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Golding’s Writing Style

Lord of the Flies

This programme provides detailed analyses and examples of Golding’s methods, and the key elements of his writing style. It explains the concepts of fable and allegory, and explores Golding’s complex use of symbolism with particular reference to the conch, the fire, clothing and Piggy’s glasses.

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Animal Farm

Part biography, part history lesson, this clip provides an introduction to Animal Farm prior to studying the novel. Information on George Orwell's life experiences and beliefs shed light on his motives for writing this powerful classic. Allegory, totalitarianism and communism are explained.

Golding’s Writing Style

Lord of the Flies

This programme provides detailed analyses and examples of Golding’s methods, and the key elements of his writing style. It explains the concepts of fable and allegory, and explores Golding’s complex use of symbolism with particular reference to the conch, the fire, clothing and Piggy’s glasses.

Short Form Poetry

Know Your Poetry

This fun introduction to short forms offers both an overview and a close look at four forms: haiku, cinquain, limerick and triolet. Sample poems and specific information about their crafting will aid students in their study and appreciation of poetry.

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