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List of Notes: Literature

Notes15.497 Words / ~63 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Songs of Innocence and of Experience Published in 1794, this collection of poems, fully illustrated and originally hand-printed by Blake, aimed to show the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. The Songs of Innocence section contains poems which are positive in tone and celebrate love, childhood and nature. The Songs of Experience poems are obviously intended to provide a contrast, and illustrate the effects of modern life on people and nature. Dangerous industrial conditions, child labour, prostitution and poverty are just some of the topics Blake explores. The French Revolution In 1789, the French people revolted against the monarchy and aristocracy, using violence and murder to overthrow those in power. Many saw the French Revolution as inspirational - a model for how ordinary, disadvantaged people could seize power.…[show more]
Notes2.586 Words / ~7 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU American Literary History 1. The “Discov­ery” of America Christoph Columbus The way he writes about America (which he thought was India) is interesting for Literature Genre: travel-writin­g Reiseführer: sells an idea of what to expect of a specific place with the intention of a person going there. Columbus wrote very similar but his intention was not to get people (the King and Queen of Spain) to go there but to report to them. He writes about his discoveries He wrote a daily diary, a lot about ordinary things; reported everything that happened. Many days they didn’t find anything at all, but when they did, it was a huge deal and he sold it well to the King and Queen. He was very convinced and self-confiden­t that his life was so important for History because he wrote and discovered so much in India. His writings imply that he…[show more]
Notes1.685 Words / ~4 pages Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - KFU Survey of American Literary History Main topics: Patriots vs. Loyalists Stamp Act 1765 Republicanism Slave Narrative Epistolary Novel Stamp act: 1765 Every written paper had to get one, and of course pay for it, this was one of the main reasons for the American revolution 1776 -> Declaration of Independence only 14 states involved (today 52) formed the USA about 1/3 supported it, 1/3 were against, and 1/3 didn’t care, as about 80% of the Americans were farmers, among them political awareness was not very high at this time the number of people in America was about 4 million (today about 230 million) One literary genre formed Americas mind about being a nation was the sentimental novel. Reader: Patriots: in favour of American Independence, every patriot saw himself as slave, because they were “slaved­” by the English…[show more]
Notes6.429 Words / ~13 pages Chisinau Slavonic Lecture 2: The Medieval period (1100-1500) Geoffrey Chauer “The Canterburg Tales” For a thousand years England has been invaded from the continent. The last invaded was the Normans. In year 1066 the Norman Duke William won a victory at the Battle of Hastings. William The Conqueror declared that every inch of English soil belong to him. Englishmen had to repurchase the lands of the king. Latin was the language of the church and of learning. French became the dominant language of secular Europinian literature culture. This culture was more international than national. In the Norman English society there were 3 languages, the Norman rulers spoke and wrote the French. The clergy and the members of the legal professions spoke and wrote Latin. The common people and old English nobility spoke the version of Anglo-Saxon. The…[show more]
Notes3.238 Words / ~9 pages Hochschule Bremen LAMARTINE VIE Alphonse de Lamartine est né à Mâcon en 1790.Il passe une infance paisable et pieuse dans un village où il mène une existence oisive. Ensuite il entreprend un voyage en Italie,puis à Aix-les-Bains il fait la connaissance de Julie Charles. L’année suivante la jeune femme meurt et cet amour si douloureuseme­nt interrompu laisse Lamartine désemparé,mai­s nourrit son inspiration. Julie sera l’Elvir­e de son premier recueil poétique,les Méditations poétiques,par­u en 1820. Il mène aussi une carrière diplomatique et en 1830 il publie les Harmonies poétiques et religieuses,p­oème à la gloire de Dieu où il célèbre sa foi chrétienne. Après la révolution de 1830 il veut entreprendre la carrière politique,ain­si il devient député et ensuite il commence à voyager en Orient,en Grèce pour enrichir son horizon…[show more]
Notes715 Words / ~ pages Hochschule Bremen LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE DE BALZAC. Il s’agit d’une oeuvre gigantesque divisée en scènes et en études: v Scènes de la Vie Privée Le Père Goriot (1834-35) v Scènes de la Vie de Province Eugénie Grandet (1833),Le Lys dans la vallée v Scènes de la Vie Parisienne La Fille aux yeux d’or v Scènes de la Vie Politique v Scènes de la Vie Militaire v Scènes de la Vie de Campagne Le Médecin de campagne Contexte de Eugénie Grandet. L’histo­ire se déroule à Saumur en pays de Loire que B. décrit longuement au début du roman.Puis il présente le premier personnage: M.Grandet,anc­ien tonnelier enrichi,très avare. L’héroi­ne principale est Eugénie,la fille de Grandet,riche héritière qui est convoitée par les notables de la région. Mais son cousin Charles arrive de Paris et elle tombe amoureuse de lui.La fille mûrit et pour…[show more]
Notes3.156 Words / ~9 pages Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres Historia de la lengua Filología Hispánica TEMA 1: La formación del español. El influjo de las lenguas prerromances Los grandes pueblos indoeuropeos son los primeros pobladores de la Península Ibérica. Los íberos tenían un sistema de escritura semisilábico, aunque su lectura no era muy fiable. En el sur existen culturas no indoeuropeas como son la tartésica, la fenicia. En Extremadura parece que los primeros pobladores eran no indoeuropeos, pero se sabe poco de estos hechos. Se ha discutido si la cultura ibérica y la vasca tienen una relación de parentesco, pero al no saber el origen del vasco no se puede afirmar esto. Hay dos teorías: un origen caucásico –que es la teoría más común- o un origen íbero. La primera oleada celta tuvo lugar en el s.VI a.C y la segunda en el s.III a.C. Los pueblos ya indoeuropeos son los astures y los cántabros,…[show more]
Notes36.441 Words / ~84 pages Lenguas Vivas Bariloche Daisy Miller: not a round character, shes sketched Sloper can be compared to Chillingworth and Rappaccini in the ways he uses people → here, hes almost entertained by the behavior of his daughter → he doesnt seem to be preoccupied by her feelings LESSON 15/04/2016 Chapter 3 [page 11] the narrator writes about Washington Square → description of the house Dr. Sloper had chosen for him and his daughter; some references to the aura of the neighborhood in Washington Square; he decides to retire here genteel → refers to aristocracy James was interested in liberal arts and architecture Edit Wharton: Decoration of Houses → study of architectural style in America the area recalls the days of the Old New York 1950s → some of these houses were destroyed/rem­olded in a new plan of organization of New York the narrator gets more personal → the place…[show more]

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