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Grade 12 English Literature students recent works

The Grade 12 English Literature students have recently explored some imitation compositions, which are modelled after Sir Francis Bacon’s “Of Essay” collection, published in 1625.  He is known as the “father of the English Essay,” and his style has been described as “compact yet polished and, indeed, some of its conciseness is due to the skillful adaptation of Latin idiom and phrase. His sentences are pregnant and have the capability of expending into paragraph. He had a great and impressive mastery over the art of saying maximum into minimum words….His main stylistic features are aphorisms, paradox, rich imagery, analogy, and allusion” (American International Journal of Social Science Research; Vol. 5, No. 1; 2020). 

Please enjoy these lively efforts from our graduating students. 

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The Grade 12 English Literature students have also explored rhetorical analysis and composition, specifically responding to the question Pearl Buck poses in her 1967 essay entitled “My Neighbour's Son”: 

Are the youth today involved in the “Steam of Life?”   

Their responses were robust and offered a sophisticated answer to this complex question. 

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Please enjoy these fine efforts from our graduating students. 

Mr. Cherny  

Head of English Department 

 

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