By Kenneth C. Davis
From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's internet, acompelling publication of quizzes on history's so much influential literary worksand writers
• Did a whale named "Mocha Dick" encourage Melville's masterpiece?
• Who was once the 1st poet to talk at a presidential inauguration?
• Which French-speaking highschool soccer superstar shook up the literary world?
Do you freeze while somebody mentions Faulkner? whilst the dialog turns to the Odyssey, do you need to take a hike? don't have any worry. For years, Kenneth C. Davis's long island instances bestselling Don't recognize a lot About® books have enlightened and enthralled us with a successful combination of interesting proof and beautifully irreverent enjoyable. Now he units his attractions on our literary IQ in Don't understand a lot About® Literature. With this wealthy treasure trove of information and fascinating information regarding the world's nice books and authors, Kenneth Davis and his daughter, Jenny, demystify Dracula, trap Kafka, and assist you brush up in your Brontë within the inimitable and without end wonderful Don't recognize a lot About® type.
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Downloaded by [Aligarh Muslim University] at 20:59 13 December 2013 30/ Classroom Language: What Sort? More often, and from quite early on, there is a tendency to concentrate upon the written medium through the encouragement of what is called 'creative writing'. As in the case of self-expression, the term does not carry a clear meaning, and to understand the concept it is necessary to examine the activity to which it is applied. The notion of creativity has always been difficult to clarify in relation to intellectual activity.
Can this criterion usefully be applied to the products of creative writing? Teachers hoping to stimulate their pupils into the production of new and original pieces of writing presumably think it can. Differences of opipion which exist are over what qualifies as a new original creative piece of writing. One such divisive issue concerns the standpoint from which judgement of originality will be made. Must the piece of writing stand the test of public originality, of being deemed a new creation which no one has produced before, or does it qualify if it satisfies the condition of being a new creation for the individual?
The strength of Labov's method of research is his success in creating opportunities for informal spontaneous speech by providing situations which do not inhibit the speakers and topics in which they would be naturally interested. Yet this strength can be regarded as a limiting element if considered from the standpoint of situation. It can be argued that an individual's language changes, often quite unconsciously, to fit different situations and that what Labov has contributed is a detailed account of spontaneous speech from the situations most likely to encourage the use of a highly informal variety oflanguage.
Don't Know Much About Literature: What You Need to Know but Never Learned About Great Books and Authors (Don't Know Much About) by Kenneth C. Davis