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Literature in English

THE STYLE AND DRAMATIC TECHNIQUE OF THE PLAY (SHE STOOP’S TO CONQUER BY OLIVER GOLDSMITHS)

Style and Structure Goldsmith’s style is wry, witty, and simple but graceful. From beginning to end, the play is both entertaining and easy to understand, presenting few words and idioms that modern audiences would not understand. It is also well constructed and moves along rapidly, the events of the fir act—in particular, references to Tony

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SHE STOOD TO CONQUER

One of the eighteenth- century’s most enduring comedies, She Stoops to Conquer takes a comedic, often farcical, look at the behavior and marital expectations of the upper classes in England at this time. The play centers around the desire of Hardcastle, a wealthy landowner in the country, for his daughter, Kate Hardcastle, to marry the

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REVISION: LITERARY DEVICES

Allegory Definition: An allegory is a symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abstract, concept is conveyed with the aid of a more corporeal object or idea being used as an example. Usually a rhetoric device, an allegory suggests a meaning via metaphoric examples. Example: Faith is like a stony uphill climb: a

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NON-AFRICAN POETRY

PULLEY ABOUT THE AUTHOR George Herbert (1593-1633) like Donne had both a political career (as public orator at Cambridge University and as a Member of Parliament, and religious career as a pastor at Bremerton). His poems reflect a consonant attempt to a comfortable and lasting relationship between himself and God. These attempts were frustrated by

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Oliver goldsmith is an Irishman that was born to rev. goldsmith in 1728 at Pallas. The goldsmiths appeared not interested to worldly matters. He lives in solitude. Some cherished staying with adults sometimes. He hated some of the characters of his teachers. Hence thy did not inspire him. His teachers regarded him

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THE ANVIL AND THE HAMMER

Written by Kofi Awoonor Kofi Awoonor was born at Wheta, near Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana, of a Togolese mother and a Sierra Leonean Father. He was educated in Ghana at Achimota College and the University of Ghana, where he graduated in English Language and Literature. He taught for sometimes at the University

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AFRICAN PEOTRY

GABRIEL IMOMOTINE OBAINBAING OKARA: was born in 1921 in the ijaw area of the delta region of Nigeria. After hi secondary education in, Nigeria, he developed himself, by private reading and deep thinking, into a remarkable person and poet. He is known a principal information officer in the eastern Nigeria government service. His poems and

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THE BLOOD OF A STRANGER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Raymond Caleb Ayodele Charley was born on 27th March 1948. He schooled in Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown and onwards in Leads University London. He studied theatre Arts. He worked as a civil servant in the Ministry of Education before being appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Dramatic Arts of

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