Jessie Fok: English Literature

Jessie Fok: English Literature

When I was 15 years old in Hong Kong I happened to be reading Romeo and Juliet on my own just. He says: ‘Her eye in heaven would through the airy region stream so bright That birds would sing and think it were not night’. That was the time that I realised that the English language […]

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Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3

Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II: Crash Course English Literature #3

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course English Literature, and today we return to Romeo and Juliet, a tale of love and woe. Or else a tale of lust and woe. Anyway, it’s definitely a tale of woe. As the play begins, Romeo is telling us that he is completely in love with a […]

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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and this is The Great Gatsby. This novel barely makes it to 200 pages even with rather large print, and yet it’s so magnificently complex and rich that we can’t possibly do it justice in two videos so today we’re gonna focus on a specific question: […]

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How to Pun Like The Masters

How to Pun Like The Masters

Everybody hates puns, right? Drop a pun into your water cooler conversations, and you’ll instantly become a social piranha. But a pun can be an incredibly useful way to load meaning into your writing, so how can you use a pun without making people roll their eyes? Girl: Sometimes I sleep on the napkins when […]

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