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With new entries and delicate edits, this 5th variation areas J.A. Cuddon’s critical dictionary firmly within the twenty first Century.

  • Written in a transparent and hugely readable sort
  • Comprehensive ancient insurance extending from precedent days to the current day
  • Broad highbrow and cultural diversity
  • Expands at the past variation to include the latest  literary terminology
  • New fabric is very centred in components similar to gender reports and queer concept, post-colonial idea, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative idea, and cultural reports.
  • Existing entries were edited to make sure that subject matters obtain balanced therapy

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Or didactic play. Hard-hitting agitprop, often linked to workers’ campaigns, resurfaced in Europe and America at another period of international and political turmoil in the late 1960s and 1970s. Theatre movements inspired by agitprop methods also arose in developing countries, such as the Theatre of the Oppressed, which originated in Brazil but now is global in its scope. See also documentary theatre. agnominatio A meaningful play on words which depends upon the repetition of a word with a subtly altered sound or letter.

And common in oratory. Often used to attain a particular effect, as in this passage from Our Mutual Friend by Dickens: Mr and Mrs Veneering were bran-new people in a bran-new house in a bran-new quarter of London. Everything about the Veneerings was spick and span new. All their furniture was new, all their friends were new, all their servants were new, their plate was new, their carriage was new, their harness was new, their horses were new, their pictures were new, they themselves were new, they were as newly-married as was lawfully com­ patible with their having a bran-new baby, and if they had set up a 30 anacreontic verse great-grandfather, he would have come home in matting from the Pantechnicon, without a scratch upon him, French-polished to the crown of his head.

II, 4) Chi K’ang-tzu asked whether there were any form of encouragement by which he could induce the common people to be respectful and loyal. The Master said, Approach them with dignity, and they will respect you. 33 analogue Show piety towards your parents and kindness towards your children, and they will be loyal to you. Promote those who are worthy, train those who are incompetent; that is the best form of encouragement. (II, 20) The Master said, I have transmitted what was taught to me without making up anything of my own.

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