Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0710[Article Number: 0FDC4C055406]
There is no doubt that the rise of the Greek drama, as evident in the classical writings of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, had left a predominant impact on the Elizabethan writings of comedies. However, it was the tragedies that stood supreme. Yet, their appeal to the mass Elizabethan audience for their brutal images displayed on stage would not have been emotionally captivating had it not been for the Roman... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0716[Article Number: 0B6E6C655405]
Animals have held an important place in written literature for thousands of years; hence animal fiction comes to mean a fictional work where an animal plays an integral part of the story to make it complete. In most works of literature throughout the ages, animals function only in service to humans. They represent their human counterpart symbolically in order to teach lessons or correct human weakness. This tendency of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0783[Article Number: 43246FA55179]
Conventionally, the judgment of the degree of linguistic complexity in a text relies much on the subjective interpretation of the readers. Besides being less generalizable across readers, the subjective approach has to remain limited to only a limited number of texts that human eyes can scan through. This study investigated the issue of linguistic simplicity of the poetical works of William Wordsworth over the ones of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2015.0727[Article Number: 619191053792]
An idiom is a phrase which you cannot understand by putting together the meanings of the words in it. For example, pull your socks up has nothing to do with socks or pulling them up, but means "try your best". There are more than 5500 common idioms suitable for intermediate learners, yet the total number of English idioms is far greater. Idioms (McCaig and Manser, 1986) are a very important part of the English... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0698[Article Number: 5A9CB6F53794]
The current study is designed to find the comparative effects of direct feedback method and indirect feedback method of error treatment on Urdu EFL learners’ writings at intermediate level. To find out the comparative results about these two treatment methods, 46 students having Urdu as their mother tongue were divided into two groups. Errors in writings of one group were treated by direct feedback method while... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2015.0782[Article Number: 0F335C253796]
English is, no doubt, a widely spoken language all over the world, which substantially influences its development. Bangladesh is no exception, and here English is taught at all levels of education and recently, it has been seen that in most of the universities of Bangladesh, students most of the time, when they speak with other students, use English in their speaking extensively, and many times, they mix English with... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2015.0788[Article Number: 011E73A53478]
This research deals with the main themes in the novel Lord of the Flies written by the British novelist William Golding. It shows how the theme plays an important role in every literary work; it reflects the central idea of the writer or author. This research shows how Golding displays his characters to present different themes and ideas in order to show his readers the experience and performance of each character to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2015.0783[Article Number: 5DFC34453481]
The acquisition and learning of a language involve understanding and mastery of what constitutes its grammar. This paper assessed the performance of second language undergraduate students in the use of English prepositions and determined the likely sources of challenges in its correct use. One hundred and ninety eight undergraduate students were randomly selected from the Department of English Language of a... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0673[Article Number: 596F50753014]
This study aimed at describing a peer-taught program in teaching the English novel course for third-year students at University College of Educational Sciences in Palestine. Through sharing the role of teacher with the students, students were able, with support, to learn and share their learning with their classmates. The major aims of the study were to find out whether the adoption of peer-teaching strategy can enhance... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2015.0739[Article Number: A82BC0F53021]
It is a serious matter of concern in the studies of Comparative Literature today as the politics of theory continues to play up against other literatures of the world. At the institutionalization of the discipline in the United State after the World War II, the American Comparative Literature Association was founded in 1960 to the exclusion of African literature and other literatures. It was intended to work across the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0675[Article Number: 8C2600552081]
This analysis of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi examines extraordinary elements of this famed novel; it examines it as an avant-garde montage, a new fable, A tableau of the weird and fantastic—in other words, a book outside the realm of normal novelistic portrayal and exposition. In one important sense, this novel is a combination of the fictional and the factual, which can be understood as transacting... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2013.0565[Article Number: F387C6052082]
The dominant trend in the world of politics today is a radical and spontaneous move towards a state of terrorism in a bid to show a big line between the strong and the weak nations; between the powerful and the powerless individuals in a postcolonial state, and the paradox of this action is that it gradually leads to self destruction, and a rape on human dignity and pride which the perpetrators of this act seek to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0677[Article Number: 3EA5A0150999]
Post colonialism is generally taken to be a term of repression and resistance. But post colonialism need not necessarily connote a violent reaction of the dominating and the dominated against each other. In fact more than repression and regression, cultural and political adaptation and appropriation seem to have been at work in this process. Several postcolonial theorists have condoned the view that colonialism and post... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0618[Article Number: A4A4D1051001]
I once heard a story being told to my children by one of my sisters. The story, so simple, is of a man who has an incurable wound and is in search of a cure. He is told of a medicine man whose name is Ndiiro, but he does not know the way to Ndiiro's place. He encounters different people and asks each one of them the way to Ndiiro's. The story depends on a repetition of the song that describes Ndiiro. I used the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0644[Article Number: 82A010E49924]
Better known as a historian than novelist and playwright, the Nigerienne André Salifou, just like the Nigerian Chinua Achebe, the Ghanaian Ayi Kwei Armah and the Kenyan Ngugi Wa Thiong'O, used history to develop the various topics evoked in his novel entitled La valse des vautours (The Waltz of the Vultures). If the colonizer stressed the domination and systematic exploitation of various African... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0702[Article Number: 3BEEA7B49917]
This paper tackles Jane Eyre's journey to get belonging. This journey passes five phases. The paper is not going to focus on these chronological phases in details or highlight on them. The major task of the researcher is to discuss two major points: Jane's consistent endeavors to have belonging and the moral stance of Jane to achieve this purpose. These two points will give the researcher a convenient chance to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0655[Article Number: 3202E0F49920]
This research explores Philip Frenaeau’s literary reactions to the American Revolution by examining five of his poems. These are: “To the Americans,” “On the American Frigate Alliance,” “A Political Litany,” “George, The Third’s Soliloquy,” and “An Ancient Prophecy”. All poems contain ideas, which are closely related to the American Revolution. It... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0686[Article Number: 5F2818A49922]
We live in a global world where our existence depends solely on our felicity of using English most often. Thus, getting well versed in English has become quite mandatory. While this does not pose a problem in metropolitan cities and towns, people in rural areas lack the skills to converse in English. There is still a major chunk of civilization devoid of the developments in terms of language and technology. English... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0719[Article Number: B011FC849467]
The article discusses the character of the child in the novel "the Ghost child" by Sonya Hartnett. The main Idea in the novel is that one must not tie him or herself to a love affair that ended long ago. One must be in a position to bury the past and move on with life. Key words: Love, self worth. Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJEL2014.0672[Article Number: 19F00AE49469]
This study assessed the instructors’ reflections on using writing assignment and group writing as means of providing students with more writing practices and assessing students’ performance in the writing course. Fifteen instructors were provided with open-ended items of relevance and feasibility of using the two assessment mechanisms. Only five instructors responded and their reflections are presented. All... Read more.
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