What is Leo Tolstoy's contribution to English prose?
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider Tolstoy to have been one of the world's greatest novelists. Tolstoy is equally known for his complicated and paradoxical persona and for his extreme moralistic and ascetic views, which he adopted after a moral crisis and spiritual awakening in the 1870s, after which he also became noted as a moral thinker and social reformer.
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The Viking contribution to the language we speak today is astonishing. Many place-names (mostly ending in -by, such as Selby) are from Old Norse in origin. Also, most words beginning with the sk- combination are Norse in origin. . For example: . Scuffle . Scant . Scowl . Skirt . Scare
Prose is basically written words structured the same as spoken words. Essentially the same as a book or short story, newspaper article, factual book or dialogue. An example of writing that is not prose is poetry, which may rhyme, or have a rhythmic structure or form. In a single simple sentenc…e; Prose is writing the same as you would speak out loud. ( Full Answer )
Answers . If the poem is difficult to understand it may mean that your teacher wants to find out if you've understood the poem from a linguistic point of view.. Oops. You don't say whether you were asked to turn an existing poem into prose - in which case the above would make sense - or whethe…r you were asked to create a poem of your own in prose form. In the second case, I assume it means the teacher want something 'poetic' but isn't too bothered about metre and so on. . Joncey ( Full Answer )
The very first English tragedy was Norton and Sackville's Gorboduc , probably written around 1562 (two years before Shakespeare was born). Theatre as we know it did not exist before Shakespeare's time. There were Miracle Plays, Mystery Plays, and Mummer shows - but these were amateur perfomances… with very simple stories which were usually performed connected with a religious festival. They were more like a Christmas pantomime at the Church Hall than like a modern play. Commercial Theatre - professional actors producing plays for entertainment, and people paying money to see them - only began while Shakespeare was growing up. The earliest playhouse of which we have record was the Bull Inn (mentioned by Richard Flecknoe in his Short Discourse of the English Stage ) which only began to offer real plays 'about the begining of Queen Elizabeth's reign' (ie 1558). So when Shakespeare first arrived in London in the 1580's theatre was a new entertainment medium. It was very unpopular with the forces of social conservatism (including much of the aristocracy and almost all religious fundamentalists) since it enabled the ordinary people who became actors sometimes to become very rich. (Actors were called masterless men . The idea that someone could make money without either being born rich, or training in an established profession, was new and scandalous in Elizabethan society). Theatre was also unpopular with the upper classes because it was an entertainment medium which ordinary working people could afford. The company that Shakespeare joined - James Burbage' The Lord Chamberlains Men - had the first custom-built playhouse in the world. Burbage built it himself (Burbage was a builder before he became involved with drama) and when it opened (sometime around 1577) there was no name for such a place - there had never been one before. Burbage invented a name: he called it The Theatre . Over the next sixty years (until in 1642 the religious fundamentalists had their way and closed all the theatres down) theatre became the first commercial entertainment medium in the world. Almost any working person could afford to go to the theatre (at least occasionally), and - because theatre was performed by masterless men , who had no special interest in protecting the existing class-system or the existing church - theatre plays could discuss social issues (Othello), sexual morality (Much Ado about Nothing), modern fashion (As You Like It). The theatre could also teach history (the Henry VI plays) or indirectly discuss contemporary political crises (Richard II is a historical play, but the issues it deals with were acutely relevant during the period it was written). A little after Shakespeare's time there were even plays about current affairs (Thomas Middleton's Game at Chess, or A Chaste Maid in Cheapside). The Elizabethan theatre was the world's first commercial entertainment medium, and in Elizabethan society it did the work that is now done by Television, Cinema, Rock Music, political rallies, and even newspapers. Shakespeare wasn't the only Elizabethan dramatist. Christopher Marlowe, John Webster, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Decker are all also important. But Shakespeare was the best - and Elizabethan drama was certainly the begining of the modern entertainment industry, and in an important sense it was also the begining of the modern world.. ( Full Answer )
Apprentaces contributed to the colonial economy by learning trades. This preserved the knowledge attained by previous generations. It also gave children growing up a place to grow up and learn. It even gave shopowners a source of free labor.
A prose is the ordinary form of written language and ordinary writing a distinguished from verse.
The deaf contributed sign language and lip reading to the English languages. The first evidence of sign language actually dates back to texts written by Socrates in the 5th Century BC. But other than that, they live lives as we do and many were inventors and contributed to our well being. Deaf p…eople I am aware of from history: Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Beethoven... ( Full Answer )
A Leo is a person whose birthday occurs in August. Astrologersbelieve that the star sign that a person falls under can reveal alot about their personality traits.
The English Bill of Rights served as an influence in terms of theUS Constitution. It limited the power of the king, and requiredelections to Parliament. It was passed in 1689.
Norse influence on English is profound. The Norse people founded many important British cities, such as Dublin and York, and a large part of Britain, called the Danelaw, was under Norse control for centuries. The pronoun "they" is Norse ( the Old English word for they was the same as the word for sh…e). All the sk- words like skiff and skirt, having English cognates in sh- ( ship and shirt ) are Norse. Also the loss of declensional endings in English is attributed in part to Norse influence. ( Full Answer )
1424 pages in the English translation. However, due to font and page size, that can obviously vary somewhere between 1200-1600.
Whats are the problems which hinder the proses of teaching English subject at intermediate level in Pakistan?
The main problem is a weak base in English. At the priamry level, not enough attention is given to teaching English and so many students have only a cursory grasp of English and so cannot comprehend the more advanced English of intermediate level. Also, the so-called Muslim uleam oppose English as t…he language of the non-Muslims and discourage the children of their followers from studying English ( their own children usually study in UK and USA ------ their preaching is only for others not for themselves ) ( Full Answer )
Prose is anything that is not poetry. So, nonfiction, novels,speeches, and formal letters are all examples of prose.
A prose paragraph is when you paraphrase the story or poem. Another word for paraphrase is reword it in your in own words so just sum it down to your own words.
Story prose is the narrative itself. Prose is in paragraph form, asopposed to poetical form. Prose is the action of the story.
One of the words he made is the word assasination. I'm not sure which play he used it first in. no mate its not this answer
The preaching of strict morals based on Protestant ideals characterizes the literary production of the English Renaissance. HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON… WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS HELLO GCS USERS ON WIKIANSWERS ( Full Answer )
The knights in the Middle Ages was accorded the highest rank of society and often amember of the king's court. The knights role in stories/epics is not only as a warrior but as a lover. Because of the system of knighthood, the position of women in society became one of great importance, and this is …perhaps of the people's great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The knights were bound to womanhood through the oaths they have sworn. He must be faithful and loyal; win his ladylove through the acts of faithfulness, manliness, skills, patience and loyalty. In those times, romance is one of the fascinating subjects of epics and tales; such are depicted by the Arthurian romances; tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table; their adventures, disloyalty, wars, ad love affairs; such that the knights played a great role. ( Full Answer )
I thought for sure he won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.\n. \nOne fascinating aspect of the Nobel Prize for Literature has to do with the people who didn't win it. Leo Tolstoy never did. He was considered for the initial prize in 1901, but the judges determined that for his anarchism and his e…ccentric religious views, he should be passed over. Tolstoy was again nominated in 1902, but was again rejected. Tolstoy said that he didn't mind "because it saved me from the painful necessity of dealing in some way with money--generally regarded as very necessary and useful, but which I regard as the source of every kind of evil." ( Full Answer )
The English made huge contributions to American society includingthe steam engine, most of the English language, and patriotism. TheEnglish also contributed to the American nuclear family image andearly government styles.
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Not much, in terms of vocabulary. There are more Native American words in English than Celtic ones. But in terms of style, the Celtic contribution is great, as the linguistic substrate informing the diction of many English language stylists, such as James Joyce and Robert Louis Stevenson.
The priest is also a teacher as well as awriter They have big contributions to the English literature. In the olden times, priests write manuscripts/scriptures concerning their religion or beliefs. They even write about their findings or discoveries, because in those times priests also serve as 'sci…entists', 'laboratory workers'. Some even write about the history of their country; one such was the Venerable Bede. He wrote The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation. Some of the old manuscripts are being kept and preserved in museums for exhibits as well as for further studies about it. ( Full Answer )
Hard to answer without writing a book and hopefully others will add to this one but of the many things one was defeating the French military in 1759 and driving France from Canada. AND leaving the French people. If France had remained in control of New France we would have had a history more simi…lar to other French Colonies and by having so many French people stay Canada had to consider the rights of minority's and they gave Canada a Pro-USA group to offset the Loyalists who were, at times, rather anti-USA. ( Full Answer )
This sentence isn't grammatical in Latin and contains an unrecognizable word to boot. There's really no way to translate it.
Literacy (the ability to read and write) was relatively rare in England before about the Sixteenth Century: schools were expensive and ordinary families were unable to send their children to them. One of the few ways a child from an ordinary background could learn to read and write was to follow …a religious vocation: as a priest or monk he would be taught to read and write - if only so that he could copy out religious texts in a scriptorium. Because of this, much early English literature is composed by priests or monks. Orm's Ormulum (before 1200) is probably the first poem in modern English, and priests continued to be over-represented among writers at least until the time of William Langland (1380's). One of the reasons Chaucer is so important is that he has no particular religious affiliation at all - he is one of the first important English poets to come absolutely from the laity. ( Full Answer )
the possibility of him dying from his appendix cannot be true since the appendix is on the right side and not the left as where his pain derived from. WRONG!! The pain from an appendix is on the left side, it is called rebounding pain. The pain originates from one part of the body, but it is felt s…omewhere else.... ( Full Answer )
Chaucer - usually reckoned to be the first important poet in modern English - was a well-known translator from the French. Indeed, there is a famous French poem by Eustache Deschamps praising 'Noble Geoffrey Chaucer, the great translator'. Spenser - the earliest of the great Elizabethan authors - …modeled his first book of poetry (The Shepheards Calendar) on the Eclogues of the Italian poet Baptista Spagnuoli Mantuanus. A little later Shakespeare borrowed the stories of some of his best plays from Italian sources (Romeo and Juliet comes from Bandello - via Arthur Brooke), and in one case even a Danish history (Hamlet comes from Saxo Grammaticus' History of the Kings of Denmark). Much later Edward Fitzgerald's Rubaiyyat - a crucial work in the formation of modernism - is a very loose translation of some poems written in medieval Persian. Other langauges have made an immeasurable contribution to English literature - and English literature in turn has made an immeasurable contribution to other languages. ( Full Answer )
the English translation for the lation "Leo vincit" is "victorious lion". it can be found on the crest of the National Champion Penn State Women's Rugby team. PSUWRFC
"I can't read" The use or real translation for "no leo" could be when somebody ask you something like, Have you read the last book..? the answers coudl be "I don't like to read" or "I don't read". OR If someone (mom or dad) ask you to read something, sometimes you respond, "I don't want to read". …but "no leo" is like to say: I don't read. I don't like to read or even in some cases, "I don't know to read". ( Full Answer )
Tolstoy had many heroines in his books, but the one who was the title charcter ws Anna Karenina
Tolstoy's War and Peace celebrates the themes of religion, suffering, and ultimate destiny. His characters constantly surmount social strain, national distress, and class struggle. They are most often helped with religious conversions and the reappearance of old friends.
He wrote and translated many great Indian works into English .He wrote about reality, about truth .Malgudi Days is one of his best works written in English.It deals with the fictional town of South India - Malgudi and about the lives of the people living there.
By Seraphim..........the knights contributed only to the mythic nature of the Welsh Arthurian legend. The first writer to describe the Round Table was Wace, whose Roman de Brut was an elaboration of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. Other literary contributions would have been made b…y Sir Thomas Malory. ( Full Answer )
Poetry comprises most of the Old English literature which we now have. Beowulf, The Exeter Book poems and other poetry is our best source for the language. The only writing in Old English which isn't poetry is the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Tolstoy thought that the peasants lived the best life possible, they were close to the earth so they were closest to God. The people that lived in the cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg were a fallen people. They were too fake, they worried more about appearance and following what was socially ac…ceptable that they didn't see what was real anymore. High society had no appeal to Tolstoy. He preferred to work amongst lower society, peasants. ( Full Answer )
Teaching proper prose and pronunciation skills in English is vitalto increasing literacy rates. More importantly it is important forclear communication skills.
Marlowe popularized the use of blank verse in plays such as Doctor Faustus and Tamburlaine.
Writer Matthew Arnold , in his essay 'The Study of Poetry' (1880) uses the phrase 'our age of prose and reason' when speaking of particular aspects of the eighteenth century. For a direct link to the page of his essay where he says this, see Related links below.
Prose is any expression in ordinary statement in written or speech as facts often dull and lacking imagination or the artistic nuances of literary devices used in poetry.
Leone is an Italian equivalent of the English word "Leo" in astrology. Specifically, the Italian word is a masculine noun that means "lion." Its singular definite article il means "the." Its singular indefinite article un , uno means "a, one." The pronunciation is "LEH-oh."
He commissioned an authorized translation of the Bible into English which was well executed and designed to be read aloud in churches. As such, its language was learned by the overwhelming majority of Britons who went to church. This occurred at the time when modern English was settling down followi…ng its period of construction out of the amalgamation Anglo-Saxon and Norman French. The King James Bible formed a model for the new language which was heard and understood throughout the realm. Many of its phrases became common sayings and expressions. As literacy increased, it became one book which most people had access to and would read. Many people learnt to read by using this Bible as a reader. King James also firmly upheld the protestant tradition in religion. One of the tenets of protestantism was that the Bible should be available to all and should be read by all. So, not only did the Authorized Version come to define the language, the tradition which gave birth to it also nurtured the reading and use of that language. The actual work of translation was done by committees of academics, linguists and clergy: King James' personal contribution was the political one of launching and financing the project and ensuring that it was properly organized and executed. His input may not have been linguistic, but without his commitment and initiative the language I am using to write this would certainly be different from what it is. An interesting comparison, as well as some interesting contrasts, can be made with the Martin Luther translation of the Bible into the German language. ( Full Answer )
John Milton was an English author in the 1600's. He is most famousfor "Paradise Lost", but wrote many poems and stories to enchantthe reader.
Leo is an Italian loan name in English. Specifically, the Italian word is a masculine proper noun. It is a nickname for Leonardo . The respective pronunciations are "LEH-oh" and "leh-oh-NAHR-doh."
St. Teresa was sent to Ireland to learn English, but her many contributions to English went much farther than the lauguage. She did most of her healing and teaching in Albania and Calcutta. Once when an observer noticed Mother Teresa attending sick and poorly children, the observer remarked, "I woul…dn't touch those filthy children for thousands of dollars." Mother Teresa replied, "Neither would I. I do it for the love of Jesus Christ." s ( Full Answer )
Ruskin Bond is considered a huge pioneer in English literature inthe country of India. In 1999, he was awarded a lifetimecontribution award.
well i will take the hand of the person who have proposed me and put on my heart and ask him again whether he like me or not
Tolstoy and Sofya had 13 children with 10 surviving infancy. . Sergey Tolstoy: Born in 1863. Sergey stayed in Russia all his life. Sergey died in 1948. . Tatyana "Tanya" Lvovna Tolstoy: Born in 1864. Tanya died in 1950. . Ilya Lvoich Tolstoy: Born in 1866. A writer and actor, Ilya died in 1933. .… Leo Tolstoy: Born in 1869. Leo had a bitter relationship with his father. Leo died in 1945. . Marya "Masha" Tolstoy: Born in 1871. Marya died of pneumonia in her mid-30s in 1906. . Pyotr "Petya" Tolstoy: Born in 1872. Petya died in 1873 from croup. . Nicholas Tolstoy: Born in 1874. Nicholas died in 1875 of meningitis when he was 10 months old. . Varvara Tolstoy: Born and died within an hour in 1875. Varvara was born prematurely. . Andrey Tolstoy: Born in 1877. Andrey died during WWI in 1916. . Michael Tolstoy: Born in 1879. Michael lived in France for many years. He died in Morocco in 1944. . Alexis Tolstoy: Born in 1881. Alexis died in 1886 of quinsy when four years old. . Alexandra "Sasha" Tolstoy aka Aleksandra Lvovna Tolstoy: Born in 1884. Actress, co-founded the Tolstoy Foundation. Tolstoy made Aleksandra his heir. She died in 1979. . Ivan "Vanichka" Tolstoy: Born in 1888. Vanichka died in 1895 of scarlet fever when he was seven years old. Tolstoy also had a son who was born before he met Sofya. . Timothy Tolstoy: Born abt. 1859. Timothy became a coach driver on Tolstoy's estate. Timothy's mother is Aksinya aka Axinya Bazykin, a married peasant. Leo Tolstoy's relationship with Aksinya lasted three years. ( Full Answer )
There are many ways in which one can contribute to teaching English in Korea. One can become an English teacher in Korea. One may also donate money to causes that help fund the teaching of the English language in Korea.
Joan D Arc was a French lady. She helped the French to get victory against the English.Later after the war ended the english captured her and hanged her