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Ten Processes of Word Formation (Processes 10) | Morphology

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 Ten Processes of Word Formation Table of contents 1. Word Formation 2. What is word formation 3. Processes of word formation Coinage Borrowing Compounding Blending Clipping Back formation Conversion Derivation Acronyms Abbreviations Word Formation : Word formation is a branch of linguistics which examines derived words in terms of their origin and functioning, their productivity and use in different styles of speech.  Word formation is an important means of supplementing or enhancing vocabulary. It helps in forming specialized terms. There are about ten processes of word formation, which we are going to discuss in this article. Word formation has traditionally been considered a branch of lexicology. Lexicology refers to the study of the form, meaning and behaviour of words.  Word formation is also considered a branch of morphology as morphemes help in forming new words. In this way, word formation is also known as derivational morphology. What is word formation? Before j

Elements of Tragedy by Aristotle | Poetics | Critical Theory

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Elements of Tragedy by Aristotle Now let's discuss the ingredients of a tragedy. Aristotle's theory of tragedy talks of six ingredients of tragedy, these are :- 💡6 elements of Tragedy:- Plot Character Thought Diction Spectacle Music 1) Plot :- The first and foremost element of tragedy is its plot. Aristotle has given it the most importance and calls it the ' soul of the tragedy '. Plot consists of a logical, regular and inevitable sequence of events. Without it tragedy is not possible. Aristotle discusses two kinds of plot- Simple plot and complex plot. 📍Simple plot:- In simple plot story runs smoothly with no sub-stories running side by side. There is only a single story which forms the plot. It is easy to understand. 📍Complex plot:- According to Aristotle, a complex plot consists of two stories with parallel story running along the main story. In this plot there is a unity of time, place and action. It is comparatively difficult to understand. Aristotle prefers the

Character Sketch of Belinda | The Rape of the Lock

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 Character Sketch of Belinda in The Rape of the Lock Table of Contents: 1. Introduction : Belinda  2. Introduction Alexander Pope  3. Character Sketch of Belinda     3.1 Exquisite Beauty     3.2 Un-interested in matrimony     3.3 Belinda : A Coquette     3.4 Belinda and the Sylphs     3.5 Belinda's Pride Introduction : Belinda  Belinda is a complex and controversial character since the publication of the poem The Rape of the Lock itself. She is a beautiful young maiden. Ariel, the airy Spirit is the protector of Belinda's virtue. He already reminds her of her being virgin and charming beauty in her dream. But Belinda is a bit slippery. She goes to court Hampton where her lock of hair is shipped off. Then she laments in remorse. Belinda has been presented in various shades and different roles. Where at one place Pope praises Belinda's unparalleled beauty at other times he makes  satirical and ironical comments as well.  Some critics consider her treatment

Post Colonialism and Feminist Theory | Literary Criticism

 Post-Colonialism & Feminism Post Colonial Theory & Criticism : Since about the 90's post colonial theory and criticism has had a major impact on literary and social studies. works like post colonial studies post Colonial literature or postcolonial cinema are frequently encountered. Students of literature, language, social science and law now see their subjects in a new light thanks to the postcolonial theory. The insights from postcolonial theory are so rich that they illuminate not only the abstract world of our ideas but also the everyday world of our habits and practices. Thus, why we dress the way we do, how we view things in terms of inferior-superior dichotomy, why we consider some colours and shapes more important than others can all the partly explained by post colonial theory. Terminology (Colonialism) : Post Colonial : The basic word in post colonial is colony. The word colony gives us many more words namely colonial, colonizer, colonization and decoloni

Rasa Theory in Natyashastra by Bharat Muni

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 Bharata Muni's Rasa Theory in Natyashastra Natyashastra : The Nāṭya Śāstra (Sanskrit: नाट्य शास्त्र, Nāṭyaśāstra) is a Sanskrit treatise on the performing arts. It is a notable ancient encyclopedic treatise on the arts; one which has influenced dance, music and literary traditions in India. Natyashastra deals with subjects such as dramatic composition, structure of a play and the construction of a stage to host it, genres of acting, body movements, make up and costumes, role and goals of an art director, the musical scales, musical instruments and the integration of music with art performance etc. Natyashastra also inspired secondary literature such as  Abhinavabharati written by Abhinav Gupta. { Source : Wikipedia } Natyashastra Written By Bharata Muni Profile Work Ancient Indian Treatise Genre Encyclopaedic treatise Theme Ae

Organic Theory of State | Political Theory | PSIR | UPSC

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 Organic Theory of State Organic theory of State: 🔹 The earliest concept on the State. 🔹Compares the State with an organism or Living body and the individuals with its organs. Two implications : 1. The existence and worth of individuals depend on the existence of the State similar to the organs' relation with their organism. 2. different groups and classes in society are naturally fit to perform different function similar to the functions of various organs in an organism. Key concept : State as a natural Institution: 🔹 State is a natural institution. 🔹Existence of man can't be imagined without the State. 🔹Ancients Greeks held, " State comes into existence for the sake of life and continues for the sake of good life ". 🔹 Aristotle : man is by nature a political animal. 🔹 One who lives without the State is either a beast or god. 🔹 State is prior to man. Challenged by mechanistic theory in 17th century (scientific revolution) :  Individuals as related atoms.