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Title      : MPP-English
Subject      : English
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 49/568
Total Price      : Rs.      : 426
 
 
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History of English Literature Total views (422)  
This unit deals about the history of English Literature.English, is spoken as the mother tongue of the people of North America, Australia and New Zealand and by sections (large' and small) of the population of countries so widely different as Ireland, Africa, India, Pakistan, Srilanka, Malaysia, The Philippines and The West Indies. English is now the first language in increasing number of homes i ......
Pages: 4
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Backgrounds: Classical and Christian Total views (413)  
English literature. like any literature. is the result of a confrontation of life by sundry gifted men and women, an imaginative ordering of this experience, and its translation through the medium of language into art. Life has both universal and local or temporal aspects and it is the business of the poet to seize as far as possible the universal aspects of an experience and incarnate them in l ......
Pages: 4
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Approaches to Literature - I Total views (409)  
Art and Life . cannot, after all, be kept in wholly autonomous compartment?, and likewise aesthetic and moral values too cannot be treated as utterly independent of one another. As Charles Morgan aptly puts it, Man cannot begin to think more or less of religion, of love, of equality, of possessing of power of all else by which his mind and spirit are engaged". The raw stuff of life undergoes a ce ......
Pages: 4
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Approaches to Literature - II Total views (414)  
There are three kinds of novel a action novel, the character-novel and the 'dramatic novel', In the novel of action - in Treasure Island or in an Ian Flaning spy-story, for 'instance - 'the characters are designed to fit the plot', and what engrosses and charms the reader is "irresponsible delight in vigorous, events", Such novel action is a fantasy of desire rather than a picture of life", In ......
Pages: 4
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The Literary Criticism Total views (417)  
Literature, then in the widest sense, is the record of the impressions made by external realities of every' kind upon great men, and of the reflections which these men have made upon them. The subject matter of literature covers the whole range of human life and activity, as well as every , known manifestation of physical nature,
Pages: 5
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Glossary of Literary Terms and Explanation From 'A' to 'B' Total views (414)  
A glossary is a collection of terms that lists explanation of those words. Most of the time writing about a work of poetry or drama requires a general vocabulary. For example, when your are writing about your feelings about love and hope after reading Romeo and Juliet or Keats's poem "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" perhaps that kind of writing or even speaking may not require a specialist language.
Pages: 11
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Glossary of Literary Terms and Explanation From 'C' to 'N' Total views (413)  
At the end of working through this unit you should be able to state the meaning of the literary terms covered in the unit and recall their definition. They will also be able to explain in your own language the significance of the terms and cite examples to support your explanation.
Pages: 30
Price: Rs 22.5   
 
Glossary of Literary Terms and Explanation From 'O' to 'S' Total views (405)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to state the meaning of the literary terms covered in the unit and recall the definition of the term. They should also be able to explain in your own language the significance of the term and cite examples where it is necessary to explain the meaning of the term covering more than one aspect if need be.
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 12   
 
Glossary of Literary Terms and Explanation From 'T' to 'Z' Total views (407)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to state the meaning of the literary terms covered in the unit and recall the definition of the term. They should also be able to explain in your own language the significance of the term and cite examples where it is necessary to explain the meaning of the term covering more than one aspect if need be.
Pages: 7
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A Primer Glossary of New Literary Theories Total views (467)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to state the meaning of the literary terms covered in the unit and recall the definition of the term. They should also be able to explain in your own language the significance of the term and cite examples where it is necessary to explain the meaning of the term covering more than one aspect if need be.
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 
What is Poetry? Total views (464)  
Confronted with a Block that claims to introduce you to poetry, you may be wondering "Who needs it?" and you may well be right. You hardly can have avoided meeting poetry before; and perhaps already have a friendship, or at least a fair acquaintance, with some poets of your language and the great English-speaking poets of all time.
Pages: 10
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Forms of Poetry Total views (468)  
Poetry can be classified into two principal groups: subjective poetry and objective poetry. In subjective poetry, the poet reveals his own feelings, and develops the theme based on his own experience. Objective poetry is impersonal.
Pages: 15
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Stylistic Features Total views (466)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to identify the role of the speaker in a given environment and define various figures of speech. They will also be able to cite examples of alliteration assonance and such other elements of poetry.
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Judging Poetry and Some Significant Statements on Poetry Total views (466)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to, recognize badness in poems and recall significant definition of poetry. They will also be able to cite famous definitions and apply them to your reading and appreciation of poetry.
Pages: 17
Price: Rs 12.75   
 
Ballad Form Total views (467)  
Ballads focus on a single crucial episode of situation. The ballad begins usually at a point where the action is decisively directed towards its catastrophe. Events leading up to this crucial and conclusive episode are told in a summary fashion. Little attention is given to describing settings.Ballads are dramatic.
Pages: 25
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Lyric Total views (469)  
The term Lyric is one of the three general categories of poetic literature, the others being narrative and dramatic.Lyric as well as the drama and epic may have had their genesis in a spontaneously melodic expression which soon adopted itself to a ritualistic need and thus became formalized, music in dramatic and epic poetry was secondary to other elements of the works.
Pages: 8
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Sonnet Form Total views (467)  
Sonnet is a lyric poem consisting of a single stanza of fourteen lines in iambic pentameter linked by an intricate rhyme scheme: There are two major patterns of rhyme scheme in the English sonnet.
Pages: 7
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Ode Total views (468)  
Ode in its simplest form is a long lyric poem that is serious in subject and treatment, elevated in style and elaborate in its stanzaic structure. The Greek word is aeidein which means "to chant", "to sing". In its modern usage it is ceremonious and complexly organized form of lyric poetry, usually of considerable length.
Pages: 13
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The Study of Drama Total views (468)  
A play is literature before it exists in a theater; and it might be argued that when we read an unfamiliar play, we meet it in the same basic form in which it first appears to its actors and its director. If a play is rich and complex, or int dates from the remote past and contains difficulties of language and allusion, to read it on the page enables us to study it at our leisure, to return to tho ......
Pages: 17
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Tragedy Total views (462)  
The ancient Greeks, "and following them the ancient Romans, divided poetry into three 'genres: Epic, Lyric, and Drama. The last comprised 'tragedy' which was serious drama and 'comedy' which was light. Although Plato described Homer's poems as 'tragedy' because of their noble "seriousness" although Dracontes called his poem "Orestes" a "tragedy", although Ovid's 'elegies' were regarded by some as ......
Pages: 12
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Comedy Total views (465)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to,state various definition of the term comedy and distinguish between comedy and farce. They will also be able to identify types of comedy and explain the essential elements of different types of comedy.
Pages: 24
Price: Rs 18   
 
Modern Drama and Views of Great Masters of Drama Total views (466)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to,state trends in 20th Century drama and explain characteristics of recent developments. They will also be able to recognize and recall the famous utterances of celebrated writers and playwrights on central issues connected with tragedy and comedy.
Pages: 20
Price: Rs 15   
 
Unit 1 : Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House Total views (465)  
Before proceeding with a detailed analysis of the play A Doll's House, this unit introduces you to the author of the play. You will be able to understand the play better if you are familiar with the background of the author and his ideology. After giving you a brief biography of the author as well as his social and philosophical ideology, the unit brings you face to face with the actual play.
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 12   
 
Unit 2 : Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House - Act II Total views (466)  
In this Act, we begin to see its effect on Nora when she meets Krogstad for the second time. The Act also defines the relationship between Nora and Dr. Rank. The theme of suppression of the individual is carried forward by dilating on the problem of Dr. Rank and Krogstad. The secondary theme of the influence of heredity and environment is also dealt with in greater detail through the characters of ......
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 
Unit 3 : Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House-Act III Total views (462)  
The developments of dramatic events in Act 'II lead to an unexpected and gripping climax. As the events further unfold in Act III, you will notice that Ibsen has certainly lived up to the expectations raised in Act II. Act III Nora finally giving vent to her inner thoughts and feelings which she hadn't realized until then.
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25   
 
A Doll's House - Critical Analysis Total views (462)  
This unit is based on the assumption that you have read the textbook and also the study material, which has been provided as an aid for a better understanding of the play. As, students of literature" you need to know more than a detailed analysis of the play. You should critically examine the text, and comment on the . complex aspects of the play.
Pages: 13
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The Novel and The Elements of Fiction Total views (464)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to explain what you understand when you use the term fiction and novel define and analyse the elements of fiction. They will also be able to distinguish between plot and story and recall the significance of characteristics of, description and selling in a novel.
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Types of Fiction Total views (466)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to define the term novella and short story '. They will also be able to state the definition of different types of novels and science fiction,identify and recognize techniques of fiction.
Pages: 11
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Major Statement on the Novel and Fiction Total views (464)  
At the end of through this unit you should be able to state famous utterances of great writers and recognize the well-known utterances on Fiction. They will also be able to recall names of Fiction, celebrated novelists or critics, when their statements are mentioned.
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 
A Novelist's World View Total views (464)  
At the end of through this unit you should be able to explain what a critic means when,he uses ,the term philosophy of life or world view and analyze the relationship between novel and society. They will also be able to define the term realism and apply it while reading works of fiction.
Pages: 5
Price: Rs 3.75   
 
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Total views (464)  
One of the most widely read novels of Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice. Do not limit yourself to reading only the units on Pride and Prejudice a sincere Student of literature must read the original text. Read the unabridged text. I am certain that the experience of reading the text will sensitize and also enriched you.
Pages: 66
Price: Rs 49.5   
 
Tagore: The Babus of Nayanjore Total views (464)  
The short story in India is ancient as well as modern. It is ancient because you can easily trace its origin to the Buddhist Jatakas as well as Panchatantra and Katha-Sarit Sagara. It is modern because in its present form it derives mainly from new conditions and social urges, and bears on it the heavy impress of the West.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 
Mulk Raj Anand: The Lost Child Total views (464)  
Mulk Raj Anand is a master of the craft of the short story. In simple but telling words he can lay his knowledge of the human heart. It was Anand's desire to create "a new kind of fable which extends the old Indian story form into a new age, without the moral lessons of the Indian story, but embodying its verve and vitality and including the psychological understanding of the contemporary peri ......
Pages: 6
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R.K. Narayan: The Doctor's Word Total views (471)  
A novelist. short story writer and writer of humorous skits, R.K. Narayan (1907-2001) is one of our writers well known abroad. The humorous manner of his writing has caught the imagination of the people. R.K. Narayan's novels have achieved international recognition and some of them have been translated into European languages.
Pages: 5
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Raja Rao: Javni Total views (476)  
Raja Rao (1908-), who hails from Karnataka State, is one of the important Indian writers of today. After graduating from the University of Madras, he went to France at the age of nineteen to do research in Literature at the University of Montpellier and at the Sorbonne. But he soon gave up research and started his literary carer as a writer of short stories in English and French.
Pages: 5
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Unit 1 : George Orwell's Animal Farm Total views (480)  
The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to George Orwell the man and novelist and help you in approaching one of the masterpieces of the great novelist.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 
Unit 2 : George Orwell's Animal Farm Total views (483)  
At the end of this the unit, you should be able to describe the Old Major's dream: His inspiring message for revolt.They will also be able to list the Seven Commandments of Animalism and explain how Pigs take over the administration.
Pages: 7
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Unit 4 : George Orwell's Animal Farm Total views (480)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to explain how the battle of the cowshed in fought under the leadership of Snowball and describe the heroism of smaller animals.They will also be able to identify the action of Boxers and his humanness.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 
George Orwell's Animal Farm Total views (492)  
At the end of working through this unit you should be able to describe events that look place after the animal rebellion and explain Animalism under the rule of Napoleon. They will also be able to describe Snowball projected as an enemy of the Animal Farm and explain how Squealer re-educates animals that the Hero of the Rattle of the Cows was Napoleon and Snowball a traitor. They will also be able ......
Pages: 5
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Unit 5 : George Orwell's Animal Farm Total views (494)  
At the end of this unit you should be able to analyse how all the commandments are flouted by pigs and 'Animal Farm again becomes 'Manor Farm' as a result of reduction in Rations to animals and describe strategy to discredit snowball. They will also be able to analyse Boxer being sent to the slaughter House and state: Squealer's propaganda.
Pages: 5
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Summing Up Total views (490)  
At the end of this unit, you should be able to recall the major incidents of the novel and ought to be able to, analyze what happens to the commandments of Animalism.
Pages: 3
Price: Rs 2.25   
 
Structure and Plot Total views (490)  
At the end of this unit, you should be able to, analyse the structure and plot and give examples of characterization and explain the theme of the story, They will also be able to relate the implications of applying terms like "Fable", "Fairy Story"and "Allegory" to the story.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 
Allegorical Significance and Review of Criticism Total views (488)  
At the end of working through this unit you should be able to, analyze Animal Farm as a political allegory and to find suitable evidence for describing it as a historical allegory and to explain elements of style. They will also be able to list some points of views of important literary critics of Orwell's novel.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5   
 
A Note on the Audio - Visual Component on Animal Farm Total views (533)  
After reading this brief unit, you should be able to state information regarding the theatre and video versions of Orwell's Animal Farm available for viewing, and the advantage of viewing video production and plays.
Pages: 3
Price: Rs 2.25   
 
Glossary and Bibliography Total views (489)  
After reading through this unit you should be able to identify and explain a number of words/terms used in this block. You will also come to know of the other works of George Orwell, as well as works on George Orwell for further study.
Pages: 6
Price: Rs 4.5   
 
A Study of Prose Total views (487)  
At the end of working through this unit, you must be able to identify different genre of prose and distinguish between styles and approaches while using prose. They will also be able to assess what is good prose and explain its salient features.
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25   
 
Of Studies Total views (488)  
This unit analyses and discusses at length Bacon's views and arguments with regard to studies. It focuses on giving you an in-depth understanding of the easy and also introduces you to the language and wisdom of Bacon - the wisdom that comes from experience and reflection on it and the presentation of it by means of a style which is at once economical and ornamental.
Pages: 8
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Gulliver in the Land of Houyhnhnm-Jonathan Swift Total views (488)  
In this unit we shall discuss how Gulliver is received by the Houyhnhnm all a strange island. The focus is on the houyhnhnms which are rational horses and the Yahoos which are abominable, and savage. We shall also note yet resemble human beings in physical appearance, the caustic satire that Swift employs in his work.
Pages: 7
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Definition of a Horse Total views (489)  
This unit will help students understand the story and it will make you familiar with the concepts of fact and fancy and will help students to get an insight into Dickens anger against a strictly utilitarian system of education.
Pages: 14
Price: Rs 10.5   
 


 
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