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ENGLISH BOOKS ANALYSIS (NOVELS, PLAYS, POETRY AND SHORT STORIES)

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ENGLISH BOOKS ANALYSIS UNANSWERED CRIES BY Osman Conteh

ENGLISH BOOKS ANALYSIS (NOVELS, PLAYS, POETRY AND SHORT STORIES)

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ENGLISH BOOKS ANALYSIS:- Literature written in the English language includes many countries such as the United Kingdom and its crown dependencies, Republic of Ireland, the United States, and the countries of the former British Empire.

ENGLISH BOOKS ANALYSIS

The English language has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon invaders in the fifth century, are called Old English.

Beowulf is the most famous work in Old English, and has achieved national epic status in England, despite being set in Scandinavia.

However, following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the written form of the Anglo-Saxon language became less common.

Under the influence of the new aristocracy, French became the standard language of courts, parliament, and polite society.

The English spoken after the Normans came is known as Middle English. This form of English lasted until the 1470s, when the Chancery Standard (late Middle English), a London-based form of English, became widespread.

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Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – 1400), author of The Canterbury Tales, was a significant figure in the development of the legitimacy of vernacular Middle English at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were still French and Latin.

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The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439 also helped to standardise the language, as did the King James Bible (1611), and the Great Vowel Shift.

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and one of the world’s greatest dramatists.

His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. In the nineteenth century Sir Walter Scott’s historical romances inspired a generation of painters, composers, and writers throughout Europe.

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
FUNCTIONS OF LITERATURE
ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE
ORAL LITERATURE
WRITTEN LITERATURE
LITERATURE ANALYSIS OF BOOKS

BOOKS ANALYSIS PLAYS

THREE SUITORS ONE HUSBAND
THE LION AND THE JEWEL
THIS TIME TOMORROW
THE BLACK HERMIT
HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON PLAYS | SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PLAYS

BOOKS ANALYSIS NOVELS

UNANSWERED CRIES
WEEP NOT, CHILD
PASSED LIKE A SHADOW
THE INTERVIEW
A WREATH FOR FATHER MAYER | NOVEL
HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON NOVELS
BOOKS ANALYSIS POETRY
POETRY ANALYSIS TIPS
SUMMONS
GROWING UP WITH AFRICAN POETRY
SONGS OF LAWINO AND OCOL
HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON POETRY 

BOOKS ANALYSIS POEMS

A FREEDOM SONG BY MARJORIE OLUDHE MACGOYE
LULLABY BY AKAN 
SUNRISE BY JWANI MWAIKUSA
HOLLOW HEADS BY JWANI MWAIKUSA
YOU ARE LOST BY ISAAC MRUMA
BUILDING THE NATION By Christopher H. M. Barlow
IF WE MUST DIE BY Claude McKay
EAT MORE By Joe Corrie
A FREEDOM SONG BY Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

BOOKS ANALYSIS SHORT STORIES AND CLASS READERS

Mabala The Farmer

MABALA THE FARMER BY RICHARD S MABALA
HAWA THE BUS DRIVER BY RICHARD S. MABARA
THE VOTER BY CHINUA ACHEBE
MABALA THE FARMER 2
HAWA THE BUS DRIVER 2

The English language spread throughout the world with the development of the British Empire between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history.

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By 1913, the British Empire held sway over 412 million people, 23% of the world population at the time.

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries these colonies and the USA started to produce their own significant literary traditions in English.

Cumulatively, over the period of 1907 to the present, numerous writers from Great Britain, both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the US, and former British colonies have received the Nobel Prize for works in the English language, more than in any other language.

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