Coming out of my cage – don’t worry, I’ve been doing just fine!

I was clearing out my mail-box yesterday afternoon, and stumble across a thread of e-mails from WordPress. There was a particularly lovely one from a girl called Sophie – thank you so much for that -, as well as others from not only fellow Literature students, but people from around the world! Naturally, I had  to log back in on the website and look through my notifications. The whole hour of looking back over my work was heartwarming. What started out as a task set by our teacher in order to share our work with the class, turned out to be a sort of habit. Every sunday night, I would gather all of my class-notes from the week, and write about the works of Heaney and Sheers.

At the start of this school year, I moved schools, changed teachers, and was no longer required to carry on updating the blog. However, – whether it be fueled by nostalgia or two free lessons every day – I have decided I’d like to resurrect ‘Dom’s Lit’ and keep on sharing my experiences as I explore Literature.

This year I have and will further study: The Tempest by Shakespeare; John Donne’s Selected Poems (Penguin Classics); Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy; Atonement by Ian McEwan; and a variety of different poems within my ‘Unseen Poetry’ topic.

If any of those poems, novels and/or plays interest you, or you’d like to get to know more about them, or you’re simply looking for a laugh, I would love it if you got involved through the ‘comment’ button on my posts! However, if you’re really shy, maybe give the posts a thumbs up (or down if you prefer) so I know you’re there!

Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me and read my work, you’re all stars!

Here’s to 2017.

Dom x




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