Category: SS 2 Literature in English (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term)

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NON AFRICA POETRY. SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER DAY

NON AFRICA POETRY. SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER DAY, BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more…

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NON AFRICA POETRY: BIRCHES, CONTENT ANALYSIS AND POETIC DEVICES

” Birches ” is a poem by American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963). It was collected in Frost’s third collection of poetry Mountain Interval that was…

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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,…

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER: THE THEMES OF THE PLAY

Themes Class Bias Until Kate teaches him a lesson, Marlow responds to women solely on the basis of their status in society. He looks down…

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PLAY

Setting Most of the action takes place in the Hardcastle mansion in the English countryside, about sixty miles from London. The mansion is an old…

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER STUDIES AND ANALYSIS OF ACT FIVE

Act 5 Plot Summary Sir Charles Marlow after arrival, shares a hearty laugh with Hastings over Marlow’s confusion. Marlow, besides apologising, declares his reluctance in…

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SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER STUDIES AND ANALYSIS OF ACT THREE AND FOUR

Act 3 Plot Summary Both Mr. Hardcastle and Kate seem confused with their experiences with Marlow. Mr. Hardcastle proclaims him to be an impudent fellow,…

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She Stoops to Conquer Summary and Analysis of Scene One

The play opens in its primary setting, a chamber in the “old- fashioned” country house of Mr Hardcastle . Mr and Mrs. Hardcastle enter amid…

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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…

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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…

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The themes and characterization of the novel

THEMES / THEME ANALYSIS The following are themes of Native Son. RACISM Native Son is an indictment of racism. Racism affects Bigger’s life at home,…

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THE SETTING OF NATIVE SON BY RICHARD WRIGHT

Chicago. Illinoi is largest city and the industrial center of the Midwest. Richard Wright’s family was one of thousands of southern black families that migrated…

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The plot of Native Son by Richard Wright

The novel Native Son begins in the Thomas apartment in 1930s Chicago, where Bigger, his sister Vera, his mother (Ma), and brother Buddy all live,…

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THE SCHOOL BOY: WILLIAM BLAKE

‘The School Boy’ is a Romantic poem. It helps to foreground the focus of attention of the poet. The poem is the lamentation of a…

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THE PROUD KING BY WILLIAM MORRIS

’The proud king’ is a poem about the evil inherent in arrogance and pride, which is a thematic preoccupation that is present in many culture…

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THE PULLEY: BY GEORGE HERBERT

A clear understanding of the poem requires that reference be made to Pandora’s box of gifts. Closly related to the Pandora’s box myth and also…

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CROSSING THE BAR BY ALFRED LORD TENNYSON

This poem is said to have been written in 1889. The poet, Tennyson, wrote it after a serious illness at sea. No wonder the poem…

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THE AVIL AND THE HAMMER. KOFI AWONOOR

The poem talks about the experience of the poet on how to cope with modern trends. He found himself struggling for survival between the old…

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THE PANIC OF GROWING OLDER BY LENRIE PETER

The poet examines the transitional stages in man’s life. He tries to point out what man feels or knows at the time of his growth…

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THE DINNING TABLE BY GBANABAM HALLOWELL

The poem has its background in the ten year civil war that ravaged the country of Sierra – Leone during which a lot of lives…

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