Commentary on an excerpt from “The Dragon Can’t Dance” – Christopher James Lee

Having fallen victim to colonialism and slavery in the eighteenth century, Trinidad’s society embodies a spirit of resistance, a spirit of fight and rebellion against authority. This is displayed and exhibited through none other than the Carnival. In the novel The Dragon Can’t Dance, one of the more profound reoccurring themes that author Earl Lovelace […]

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Commentary on Frankenstein – Justin Lau

Victor Frankenstein’s abomination is finally brought to existence right at the beginning of the fifth chapter of Mary Shelley’s horror tale. Victor was ardent and eager for his creation to be brought to life. He originally expected that the monster would be a beautiful being and feverishly looked forward to the completion of his project. However,

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In at least two works of poetry you have studied, compare how images convey the thoughts and feelings of the speaker. – Justin Chor Yu Liu

Poetry, compared to prose, is a short and succinct form of literature, so not a word or line is to be wasted; each image is meticulously crafted by the poet to achieve maximum effect. These effects may vary in how much they shock, stun, or surprise the reader, but they are all devoted to the same ultimate goal — to convey the thoughts and feelings of their poets, and to deliver thematic material embedded with emotion.

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