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    Romanticism creative writing

    No, don't. It's dead boring. Experiment with times, styles, language. Use some Romantic conventions, satirise others. Write something that's clever and shows that you know more about Romanticism than that it values nature and the individual. Which themes would those be? I dare you to prove to...
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    pages for the pip?

    Everyone seems obsessed about having an appendix. Haven't you read the marker's comments? The one thing they say every year is that they aren't necessary, and the vast majority of students just attach them to make their work look good and don't talk about them at all, which does absolutely...
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    Romanticism

    I'm kinda using my romanticism stuff for EE2 because mine's set in Germany in the early 1800s, but it's not really to do with romantic philosophy in itself. Just set in the general time.
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    Romanticism

    I can see that. :haha: Actually, I don't think there has been. I could go on a big long tangent here, but I have my half-yearly English AOS exam tomorrow and gotta go revise! That is, if I can get into town tomorrow... It's flooding up north.
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    Practice Essay Questions for Belonging

    I'm annoyed that there are no past exam questions I can look at! From what I gather, the questions won't be as specific as the ones suggested here. They need to be very open to cater for different texts and standard/ESL people. The only thing the BOS has released is one sample paper, and the...
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    Romanticism

    Resonances of Romanticism are evident in so many modern texts, and if you explore those properly and in depth, link them back to social and political paradigm shifts, analyse the features of Romanticism properly, then you can do modern texts. The thing with Romantic era texts is that everyone is...
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    Romanticism - wider social and political contexts?

    Romanticism goes back to the Enlightenment. This was a time when the grand narrative that ruled was religion - the englightenment ideas of rationality and science upset this and slowly introduced the grand narrative of science. Science leads to technology, which lead to the beginning of the...
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    Romanticism

    No, that's what people think. Possession is hard. But it's good. And too many people are scared of challenging themselves.
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    whats everyone doing for their major works?

    Wow, that sounds really cool! I'd love to see what you come up with.
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    Growing up in a different country.

    If you're looking for people who have grown up in different countries, I lived in Germany for two years, year 5 and 6. PM me if you want to ask anything.
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    Romanticism

    I think they're probably suffering from 'oh no! it's long and thick... too hard!' syndrome. ;)
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    Topics for '09

    With the topic or with the proposal? You don't happen to be an expert of Greek homosexuality, do you? Proposal's ok. I should really not do things the night before they're due though.
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    Topics for '09

    I'm doing changing interpretations of homosexuality in the Hellenistic World, with focus on ancient (Plato etc), modern (Kenneth Dover) and postmodern-interdisciplinary (David Halperin, Cultural studies stuff) interpretations. Also accounting for the huge gaps in study in between. And I am...
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    Romanticism

    You could look at Twilight from the perspective of literary development from Dracula and the Romantic/gothic vampire literature through people like Rice and then Meyer, but don't do Twilight by itself. You'd have to demonstrate that you know how vampire literature evolved from quite powerful...
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    Attention: those who dropped Ext 1 cause of Romanticism [Austen/Bronte]

    Oh, don't get me started on Twilight! For god's sake, there's better ways to use your time... Even better ways to waste it. Seriously, why it's driving people so crazy is incomprehensible to me. Ok, maybe it's not incomprehensible, I know why people like it. I just can't believe how people...
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    Attention: those who dropped Ext 1 cause of Romanticism [Austen/Bronte]

    I read Possession for the first time in year 9 and then used it for a critical study of choice in year 10 and absolutely loved it. There's so much criticism in and about it, it's multifaceted, riveting, and generally beautifully written. (Unlike the movie - don't watch it. You'll find you like...
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    Question for project - homosexuality in ancient greece

    Homosexuality is the common term used in ancient history and gender/sexuality studies in regards to ancient greece. Besides, 'homo' means man, so it's suitable. However there is a point that homosexual people didn't exist until the church founded it - in Greece, homosexual acts were common, but...
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    how many people are doing history extension in your school?

    Just me! Which is good, because there's no one to hold me back... Except my teacher.
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    Question for project - homosexuality in ancient greece

    Yeah, I think there's more historiographical scope in b and c as well. Luckily enough my teacher is pretty ok with homosexuality and stuff, and my ancient history teacher from last year (I finished AH early, last HSC) is really knowledgeable in that sort of area. I'm a gay/lesbian rights...
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    Question for project - homosexuality in ancient greece

    Hi everyone, I was wondering which of these questions would be a good question do base my history project on. My general topic is homosexuality in Ancient Greece/the Hellenistic world. Question idea: To what extent was homosexuality an intrinsic aspect of the Hellenistic elite classes? Or...
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