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SS 1 Literature in English (1st, 2nd & 3rd term) Literature In English (All Classes)

ORAL TRADITION OF LITERATURE

This is the passing on from one generation (and/or Locality) to another of songs, charts, proverbs and other version compositions within and between non-literate cultures; or the accumulated stock of works thus transmitted by word of mouth. Ballade, Folktales, and the works emerging from an oral tradition will often be found in several different versions, […]

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DRAMA

WHAT IS DRAMA Drama is defined as a penetration of life through artificial means. It is an imitation of an action. It is a type of story that exists mainly in action and performed on the stage by different characters. The origins of Drama are likely to be found in early religions ceremonies and festivals. […]

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DIFFERENT FORMS OF POETRY AND TYPES OF POETRY

Ballad: The word, ballad is derived from a Latin word “ballare” meaning “to dance”. It comprises words which are out of current use. The poem derived from village festivals and are not often written but handed down orally from generation to generation. The themes are based on popular stories or legends and great village heroes. […]

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POETRY

WHAT IS POETRY? Poetry is a branch of Literature and it is a collection of poems. What is a poem? Poem is a feeling expressed in imaginative language and in deep thought. The person that writes poem is a Poet while the female counterpart is a Poetess. According to wordsworth, poetry is defined as an […]

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PROSE

WHAT IS PROSE? The third genie of Literature is Prose. Prose which is a literacy piece expressed in ordinary and straight forward language other than in Verse. A writer of Prose is known as PROSE MAN or PROSAIST. The chief character in prose or any literacy piece is known as AGONIST. If any literacy work […]

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ELEMENT OF PROSE

Plot:The plot usually refers to the sequence of events and happening that make up a story. There is usually a pattern, unintended or intentional, that threads the plot together. The plot basically refers to the main outcome and order of story. There is another view of plot in literature as well; it refers to the […]

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FICTION AND NON-FICTION

What is Friction? This is the general term for invented stories, now usually applied to novels, short stories, novellus, romances, fabled and other narrative works in prose, even though most plays and narrative poems are also fictional. Example of Friction Fable:Fable is a brief tale in verse or prose that conveys a moral lesson, usually […]

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GENRE OF LITERATURE – PROSE, POETRY AND DRAMA

Literature in this sense is generally grouped under three main genres: poetry, prose, and drama. Each of these genre has certain features that make it distinctive from others; and it is how these features are deployed by the muter that attracts the attention of the reader in his or her appreciation of the work.   […]

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Introduction to the study of Literature-In-English

In general Literature means “Written language” – everything that is “written” and this includes texts produced in disciplines such as Law, Science, Sports, Religion, History, Economics, Technology e.t.c.   What is literature as a subject of study? Literature is a creative or imaginative work of art that is produced by a novelist, poet, or playwright. […]

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