English Literature Dictionary & Glossary for students
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Welcome to possibly the most comprehensive English Literature related dictionary on the internet for students

Choose the initial letter of the term you wish to visit and click on it.

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Welcome to ITS Tutorial School's comprehensive source of definitions for terms related to English Literature . It covers a wide range of terms, concepts and theories related to English literature. A brief biography of many well known  authors has also been included.

Over 850 terms are defined. This dictionary is primarily aimed at supporting secondary/senior/high school and early tertiary students who are studying English literature or related subjects.

The definitions of terms and concepts that have been included are most of the major subject specific words that students will come across when studying English literature at senior high school. First year undergraduates may also find it a useful reference point for topic areas that they did not cover at secondary/senior/high school. All terms in this dictionary are cross referenced and linked for ease of use.

The resource is the fourth in a series of Dictionaries/Glossaries that ITS Tutorial School has been developing specifically aimed at providing a comprehensive source of subject specific definitions to help students and teachers everywhere. ITS Tutorial School is aiming to provide a content rich portal that will be of aid to both educators and students worldwide. All terms in this dictionary have been rewritten from a wide variety of sources with the emphasis being on precise definitions and explanations that students can use in their study. Term are cross linked with the linked term opening in a new page so that students can fully understand the definition or concept that is being explained.

ITS has spent a considerable amount of time in writing the dictionary and is copyright holder of this dictionary. Use is subject to the following:

You may print definitions for your own use as a student or teacher without ITS permission but I do ask that these print-outs give the URL as the source.

You may not copy any of these pages on to your own web-site, or any form of electronically accessible media.

Please email ITS if you would like to add a term to this dictionary / glossary. Either send us your definition or request that we define the term for you.

This resource was created to help students and others everywhere. ITS would like to freely encourage other internet sites to link to this dictionary.

Please just paste the following link text into your html source code:

<a href="http://www.itseducation.asia/english-literature/" target="_new">English Literature Dictionary / Glossary for Students</a>

It will look like this:
English Literature Dictionary / Glossary for Students

All terms in this dictionary are bookmarked and it is possible to place a link to any term that will then open the definition in a new page from your own site by using the following text. All that is needed is to change the b.htm to the correct dictionary letter page ie d.htm and the tem ie blank_verse to the term you wish to show the definition to i.e description.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.itseducation.asia/english-literature/b.htm#blank_verse">blank verse</a>

It will look like this: blank verse

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This dictionary is designed to be especially targeted at students studying the following courses and syllabuses:

United Kingdom (UK) AS & A2 (GCE) Level syllabuses from AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR exam boards
The IB (International Baccalaureate) English (both A1 and A2)
Hong Kong (HK) A Level and HKDSE Literature in English
Australian syllabuses including HSC, VCE and SACE
Introductory level courses in the United States for English literature related degrees
First year university or associate diploma level English literature related courses
Home schooling students

This resource was developed by:
The staff at ITS Tutorial School
The dictionary's content was edited by:

Maya Parmer
M.A Leeds - (English Literature)


Susan Smith
B.A., G.Dip.Ed.,G.Dip.App.Ling., M.Ed.
Director of Studies
ITS Tutorial School



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