Through a long period, Englishhas been an important language to Norwegian people. From the kids are smallthey are watching the television in English, and as they grow up they learn totalk in English, most of them, really good. Furthermore, English is animportant language for understanding post that we see all around the socialmedias. Every day Norwegians are reading English, so in my opinion it is suchan important language to them.

After some years of learningEnglish as a foreign language we have started to borrow some words from thelanguage. As for example Spaniards has started borrowing English words, it hasdeveloped in a new variety of English called Spanglish. As time goes onNorwegian people borrow more and more words from the English language, andmaybe one day there will also develop in to a new variety of English calledNorwglish?

I believe that after someyears Norwegian will be developing this variety of English, since with theyears Norwegians are borrowing more and more words from English and using theyin their daily speech.

- Claudia



We all know that English already has a big impact in our language. I believe that in the near future there will be more English words incorporated in the Norwegian language. You can already see how affected it is today. The reason so, is that the new generation is much more surrounded by English. We have more international access than ever before. Today we have the social media, we watch English speaking movies and series, and we do mostly listen to English music.

So the big question is: will English take over Norwegian? 

Well I hope so. .I do not feel that Norwegian is an important language. I think that we will have much more opportunities with English and that we will reach further with it. So I do hope that Norway will someday develop its form of English. But my biggest wish is that Norwegian will disappear forever, and we will only be speaking English. 

Xoxo Silje 

Bilderesultat for vil engelsk ta over norsk




Walter walked wearily while wondering where Wallywas.

Devin’s dog dove deep in the dam, drinking dirtywater as he dove.


Her hair were golden

He was swimming in an ocean of his own tears


The stars were dancing elegantly in the sky.

Time flew by, and suddenly it had been a wholeyear since the incident.


He was as brave as a lion.

She was as beautiful as a rose.



Homework –Couplets

He was a little tense

The notice made no sense

Twinkle Twinkle little whore

Close your legs its not a door

Lightening, thunder, all around

Soon the rain falls on the ground

- Silje




There was a man, his name was Sam,  he always told himself that he can,  but we all know it was scam.

She knew how to blow

and dance on a pole

she knew how to live and run down a hill

I hate lime

I really suck at rimes

I wish sometimes

homework didn't exist.



Lyric expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet. Lyric was used in poems back in the past, but it's also very popular in today's society. Rappers use lyric very much, and also people who write songs. *

Methapor is very much used in books for you to imagine the surroundings more. "She smelled like a bouquet of roses" makes you imagine that she smells very good when you read about it, right? That's what methapores is all about! Two things are compared, usually by saying one thing is another.

A refrain is a phrase that is repeatet through a poem. Most of the time it is a way to make the point of the poem stand out.


Personification is a figure of speech thatgives nonhuman things human attributes, examples for this can be “The roof wasas high as the sky”, or “The wind was howling as a wolf”.


The definition of onomatopoeia is that aword phonetically describes, imitates, suggests or resembles the source of thesound that it makes. Examples of onomatopoeic words can be such as “buzz”, “meow”,“oink”,” roar”, and “beep”.


Narrative is the use of a written or spokencommentary to convey a story to an audience. For example, a narrator is apersonal character or a non personal voice that the author uses is their storyto deliver information to the audience. 



Alliteration is when you use words that have the same sound at the beginning like "Stellar students synthesize sweet sentences."

"Blue cartoons play through the boob tube" is an example of assonance ---- when a bunch of words in a row share similar sounds (like the "oo" sound in the quote).

A couplet is two lines of poetry that usally rhyme. Here's a famous couplet: "Good night! Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow/ That shall say good night till it be morrow."

Praising your favorite sports team is one thing, but if you call the team the most incredible group of humans ever to walk the earth , then you're going overboard and indulging in hyperbole.

Picture this: imagery is a noun to describe the way things or ideas seem in your mind or in art og literature.

A limerick is a humorous form of poetry that rhymes and has five lines. Many limericks are dirty.

Bilderesultat for poem



The first Viking invasion of England

8th C. AD (Anno Domini) first Vikings arrived in England. Early raiding- monastery

9th C AD big invasion- conquered northern part of England until 886- stopped by Saxon king

10th C AD- second invasion- they did not respect an agreement about not invading the country (took both the money and most of the country)

Knut the Great- 1016 he got a lot of England, he died 1035 and his son took over for 2 years- some Scandinavian words (root) – 1066 Remember French invasion from Normandy- William became king of England and therefore French became the official language.

Henry V

Defeated the French

Born 1386-87 (14th C.)

Prince of Wales 1399 when his father became king

1413 (15th C.) became king of England

Influence of French words

Samuel Johnson’s dictionary= dictionary UK

Published 15th April 1755 (18th C)- 2 volumes

Most influential dictionary of the English language.

Worked for 9 years on it

Best until Oxford dictionary

Worked on his own (and the clergy)

He was also a poet

Noah Webster=dictionary USA

Born 1758

American linguist

Father of American scholarship

Important for the school system in the USA


TheDeclaration of Independence USA

Philadelphia 4th July 1776

13 American colonies are free and independent and no longer underBritish rule

Thomas Jefferson + 56 people

The penal colonyBotany Bay

1770 Captain James Cook discovers Australia

1788 Botany Bay – Sydney- British settled there

11 boats- 250 normal people- crew

750- 800 prisoners-criminals