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Hear Homer's Iliad Read in the Original Ancient Greek. Sure, you enjoyed hearing the way Ancient Greek music actually sounded last week, but what about the way Ancient Greek poetry actually sounded?

Hear Homer's Iliad Read in the Original Ancient Greek

We can find fewer finer or more recognizable examples of the stuff than Homer's Iliad, and above you can hear a reading of a section of the Iliad (Book 23, Lines 62-107 ) in the original Ancient Greek language. Friday essay: coughs on film and the fine but deadly art of foreshadowing. Movie characters – like Greek heroes – are typically faster, stronger, braver and better looking than those of us in the audience who stare on in admiration.

Friday essay: coughs on film and the fine but deadly art of foreshadowing

We watch as obstacles are overcome and goals achieved, attracted by the beauty and goodness in the cinematic story world. Guide to the classics: Plato’s Republic. Western philosophy is a series of footnotes to Plato, the old saying goes.

Guide to the classics: Plato’s Republic

And The Republic (c. 375 BCE), featuring Plato’s teacher Socrates in dialogue with several friends, is unquestionably central to Plato’s thought. There are few subjects that Plato’s masterpiece does not touch or play on: political theory, education, myth, psychology, ethics, epistemology, cultural criticism, drama and comedy. Title Page – Let's Get Writing! What's the Difference Between Tone and Voice? Fairytale Facts and Faux Pas. Fairytales: they are beloved by almost everyone. Well, everyone but me. See, I did my thesis on Cinderella, and after a few years of research and a lot of rewrites, you could call me a bit of an amateur folklorist. What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated.

Artificial Intelligence Identifies the Six Main Arcs in Storytelling: Welcome to the Brave New World of Literary Criticism. Is the singularity upon us?

Artificial Intelligence Identifies the Six Main Arcs in Storytelling: Welcome to the Brave New World of Literary Criticism

AI seems poised to replace everyone, even artists whose work can seem like an inviolably human industry. Or maybe not. Nick Cave’s poignant answer to a fan question might persuade you a machine will never write a great song, though it might master all the moves to write a good one. An AI-written novel did almost win a Japanese literary award. Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined.

A few hundred years ago, fairy tale auteurs like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault helped bring magical tales of princesses, evil ogres, dark forests, weird spells and thwarted love into the storybooks—and to the bedsides—of children, everywhere.

Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined

But how old are the tales they transcribed? A new study suggests that their origins go all the way back to prehistory. Hear Aldous Huxley Read Brave New World. Plus 84 Classic Radio Dramas from CBS Radio Workshop (1956-57) We are, it appears, in the midst of a “podcasting renaissance,” as Colin Marshall has recently pointed out.

Hear Aldous Huxley Read Brave New World. Plus 84 Classic Radio Dramas from CBS Radio Workshop (1956-57)

And yet, like him, I too was unaware that “podcasting had gone into a dark age.” Nevertheless, its current popularity—in an age of ubiquitous screen technology and perpetual visual spectacle—speaks to something deep within us, I think. Oral storytelling, as old as human speech, will never go out of style. Only the medium changes, and even then, seemingly not all that much. But the differences between this golden age of podcasting and the golden age of radio are still significant. That golden age waned as television came into its own in the mid-fifties, but near its end, some broadcast companies made every effort to put together the highest quality radio programming they could in order to retain their audience. Huxley returned in program #12, with a story called “Jacob’s Hands,” written in collaboration with and read by Christopher Isherwood.

Guide to the classics: Euripides’ Medea and her terrible revenge against the patriarchy. The Athenian poet Euripides was the last of the three great Greek tragedians (after Aeschylus and Sophocles) and also the least successful.

Guide to the classics: Euripides’ Medea and her terrible revenge against the patriarchy

Greek tragedies were performed competitively at religious festivals in Athens in honour of the god Dionysus. While 18 of his 90-odd plays have survived, Euripides claimed only four festival victories. The First Pattern In Your Life. Arthur Waters is a cool dude.

The First Pattern In Your Life

He could perfectly be part of the cast of “The Big Lebowski”. His light white hair combed back and held together with a rubber band, he looks like Woodstock has never ended. Arthur loves his red wine, his self-made cigarettes and profound conversations going along with them. In his four-marriages-shaken life he was an assistant literature prof, a lawyer, and many more things he would never tell you. But, above all, Arthur is my Toastmasters buddy, lector of my two books in English language and my dear friend. The Odyssey Map. Edit ×

The Odyssey Map

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables - Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed.

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection - 656+ fables -

There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet souls. Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Images, Random Fables, Search Engine and much more on the way. Guide to the classics: Homer’s Iliad - History of the Ancient World. By Chris Mackie Homer’s Iliad is usually thought of as the first work of European literature, and many would say, the greatest. It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there. In fact the Iliad takes its name from “Ilios”, an ancient Greek word for “Troy”, situated in what is Turkey today. This story had a central place in Greek mythology.

Your Pocket Guide to 10 Literary Movements. Literary movements are the kinds of things you learn about in school, then maybe join, or just steal from, or decide to hate for a while, and then . . . usually forget about. But it’s useful to know about them, in case it ever comes up at an Important Literary Dinner Party (do those still exist?) Or your next job interview (do those still exist?) Or pop quiz (run). Whatever the circumstance, you can now use this handy pocket guide (your phone is in your pocket, after all) to 10 literary movements. NB that these are not all the literary movements you should know, of course, but honestly? What "Orwellian" Really Means: An Animated Lesson About the Use & Abuse of the Term. In all of our minds, the word "Orwellian" conjures up a certain kind of setting: a vast, fixed bureaucracy; a dead-eyed public forced into gray, uniform living conditions; the very words we use mangled in order to better serve the interests of power.

We think, on the whole, of the kind of bleakness with which George Orwell saturated the future England that provides the setting for his famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Almost seventy years after that book's publication, we now use "Orwellian" to describe the views of the political party opposite us, the Department of Motor Vehicles — anything, in short, that strikes us as brutish, monolithic, implacable, deliberately stripped of meaning, or in any way authoritarian. We use the word so much, in fact, that it can't help but have come detached from its original meaning. "I can tell you that we live in Orwellian times," writes the Guardian's Sam Jordison. Related Content: Making Connections: 50 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link Classic Texts to the World Today. Get started - English & literature guide for VCE (and everyone) - Research Guides at State Library of Victoria. This guide will assist you in finding reviews and analyses of novels, short stories, poetry, plays and films.

It has a specific focus on the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English and Literature texts. The content, though, will be helpful to anyone looking for hints on reading and responding to texts, or seeking links to commentaries, criticisms and plot overviews. The Library subscribes to many literature databases giving access to a wide range of high quality journal articles and other publications. Many of these databases contain the full text of articles, but some provide citations for articles. Ray Bradbury Reveals the True Meaning of Fahrenheit 451: It's Not About Censorship, But People "Being Turned Into Morons by TV"

Even those of us who've never read Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 know it as a searing indictment of government censorship. Or at least we think we know it, and besides, what else could the story of a dystopian future where America has outlawed books whose main character burns the few remaining, secreted-away volumes to earn his living be about? It turns out that Bradbury himself had other ideas about the meaning of his best-known novel, and in the last years of his life he tried publicly to correct the prevailing interpretation — and to his mind, the incorrect one. "Fahrenheit 451 is not, he says firmly, a story about government censorship," wrote the Los Angeles Weekly's Amy E. Every literary movement in the history of literature summed up in a single sentence. This is How Literary Fiction Teaches Us to Be Human. Think about every bully you can remember, whether from fiction or real life. A Handy, Detailed Map Shows the Hometowns of Characters in the Iliad.

Click here to see a larger version of the map. Why should you read Virgil's "Aeneid"? - Mark. Edutopia. The Daring English Teacher: Three Universal Themes Every High School Student Should Know. As English teachers, we are in a unique position where we not only shape and refine students’ writing skills, but also, possibly, hopefully, their world view. Historically, men translated the Odyssey. Here’s what happened when a woman took the job. What Makes a Person: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life. Theconversation. Shakespearean What-Ifs — Good Tickle Brain: A Mostly Shakespeare Webcomic. Free Great Gatsby Multiple Critical Perspectives Poster. The Odyssey - coursehero. Fahrenheit 451 by the numbers (infographic) Brave New World - coursehero. Pride and Prejudice Study Guide - Course Hero. A Street Car Named Desire - coursehero. A Clockwork Orange - coursehero. Pride and Prejudice Study Guide - Course Hero. Mansfield Park - coursehero. The Scarlet Letter - coursehero.

Gulliver's Travels - coursehero. Lord of the Flies - coursehero. Inferno - coursehero. The Toulmin Model of Argumentation. Teaching Students How to Write Commentary for the Literary Analysis Essay — The Bespoke ELA Classroom. Writing commentary is undoubtedly the most difficult part of writing any essay. Sunday School: VCE English texts with Libbi Gorr - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Mrs. JZ Presents: AP English Language and Composition. Compcolts - SYNTHESIS ESSAY RESOURCES. Perseus Digital Library. Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh - The Conversation. Literary Criticism - AP English IV: Literature and Composition. The 5 Elements Of A Story – Writers Write. Your Writing & Literary Resource. Literary Techniques: How to Analyse Poetry and Prose.

Literary Techniques: Techniques for Analysing a Written Text. From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire. Rhetorical Analysis Walkthrough. Everything you need to know to read Homer's "Odyssey" - Jill Dash. Chris Hadfield Is Proof of the Power of Sci-Fi. Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old. Simon Callow Reads from The Canterbury Tales - For Reading Addicts. AP Lit Handouts - Biancheri. AP Language and Composition - Mrs. Burns. How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction. Finding Female Examples of Archetypes. Listen to a Recording of J.R.R. Tolkien Reading the Lord of the Rings - For Reading Addicts. ToposText – a Reference Tool for Greek Civilization.

Understanding the Types of Conflicts in Literature with Examples. A Summary and Analysis of the ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ Fairy Tale. Cs.cmu. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know. A Guide to 'Pride and Prejudice' Retellings. Which Dystopia Will Donald Trump's Presidency Most Resemble? Is it actually ironic? 3 TED-Ed Lessons on irony. Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle. Ready to Brainstorm? Activities for Literature. The SIFT Method for Literature Analysis. The 55 AP Language and Composition Terms You Must Know. Mr.Dickes. J.R.R. Tolkien Reads from The Lord of the Rings and Sings “Sam’s Rhyme of the Troll” in a Rare Recording. Great Short Stories for Teaching Theme in Fiction. Compcolts - English Curriculum Resources. Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: Literary Devices: Free Handout and Link to New Publication.

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