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Oscar Wilde Biography

Wilde was born…..? October 1854 Who were Wilde’s parents and shaped Oscar’s future more than anyone else? William and Jane Wilde How many children did Wilde have? 3 out of wedlock; 3 in wedlock What name did Wilde’s mother write under? What does it mean in Italian? Speranza; Hope Where was Wilde awarded a scholarship…

Part 1: A Comedy of Manners: The Importance of Being Earnest

How is Wilde making fun of the Victorian rules for entertaining guests? [Jack puts out his hand to take a sandwich. Algernon at once interferes.] [Algernon.] Please don’t touch the cucumber sandwiches. They are ordered specially for Aunt Augusta. [Takes one and eats it.] Jack. Well, you have been eating them all the time. Algernon….

The Sphinx Without a Secret by Oscar Wilde

shabbiness (shabby) poor, showing signs of long usage immensely in great extent high-spirited proud, unbroken spiryt frankness straightforwardness a great deal of her change she changed for better puzzled when someone has a problem and tries to solve it or understand it stoutest stubborn, determined trotting down moving down a bit faster than a walk…

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Oscar Wilde – The Harlot’s House

Mechanical grotesques Mech Black leaves whirling in the wind Leaves Skeletons Bones Clockwork puppets Controlled The dead Rip Love passed into the house of lust Into house

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings…

oscar wilde bio

when and where was he born october 1852 dublin ireland what was his father like very smart, very well educated doctor, and historian, also optimologist what was his mother like? mother wrote poems and was very intellectual,humorous said bawdy things to see if she could get a rise outta people where did he go to…

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Wilde: The Marquess of Queensberry’s claim to fame is that he patronized the man who designed the rules of boxing that bear his name: “The Queensberry Rules” My lord, I object Wilde: This is the Marquess of Queensberry, the most infamous brute in London. You are never to allow him to enter my house again….

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

delicate Easily broken or damaged, fragile. Prosecuted To initiate or conduct a criminal case against. linnet Small finch-like bird with yellow throat. bore To weary by tediousness or dullness. personification A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes Simile A comparison using “like” or “as” Literary…

Victorian Era and the Importance of Being Earnest

What is the time period for the Victorian Era? 1833-1901 Who ruled during the Victorian Era? Queen Victoria What happened to Queen Victoria’s husband? Her husband (Albert) died, and she mourned him for the rest of her life How was the economy during the Victorian Era? Booming What were women now allowed to do? Attend…

Oscar Wilde: Author Background

What is Oscar Wilde’s full name? -Oscar Fingal O’Flaherie Willis Wilde When was Oscar Wilde born? -October 16th, 1854 Where was Oscar Wilde born? -Dublin, Ireland What were his father’s occupations? -Surgeon and Author What were his mother’s occupations? -Novelist and Poet How many siblings did Oscar Wilde have? -2 brothers and 1 sister What…

Victorian Age/Oscar Wilde

Oscar’s Full Name Oscar Fingall O’Flahertie Wills Wilde Oscar spent how many years in prison? 2 What do they call Jack in the city? Ernest Who is Jack’s love interest? Gwendolen Algernon’s love interest? Cecily How old was Oscar when he died? 46 Where was Oscar born? Dublin, Ireland Was Oscar an athletic person? No…

Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde

P: Earnest Earnest/John/(Jack) Worthing G: To win the hand of Gwendolyn in Marriage. Earnest/John/(Jack) Worthing F: Protagonist. Example of what one must do to be “earnest” in such a repressive society as Victorianism. Earnest/John/(Jack) Worthing P: “City” sophisticated Gwendolyn Fairfax G: To marry someone by the name of Earnest. Gwendolyn Fairfax F: Goal of Earnest”s…

English literary devices

Figures of speech are expressions that stretch words beyond their literal meanings. By connecting or juxtaposing different sounds and thoughts, figures of speech increase the breadth and subtlety of expression. Alliteration The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, at the beginning of words. (alliterative) Aposiopesis A breaking-off of speech, usually because of rising emotion or…

Facts about Oscar Wilde

A famous English Victorian writer Who was Oscar Wilde? 1837 – 1901 in Britain What does ‘Victorian’ mean? 11 short stories How many short stories for children did he write? a fable/a short story used to teach a moral what kind of story is ‘The Happy Prince’? yes, he was fluent in German and French…

Advanced – Oscar Wilde – Personality adjectives

timid inarticulated patronizing Condescending, having a superior manner, treating as an inferior snobbish elitist haughty Arrogant and superior earnest serious in intention or effort overbearing domineering, haughty, bullying; overpowering, predominant prejudiced being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand witty funny and clever (as Chandler Bing in the TV series friends) courteous polite…

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