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Differences Between Audio Lingual and Communicative Language Teaching Methods

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The audio lingual method, or the Army method, or also the New key, is the mode of language instruction based on behaviourist ideology, which professes that certain traits of living things could be trained through a system of reinforcement. The instructor would present the correct model of a sentence and the students would have to repeat it. Read More about PhilologyThe teacher would then continue by presenting new words for the students to sample in the same structure. There is no explicit grammar instruction everything is simply memorized in form. The idea is for the students to practice the particular construction until they can use it spontaneously. In this manner, the lessons are built on static drills in which the students have little or no control on their own output. 

Critical Analysis of George Herbert’s Virtue as a Lyrical Poem due to its Music and Melody ; Simplicity of Language, Spontaneity and Intensity Religious Fevour

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An Analysis on Precision of Language,  Metrical Versatility, and  Ingenious use of Imagery or Conceits George Herbert’s Virtue
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky,
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die.

Sweet rose, whose hue angry and brave
Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye,
Thy root is ever in its grave,
And thou must die.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.



Virtue (The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations)is a didactic poem. It teaches us that virtue is supreme and super lasting. In this world of impermanence, beautiful thing and beauty itself are subject to decay but a truly virtuous soul remains unchanged through all eternally. Read More about Elizabethan LiteratureThe poem   is finest specimens of met…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 70

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK 1. Which of the following is not a tragedy of blood and revenge? a. The Spanish Tragedy of Thomas Kyd. b. Shakespeare's Hamlet. c. Marlowe'sEdward II (it’s a chronicle tragedy)  2. At the end of The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer I. Goes back to the house from the Garden. II. Accepts the proposal of Casper Goodwood. III. Straight away refuses the offer of Goodwood. IV. Probably goes back to Rome and Osmond. Which are the correct combinations according to the code? Codes: (A) I and II are correct. (B) III and IV are correct. (C) I and IV are correct. (D) I and III are correct. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions) 3. Consider the following statements of English Renaissance and choose the given options. I. The poetry between 1580 and 1660 was the result of a remarkable outburst of energy- Renaissance awakening. II. It is the drama of roughly the same period that stands highest in popular estimation.  III. Renaiss…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 69

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
1. (a)  1066- The year of the Norman-French conquest of England.
   (b)The Germanic tribes from Europe who overran England in the 5th century, after the Roman withdrawal, brought with them the Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, language, which is the basis of Modern English. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
  (c) The Germanic tribes brought also a specific poetic tradition, the formal character of which remained surprisingly constant until the termination of their rule by the Norman-French invaders six centuries later.
(d) The year 1066 is epoch- making in the history of England and English.
(A) only (a) and (b) are correct.
(B) only (d) is correct.
(C) (d) is correct and (a), (b), and (c) are the correct explanation of it.
(D) (a) and (c) are false.
2.Match the following:
I. “The Wanderer” and “The Seafarer” a. English history from the 10th to the 12th century II.Anglo-Saxon Chronicle b. Old English epic po…

George Eliot's Middlemarch: Psychological Novel and Study of Provincial Life and Characters

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"Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown up people."-Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) The Common Reader: First Series"George Eliot"

George Eliot’sMiddlemarchwhich appeared in parts in 1871-72,   considered by many to have produced her greatest work, enchanted her public with a penetrating, psychological novel set in rural England during the early 19th century. Eliot carefully researched and meticulously detailed the social climate of the time, making the town of Middlemarch and its inhabitants seem true to life-A Study of Provincial Life.
George Eliot's masterpiece, Middlemarch  is an epic novel in every sense of the word. Dealing with English middle-class life in a provincial town, it is socially and politically relevant.  Eliot set the novel forty years earlier, in 1830 – just before the First Reform Bill was passed. Eliot believed that it takes time to understand historical events – it'…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 68

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK 1.Identify the correctly matched group of John Milton’s lines with their corresponding poem. Corresponding poem John Milton’s lines (I) Samson Agonistes A to Z (Objective Questions) (a) The childhood shows the man,
As morning shows the day. Be famous then
By wisdom; as thy empire must extend,
So let extend thy mind o'er all the world. (II) Lycidas (b) She fair, divinely fair, fit love for gods. (III) Paradise Lost I (c) At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue:
Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
(IV) Paradise Regained (d) I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men. (V) Paradise Lost II

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 67

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
1.Match the two columns:
Literary Works                   Author
The Rape of the Lock  -    epic poem by Pope
The Rape of the Lucrecee -      a long poem by Shakespeare
The way of the World  -     A comedy by William Congrave
The Way of All Flesh    -      a novel by Samuel Butler.
The Prelude    -                  A poem by William Wordsworth
Preludes    -                A poem by T. S. Eliot
Elizabethan Essays         -    Prose by T.  S. Eliot
Elizabeth and Essex  A to Z  -  prose by Lytton Stretchey
Everyman           -                  One of the best known morality plays.
Everyman in His Humour    -      Satirical comedy by Ben Jonson.
The Book of The Duchesse   -   A poem by Chaucer
The Book of Martyrs      -          a story by John Foxe
The Pilgrim’s Progress    -              by John Bunyan
The Pilgrim’s of the Rhine     -       by Bulwer Lytton
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent – a novel by Sterne
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