• Greek Mythology
    the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt...
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  • Christopher Marlowe
    time of new beginnings. It was time of increased independency from religion, creating some of the greatest works of history. Christopher Marlowe wrote during this time, with the Renaissance holding significant influence over his work. When Marlowe was writing most of his works it was the rule of Queen...
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  • William Shakespeare and His Works
    verses. Only eighteen of Shakespeare's plays were published separately in quarto editions during his lifetime. He retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. Superstitions during Shakespearean time Superstitions are irrational beliefs but a handful of them are actually...
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  • Narrative Art in Poetry
    may find out that poetry played a more effective role than prose in the composition and transmission of different kinds of folk tales, hymns, psalms, myths, epics, ballads and law-codes (Mcquillan 2). 3 In 1966, Roland Barthes made his famous assertion about the art of narration, which has been...
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  • Creatures
    Their images are often used as temple guardians. The name has been applied to the Indian cobra, Naja naja. Adlet[pic] According to Alaskan Inuit legend the Adlet is a bloodthirsty race of canine like hominids said to be the offspring of an Inuit woman’s unnatural mating with a ferocious giant red dog...
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  • The Moon in Shakespeare
    Main message: don’t be like Rosaline, Diana and Vesta, become my lover Elizabethan Romance Marriage: Comparable to these days wherein every woman would look forward to that day when they have to walk in the aisle, Elizabethan marriages was also one of the highlight of every woman's life. The chief...
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  • Wheel of Time
    as 1984 but wasn’t published before January 1990. During this time the cold war had come to an end. The world got affected in many way when the Berlin wall got teared down but I don’t know if there are any details showing the tension that was during the war or of the happiness that followed. The genre...
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  • Literary Group in British Poetry
    English poetry 2 The Anglo-Norman period and the Later Middle Ages 3 The Renaissance in England 3.1 Early Renaissance poetry 3.2 The Elizabethans 3.2.1 Elizabethan Song 3.2.2 Courtly poetry 3.2.3 Classicism 3.3 Jacobean and Caroline poetry 3.3.1 The Metaphysical poets 3.3.2 The Cavalier poets ...
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  • Merchant of Venice
    under the condition that he “become…Christian.” (IV. i.379), illustrating the obvious discrimination and low tolerance of other cultures that occurred during the time. In the end, when Shylock ultimately fails at exacting his revenge, it leads the audience to believe that the topic of social equality was...
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  • The Passionate Sheferd to His Love
    of the period. Poets of the Elizabethan age used poetry as a way to express their wit and talent. It is likely that Marlowe’s poem would have been passed around among his friends long before its publication in 1599 in England, six years after the poet’s death. Few Elizabethan poets published their own...
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  • Literature
    theatrical dialog performed on stage, it consists of 5 acts. Tragedy, comedy and melodrama are the sub types of drama. e.g William Shakespeare, an Elizabethan dramatist composed the plays Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear that are famous because of its combination of tragedy and comedy. Problem play,...
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  • King Arthur
    these words bring to mind an era of romance and intrigue, birth and death, terrible tragedy and aching love. A glorious era of Britain's history where one man reigned supreme: King Arthur. His very name is shrouded in mystery and doubt. Some say he was to have existed during "Sub-Roman Britain", a label...
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  • The Origins and Contemporary Practices of All Souls' Day
    cakes  being  the obligatory  part  of  every   ofrenda.  Prior  to  the  meal,  which  was usually a dinner (for souls  could visit this world  only  during  night  hours),  a  lit  candle   would   be placed in a window of the house, to guide the soul to  its  former  home.  The   meal  was  spent  on ...
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  • Theater
    historical plays, celebrating the lives of historical or legendary kings. These combined the functions of entertainment and propaganda. [edit] Elizabethan and Jacobean drama One of the great flowerings of drama in English occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries. Many of these plays were written in...
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  • The Play American Dreams, by Studs Terkel
    Robinson and the Hollywood blacklisting. Jill Robinson was born in Los Angeles California, and is well known for her stories about Hollywood myths, legends and her childhood experiences in Hollywood. Jill is the daughter of famous Oscar and Tony winner, Dore Schary and artist, M. Svet. Her monologue...
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  • Oral Traditions
    language. They are largely transmitted by word of mouth and consist, as does written literature, of both prose and verse narratives, poems and songs, myths, dramas, rituals, proverbs, riddles, and the like. Nearly all known peoples, now or in the past, have produced them. Oral traditions are formulated...
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  • Hiv Awareness
    cave paintings in India. * One of the earliest uses of structured dance was introduced in religious ceremonies that told the stories of ancient myths and gods. Egyptian priests used this kind of visual storytelling in their rituals. * Ancient Egyptians used dancing for both entertainment and religion...
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  • A Comparison of the Great Gatsby and the Virgin Suicides
    16th and 17th century performance conditions „h The form of Elizabethan theatre derived from the innyards and animal baiting rings in which actors had been accustomed to perform in in the past. They were circular wooden buildings with a paved courtyard in the middle. Such a theatre would hold around...
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  • African Oral Tradition: Forms and Relevances to Modern African Fiction
    that forms like proverbs and riddles cannot be accorded the same status with myths, legends and folktales. “We have identified three prose narrative forms that are common in oral tradition. These are myths, legends and folktales. We contended that some scholars have identified others like proverbs...
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  • Hamlet
    hearkens back to the late medieval world of magic and superstition, the Catholic doctrine of Purgatory--as well as the generic conventions of the Elizabethan revenge tragedy. In a crucial way the whole plot of Hamlet depends upon the Ghost. Yet some critics have questioned the reality claim of the Ghost...
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