Lingo-Stylistic Means, Humor In The Novel "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark Essay

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Lingo-stylistic means, humor in the novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" by Muriel Spark Contents Introduction 1. Chapter 1. English Literature and Muriel Spark. 1.1. English satiric novel as the main part of British realistic literature. 1.1.1. Early Prose Satire in English literature 1.1.2. Towards a theory of women and humor in literature 1.2. The peculiarities in writing of Muriel Spark. 2. Chapter 2. Humor and the novel "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". 2.1. Lingo-stylistic meanings in the novel of Muriel Spark “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". 2.2. The development of English humor. Conclusions Summary References Appendices Glossary INTRODUCTION It is never easy to frame precise definitions of literary genera, and the attempt to do so is rarely profitable; for one form shades off into another. We know well enough what we mean by a lyric, but we are sometimes puzzled to determine whether a given poem should be called a lyric or not. Still more is this the case with satire. The Romans claimed to have invented satire, and in the sense in which they meant it the claim was justified. Most of their literary forms they borrowed from the Greeks, but not the satire. For satire the Greeks had no specialized form. Yet of course the thing itself, the spirit, is present in Greek literature. There is satire in Homer, and there have been few, if any, satirists greater than Aristophanes. There is satire even in the Bible: "No doubt ye are the people, and wisdom will die with you," is satirical. In short, satire is almost as old as literature; and each people in turn that develops a literature develops a satire also. According to a view recently prevalent, it ought to follow from this that the true nature of satire is to be found by searching back to the beginnings of literature. Freeman saw practically the whole of the English

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