish it. I wasn’t thinking about myself there, but about a friend who had gone off to war, a person who, whichever road he went, would be sorry he didn’t go the other. He was hard on himself that way.”
~ Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference August 1953

March 10, 2010 Posted by | Literature | , , | 1 Comment