Part 2 – Creative Reading – Research

Character archetypes – Carl Jung defined 12 types of character archetypes, the following three websites give clear and extensive descriptions of the types of characters there are, althought ‘Writers Write’ website has changed the name of some of the characters that are not the same as the other two websites.

Now Novel

Writers Write

Learning Mind

Metaphor is one of the mainstays of rap: – According to Aristotle, of all the modes of expression “the greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor.  It is the mark of a genius … ”  In art, we say a picture is worth a thousand words; In literature, so is a metaphor.   An example website of a Metaphor being one of the mainstays of rap is on the Flocabulary website under the title of Hip Hop Metaphors (accessed September 12, 2018)

I also came across an interesting article regarding metaphorical concepts in rap music by Scott Crossley Metaphorical Conceptions in Hip-Hop Music (2005) African American Review (accessed September 12, 2018).  At the time of print Scott Crossley was a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Memphis and a visiting professor at Mississippi State University.  – (accessed September 16, 2018) this website has been recommended by OCA – it is a resource for Poets and Poetry and contains explanations of what poetry is, terms in poetry, famous poets and links to poetry.

Poetry Foundation (accessed September 16, 2018) – another website recommended by OCA. It is a really informative website offering lots of different awards with high cash prizes.  Although it does seem to be prominently American and offering the prizes to Americans.

The Society of Classical Poets – (accessed September 27, 2018) On this website the author has listed their ten top classical poems and gives their interpretation of what the poems mean.  I thought it to be a helpful website to get an idea of the depth of meaning that these type of classical poems have.

Eettalfonso – a blog I came across when researching Alliteration poems, loved this little example about a tiger. (Accessed September 23, 2018).  –  A website I came across when looking for the poem Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas.  Lovely selection of poems and easy to navigate poems and poets, not just in text but also in audio and video form. – (Accessed October 2, 2018)


Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas – Beautifully recited by Thomas himself, sounds quite melodramatic and somber, almost medieval (accessed October 3, 2018)

Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas – narrated by Richard Burton – Richard Burton recites in a slightly more cheerful version of the poem and can feel the happiness of Thomas as a child he plays and acts in the first part of the poem, becoming more somber as the poem continues (accessed October 3, 2018)

Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas – narrated by Prince Charles – Prince Charles recites the poem sounding very lighthearted, is lovely to hear him reading this poem and a different sound effect to the other more somber readings (accessed October 3, 2018)

Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas – narrated by Julian Scutts – Another reading this time by Julian Scutts who also gives valuable insight into the poem suggesting a more sinister angle towards the end with reference to the Pipe Piper of Hamlet poem, having his childhood taken from him, and with rumours suggesting the farm was used by a hangman who murdered someone by hanging them in the barn and then committing suicide (accessed October 3, 2018)


Grammar – In order to use different types of narrator, Exercise 1 asked us to write a couple of sentences differently from the extract from The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006) by writing in the First Person and the Second person narrator.  To confirm the correct grammar I researched and found this very handy website that shows you the difference in first/second and third person. – accessed October 14, 2018.

Stylistics – ‘the study of the devices in languages (such as rhetorical figures and syntactical patterns) that are considered to produce expressive or literary style’ according to the online Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica accessed October 17, 2018

No Punctuation in The Road – Why?–    I googled this question and came across this wonderful website that reviews books – In The Road the author doesn’t use speech marks – this was the reason given by  dymatsuoka eNotes educator| Certified Educator on eNotes, accessed October 17, 2018


Assignment 2 Research

Quora – answers questions on poems – accessed October 23, 2018

Loughborough university accessed oct 22 2018–gk

Nick Cartwright

Prof m green

Chris Day of Quora

map of Starnbergersee – Lake in Munich, Germany

colonnade – Belvedere at the pfiingstberg palace in Germany

Archduke – A man of high ranking – Austrian Royal Family – Assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand start of first world war.

The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes

Guardian write up on The Death of the Author


Alec Guiness reading The Waste Land

Lecture on The Waste Land by Tim McGee

MLA Style

Works Cited:

Shmoop Editorial Team. “The Waste Land.” Shmoop. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 25 Oct. 2018.

In-text Citation

(Shmoop Editorial Team)

T. S. Eliot’s Modernism in TheWaste Land Asha F. Solomon Department off English,Montfort College, Lucknow