Tutor profile: Will B.
How should I approach analysing Shakespeare's verse?
The more specific you are, the better. Avoid making general points about the effect of iambic pentameter or rhyme; instead, look at specific instances where the metre is irregular, the rhythm seems especially audible, and the rhyme is jarring or noticeable.
How can I use critical quotations in my essay?
A critical quotation can be used at lots of different points in your essay. It might be appropriate in an introduction, to encapsulate the tradition within which you are working. In the main body of your essay, a critical quotation could be used to show what is unique or different about a particular aspect of your close reading - you might show, for example, how other critics have read a metaphor or simile in a different light. In a conclusion, you could use a critical quotation to show how your essay has refined, nuanced, or challenged a consensus.
Subject: English as a Second Language
How can I make my speech more natural?
One way to sound more like a native when you're speaking is to use the verbal fillers that are common in English. These include phrases such as 'you know', 'well', 'er', and 'um'. Using these when you are thinking, or unsure of a word, is a much better than silence, and will make you sound much more fluent.
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