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The macaroni. A comedy: As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in York. The macaroni. A comedy: As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in York.

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ebook version of The macaroni. A comedy: As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in York. ebook version of The macaroni. A comedy: As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in York.

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kind | kind | English drama (Comedy) | English drama (Comedy) | English wit and humor | English wit and humor | English fiction | English fiction | Comedies -- 18th century. -- England | Comedies -- 18th century. -- England | Plays -- 18th century. -- England | Plays -- 18th century. -- England | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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English: skills for learning English: skills for learning

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English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills. First published on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 as English: skills for learning. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills. First published on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 as English: skills for learning. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 as English: skills for learning. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016 First published on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 as English: skills for learning. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Education | Education | English Language | English Language | SWE_1 | SWE_1 | OU Award Winner | OU Award Winner | English for academic purposes | English for academic purposes | Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) | Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) | English for university study | English for university study | reading | reading | writing | writing | skills for study | skills for study

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21L.016 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance (MIT) 21L.016 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance (MIT)

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This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Milton and Ford. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing. The primary theme of the class is to explore how England in the mid-seventeenth century became "a world turned upside down" by the new ideas and upheavals in religion, politics, and philosophy, ideas that would shape our modern world. Paying special This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Milton and Ford. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing. The primary theme of the class is to explore how England in the mid-seventeenth century became "a world turned upside down" by the new ideas and upheavals in religion, politics, and philosophy, ideas that would shape our modern world. Paying special

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history | history | art and science | art and science | art vs. science | art vs. science | history of science | history of science | religion | religion | natural philosophy | natural philosophy | mathematics | mathematics | literature | literature | church | church | cosmology | cosmology | physics | physics | philosphy | philosphy | astronomy | astronomy | alchemy | alchemy | chemistry | chemistry | plays | plays | theater history | theater history | cultural studies | cultural studies | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Ford | Ford | Tate | Tate | Behn | Behn | Francis Bacon | Francis Bacon | Burton | Burton | Hobbes | Hobbes | Boyle | Boyle | 17th century | 17th century | England | England | Scotland | Scotland | english history | english history | scottish history | scottish history | Britain | Britain | Charles I | Charles I | Charles II | Charles II | Cromwell | Cromwell | Jacobean era | Jacobean era | Caroline era | Caroline era | English Restoration | English Restoration | House of Stuart | House of Stuart | English Civil War | English Civil War | Early Modern English | Early Modern English

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21L.705 Major Authors: Old English and Beowulf (MIT) 21L.705 Major Authors: Old English and Beowulf (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. hƿæt ƿe gardena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon…. Those are the first words of the Old English epic Beowulf, and in this class you will learn to read them. Besides being the language of Rohan in the novels of Tolkien, Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is a language of long, cold, and lonely winters; of haunting beauty found in unexpected places; and of unshakable resolve in the face of insurmountable odds. It is, in short, the perfect language for MIT students. After learning the basics of grammar and vocabulary, we will read not just excerpts from the great Beowulf but also heartrending laments (The Wanderer, The Wife's Lament), an account of the Crucifixion as narrated by the Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. hƿæt ƿe gardena in geardagum þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon…. Those are the first words of the Old English epic Beowulf, and in this class you will learn to read them. Besides being the language of Rohan in the novels of Tolkien, Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is a language of long, cold, and lonely winters; of haunting beauty found in unexpected places; and of unshakable resolve in the face of insurmountable odds. It is, in short, the perfect language for MIT students. After learning the basics of grammar and vocabulary, we will read not just excerpts from the great Beowulf but also heartrending laments (The Wanderer, The Wife's Lament), an account of the Crucifixion as narrated by the

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Literature | Literature | Old English | Old English | Anglo-Saxon | Anglo-Saxon | Beowolf | Beowolf | Beowulf | Beowulf | The Wanderer | The Wanderer | The Wife's Lament | The Wife's Lament | The Dream of the Rood | The Dream of the Rood | Old English riddles | Old English riddles | Old English epic | Old English epic

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a, Interpretacin y Argumentacin para la Investigacin Jurdica Avanzada - Ingls Jurdico Avanzado (2011) a, Interpretacin y Argumentacin para la Investigacin Jurdica Avanzada - Ingls Jurdico Avanzado (2011)

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Ingls Jurdico Avanzado persigue que el estudiante pueda comprender y mejorar su expresin en esta lengua en el mbito del Derecho en un nivel B2 del Marco Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas. El objetivo fundamental de la asignatura es que el estudiante sea capaz de leer e interpretar textos jurdicos autnticos, no adaptados, en especial, artculos de investigacin en el campo del derecho. Ingls Jurdico Avanzado persigue que el estudiante pueda comprender y mejorar su expresin en esta lengua en el mbito del Derecho en un nivel B2 del Marco Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas. El objetivo fundamental de la asignatura es que el estudiante sea capaz de leer e interpretar textos jurdicos autnticos, no adaptados, en especial, artculos de investigacin en el campo del derecho.

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s jurdico | s jurdico | stica Aplicada | stica Aplicada | a Inglesa | a Inglesa | s legal | s legal | s para la investigacin en Derecho | s para la investigacin en Derecho | Legal English | Legal English | English for Specific purposes | English for Specific purposes | English and the law | English and the law

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English: skills for learning

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English: skills for learning, is a free course for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to develop the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed. You will learn through a range of engaging activities aimed at extending your existing language skills. First published on Tue, 04 Apr 2017 as English: skills for learning. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

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Education & Development | English Language | SWE_1 | English for academic purposes | English language | English for university study | reading | writing | skills for study | Skills for study: Writing and English

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21H.112 The American Revolution (MIT) 21H.112 The American Revolution (MIT)

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This course is concerned primarily with the revolutionary origins of American government. Topics covered include: English and American backgrounds of the Revolution; issues and arguments in the Anglo-American conflict; colonial resistance and the beginnings of republicanism; the Revolutionary War; constitution writing for the states and nation; and effects of the American Revolution. Readings emphasize documents from the period--pamphlets, correspondence, the minutes or resolutions of resistance organizations, constitutional documents and debates. This course is concerned primarily with the revolutionary origins of American government. Topics covered include: English and American backgrounds of the Revolution; issues and arguments in the Anglo-American conflict; colonial resistance and the beginnings of republicanism; the Revolutionary War; constitution writing for the states and nation; and effects of the American Revolution. Readings emphasize documents from the period--pamphlets, correspondence, the minutes or resolutions of resistance organizations, constitutional documents and debates.

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English and American backgrounds of the Revolution | English and American backgrounds of the Revolution | issues and arguments in the Anglo-American conflict | issues and arguments in the Anglo-American conflict | colonial resistance and the beginnings of republicanism | colonial resistance and the beginnings of republicanism | the Revolutionary War | the Revolutionary War | constitution writing for the states and nation | constitution writing for the states and nation | and effects of the American Revolution | and effects of the American Revolution | Concerned primarily with the revolutionary origins of American government | Concerned primarily with the revolutionary origins of American government | pamphlets | correspondence | the minutes or resolutions of resistance organizations | constitutional documents and debates | pamphlets | correspondence | the minutes or resolutions of resistance organizations | constitutional documents and debates | English background | English background | American Revolution effects | American Revolution effects | Anglo-American conflict | Anglo-American conflict | colonial resistance | republicanism | colonial resistance | republicanism | constitution writing | constitution writing | revolutionary origins of American government | revolutionary origins of American government | pamphlets | pamphlets | correspondence | correspondence | resistance organizations | resistance organizations | constitutional documents | constitutional documents | debates | debates | colonial resistance | colonial resistance | republicanism | republicanism

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How to be a critical reader How to be a critical reader

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In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing. First published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 as How to be a critical reader. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014 In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing. First published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 as How to be a critical reader. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014

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English Language | English Language | English | English | studying | studying | online | online | facts | facts | evidence | evidence | vocabulary | vocabulary

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Criseyde Criseyde

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ebook version of Troilus & Criseyde ebook version of Troilus & Criseyde

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kind | kind | Poems -- England -- 14th century | Poems -- England -- 14th century | English poetry | English poetry | Middle English | Middle English | 1100-1500 | 1100-1500 | History and criticism | History and criticism | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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21L.004 Reading Poetry (MIT) 21L.004 Reading Poetry (MIT)

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"Reading Poetry" has several aims: primarily, to increase the ways you can become more engaged and curious readers of poetry; to increase your confidence as writers thinking about literary texts; and to provide you with the language for literary description. The course is not designed as a historical survey course but rather as an introductory approach to poetry from various directions – as public or private utterances; as arranged imaginative shapes; and as psychological worlds, for example. One perspective offered is that poetry offers intellectual, moral and linguistic pleasures as well as difficulties to our private lives as readers and to our public lives as writers. Expect to hear and read poems aloud and to memorize lines; the class format will be group discussion, "Reading Poetry" has several aims: primarily, to increase the ways you can become more engaged and curious readers of poetry; to increase your confidence as writers thinking about literary texts; and to provide you with the language for literary description. The course is not designed as a historical survey course but rather as an introductory approach to poetry from various directions – as public or private utterances; as arranged imaginative shapes; and as psychological worlds, for example. One perspective offered is that poetry offers intellectual, moral and linguistic pleasures as well as difficulties to our private lives as readers and to our public lives as writers. Expect to hear and read poems aloud and to memorize lines; the class format will be group discussion,

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Literature | Literature | poetry | poetry | poets | poets | English | English | Renaissance | Renaissance | modern | modern | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | sonnets | sonnets | stanza-form | stanza-form | figurative language | figurative language | metaphor | metaphor | metonymy | metonymy | meter | meter | accent | accent | duration | duration | apostrophe | apostrophe | assonance | assonance | enjambment | enjambment | chiasmus | chiasmus | hyperbole | hyperbole | litotes | litotes | Donne | Donne | metaphysical | metaphysical | literary art | literary art | language | language | aethetic | aethetic | meaning | meaning | poetic drama | poetic drama | hymns | hymns | lyrics | lyrics | history | history | rhetoric | rhetoric | song | song | drama | drama | comedy | comedy | verse | verse | form | form | rhyme | rhyme | prose | prose | musical | musical | ambiguity | ambiguity | symbolism | symbolism | world | world | irony | irony | style | style | stylistic | stylistic | poetic diction | poetic diction | simile | simile | connections | connections | cultures | cultures | genres | genres | elements of poetry | elements of poetry | lines | lines | stanzas | stanzas | English love sonnets | English love sonnets | sound | sound | figuration | figuration | literary tradition | literary tradition

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24.953 Argument Structure and Syntax (MIT) 24.953 Argument Structure and Syntax (MIT)

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This course is a detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Its empirical scope  is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japanese, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis of this course is on structural relations among elements of argument structure. This course is a detailed investigation of the major issues and problems in the study of lexical argument structure and how it determines syntactic structure. Its empirical scope  is along three dimensions: typology, lexical class, and theoretical framework. The range of linguistic types include English, Japanese, Navajo, and Warlpiri. Lexical classes include those of Levin's English Verb Classes and others producing emerging work on diverse languages. The theoretical emphasis of this course is on structural relations among elements of argument structure.

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lexical argument structure | lexical argument structure | syntactic structure | syntactic structure | typology | typology | lexical class | lexical class | theoretical framework | theoretical framework | linguistics | linguistics | English | English | Japaneses | Japaneses | Navajo | Navajo | Warlpiri | Warlpiri | Levin's English Verb Classes | Levin's English Verb Classes | diverse languages | diverse languages | theoretical emphasis | theoretical emphasis | argument structure | argument structure

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21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT) 21L.703 English Renaissance Drama: Theatre and Society in the Age of Shakespeare (MIT)

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Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners -- many of whom were more popular than him during and even after his remarkable career -- will restore, I hope, a sense not just of the richness of English Renaissance drama, but also that of the historical and cultural moment of the English Renaissance itself. This course will examine the Shakespeare "doth bestride the narrow world" of the English Renaissance "like a colossus," leaving his contemporaries "walk under his large legs and peep about" to find themselves in "dishonourable graves." This course aims in part to correct this grave injustice by surveying the extraordinary output of playwrights whose names have largely been eclipsed by their more luminous compatriot: Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Ford, among others. Reading Shakespeare as just one of a group of practitioners -- many of whom were more popular than him during and even after his remarkable career -- will restore, I hope, a sense not just of the richness of English Renaissance drama, but also that of the historical and cultural moment of the English Renaissance itself. This course will examine the

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Shakespeare | Shakespeare | English Renaissance | English Renaissance | Marlowe | Marlowe | Jonson | Jonson | Webster | Webster | Ford | Ford | English Renaissance drama | English Renaissance drama | the relationship between theatre and society | the relationship between theatre and society | culture | culture | aesthetic | aesthetic | gender and class dynamics in Renaissance society | gender and class dynamics in Renaissance society | money | trade | and colonialism | money | trade | and colonialism | the body as metaphor and theatrical ?object? | the body as metaphor and theatrical ?object? | allegory and aesthetic form | allegory and aesthetic form | theatricality and meta-theatricality | theatricality and meta-theatricality | the private and the public | the private and the public | allegory | allegory | aesthetic form | aesthetic form | drama | drama | gender dynamics | gender dynamics | class dynamics | class dynamics | private | private | public | public | theatrically | theatrically | meta-theatrically | meta-theatrically | money | money | trade | trade | colonialism | colonialism | body | body | metaphor | metaphor | theatre | theatre | society | society | Spanish tragedy | Spanish tragedy | Hamlet | Hamlet | Jew of Malta | Jew of Malta | Alchemist | Alchemist | Duchess of Malfi | Duchess of Malfi | Broken Heart | Broken Heart | Arden of Faversham | Arden of Faversham | Witch of Edmonton | Witch of Edmonton | Knight of the Burning Pestle | Knight of the Burning Pestle | Island Princess | Island Princess

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21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT) 21G.223 Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.

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English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English; second; language; ESL; listening; comprehension; oral; skills; pronunciation; common expressions; gambits; idioms; formal; informal; contexts. | English | English | second | second | language | language | ESL | ESL | listening | listening | comprehension | comprehension | oral | oral | skills | skills | pronunciation | pronunciation | common expressions | common expressions | gambits | gambits | idioms | idioms | formal | formal | informal | informal | contexts | contexts | 21F.223 | 21F.223 | 21F.224 | 21F.224

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The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War The Worst(?) Poem of the First World War

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It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading → It would be fair to say, in a spirit of understatement, that the First World War served as the occasion for a certain amount of poetry. Catherine W. Reilly, in her groundbreaking English Poetry of the First World War: A … Continue reading →

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Unconventional Soldiers | Unconventional Soldiers | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts) | 790 (Recreational & performing arts)

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Popular fiction in World War I Popular fiction in World War I

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Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading → Presented by Dr Jane Potter, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University, this video and audio podcast looks beyond the War Poets to the important role that books, publishers and the book trade played during the First World War … Continue reading →

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Material Culture | Material Culture | Teaching | Teaching | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 070 (News media journalism publishing) | 820 (English literature) | 820 (English literature) | 821 (English poetry) | 821 (English poetry) | PN (Literature) | PN (Literature) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | PN4699-5650 (Journalism) | Podcast | Podcast

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nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1] nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1]

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ebook version of The comick magazine; or, Compleat library: of mirth, humour, wit, gaiety, and entertainment. By the greatest wits of all ages & nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1] ebook version of The comick magazine; or, Compleat library: of mirth, humour, wit, gaiety, and entertainment. By the greatest wits of all ages & nations. Enriched with Hogarth's celebrated ... prints. [pt.1]

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kind | kind | Anecdoetes -- England | Anecdoetes -- England | English wit and humor | English wit and humor | Satire | English | Satire | English | Periodicals -- 18th century. -- England | Periodicals -- 18th century. -- England | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales

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ebook version of The Canterbury Tales ebook version of The Canterbury Tales

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kind | kind | Poems -- England -- 14th century | Poems -- England -- 14th century | Chaucer | Geoffrey | d. 1400. | Chaucer | Geoffrey | d. 1400. | English poetry | English poetry | Middle English | Middle English | 1100-1500 | 1100-1500 | History and criticism | History and criticism | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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Exploring the English language

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How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these changes have come about? This free course will consider the development of the English language from the 15th to the 19th century.

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English Language | U211_1 | English | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Paraphrasing text

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In this free course, Paraphrasing text, you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words', which is an essential skill at university. First published on Mon, 15 Aug 2016 as Paraphrasing text. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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English Language | L185_2 | English | vocabulary | evidence | Skills for study: Writing and English | Skills for study: Critical and analytical

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21L.705 Major Authors: Old English and Beowulf (MIT)

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h?t ?e gardena in geardagum eodcyninga rym gefrunon hu a elingas ellen fremedon…. Those are the first words of the Old English epic Beowulf, and in this class you will learn to read them. Besides being the language of Rohan in the novels of Tolkien, Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) is a language of long, cold, and lonely winters; of haunting beauty found in unexpected places; and of unshakable resolve in the face of insurmountable odds. It is, in short, the perfect language for MIT students. After learning the basics of grammar and vocabulary, we will read not just excerpts from the great Beowulf but also heartrending laments (The Wanderer, The Wife's Lament), an account of the Crucifixion as narrated by the Cross itself (The Dream of the Rood), and a host of rid

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Literature | Old English | Anglo-Saxon | Beowolf | Beowulf | The Wanderer | The Wife's Lament | The Dream of the Rood | Old English riddles | Old English epic

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21L.016 Learning from the Past: Drama, Science, Performance (MIT)

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This class explores the creation (and creativity) of the modern scientific and cultural world through study of western Europe in the 17th century, the age of Descartes and Newton, Shakespeare, Milton and Ford. It compares period thinking to present-day debates about the scientific method, art, religion, and society. This team-taught, interdisciplinary subject draws on a wide range of literary, dramatic, historical, and scientific texts and images, and involves theatrical experimentation as well as reading, writing, researching and conversing. The primary theme of the class is to explore how England in the mid-seventeenth century became "a world turned upside down" by the new ideas and upheavals in religion, politics, and philosophy, ideas that would shape our modern world. Paying special

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history | art and science | art vs. science | history of science | religion | natural philosophy | mathematics | literature | church | cosmology | physics | philosphy | astronomy | alchemy | chemistry | plays | theater history | cultural studies | Shakespeare | Ford | Tate | Behn | Francis Bacon | Burton | Hobbes | Boyle | 17th century | England | Scotland | english history | scottish history | Britain | Charles I | Charles II | Cromwell | Jacobean era | Caroline era | English Restoration | House of Stuart | English Civil War | Early Modern English

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English grammar in context

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What are the differences between spoken and written English? Is use of grammar more or less complex than it appears? This free course, English grammar in context, looks at the way grammar can be used as a tool for adapting our communications (both written and spoken). This OpenLearn course will help you to see how language is intertwined with both describing a view of the world and interacting with others in that world. First published on Thu, 24 Mar 2016 as English grammar in context. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Education | English Language | E303_1 | English | grammar | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Language and creativity

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This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity, to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture and society, and to the different approaches to its study. First published on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 as Language and creativity. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2016

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Languages | English Language | E302_1 | English language | linguistics | creativity | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Paraphrasing text

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In this free course you will focus on the process of turning what you are reading into 'your own words' which is an essential skill at university.

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English Language | L185_2 | English | vocabulary | evidence | Skills for study: Writing and English | Skills for study: Critical and analytical

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Language and creativity

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This free course is an introduction to the relationship between language and creativity to the roles that linguistic creativity plays in culture and society

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Languages | English Language | E302_1 | English language | linguistics | creativity | Skills for study: Writing and English

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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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