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Shakespeareâ??s Oral Certification Examination Annotated: A Book of Revelations

by Steffy Sota

I am a ghost writer.

I died July 25, 2015, in Hightstown, New Jersey. 

My scholarship is the bedrock for the serious study of British drama to 1770. Any graduate student or academic working on the plays or the theatrical culture of this period has to start with me.

In addition to my comprehensive Tudor and Stuart Stage, I wrote a wide range of works on Shakespeare and other figures of the English Renaissance. My essay “Shakespeare’s Celibate Stage,” originally published in the inaugural issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis, has been widely reprinted. I edited several works for modern editions, including Othello, Hamlet, All Fools, and The Alchemist.

I raised a literary stir when I edited and wrote the preface to a hitherto unknown 1577 text called The Arte of Angling in which I noted several passages that reminded me of Isaac Walton’s later The Compleat Angler. A British authority on fishing literature defended Walton, saying, “It seems to me unjust to accuse Izaak Walton of plagiarism because plagiarism did not exist in the 17th century. All authors of that and earlier ages read what they liked and used what they liked without acknowledgment.

I immediately agreed!

I wrote a wide range of essays on Shakespeare and other dramatists of the English Renaissance. My essay entitled “I Spit My Last Breath at Thee” was originally published in the third issue of The New and Improved Shakespeare Survey With Textual Analysis and has been widely reprinted, referenced, and pirated. I edited several introductory guides for modern readers including The Shakespeare Quiz, The Lover’s Tragedy, and The Luck of the Tristero. My work has been cited by scholars in 15 fields of endeavor over 1000 times. In 2010, ten of my studentsâ??Lord Burghley, Fulke Greville, Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Andrew Marvell, John Donne, Emilia Lanyer, Thomas More, Ben Jonson, and Leonard Digges published a festschrift in my honor.

Here in Heaven, I have completed my mastepiece of dramatic scholarship: Shakespeare’s Oral Certification Examination Annotated.

I was a very intimidating professorâ??a curmudgeon. My students had to do all of the readings ahead of time, or else I bullied them the whole semesterâ??particularly if I called on them; and they were unprepared. But I made sure that those who were wise enough to take my classes were prepared for scholarship and research in any field.

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An Impossible Choice (Hitman Series #5)

by James Kipling

Samantha’s life is in complete chaos. Surprises are just around every corner for her and they are not pleasant. As her life takes a major turn, she starts to question her relationship with the man she thought she was in love with. When the people in her life start to take sides and divide into two groups, she is conflicted about the side she should be standing with.

Is her love strong enough to overcome whatever curveball is coming her way or will the flame perish before it has the chance to light up more lives? There is danger and heartbreak in the air. With Damien on the wrong side of the law and bullets being shot with his name on it, will Samantha throw her shield in front of him and save him before it’s too late? Only the strength of their love can tell.

Goldliness & Gemâ?? of Ideas (Quotes).

by Mr. Charles Sankey Emanuwa, PR (CAM), DipRSA Field Marshal (Independent Security).

In certainty, it is imperative to present the Oxford English Dictionary meaning of some parts of speech, literary terminologies and sayings:

This is made by using these.

– Poem: a literary composition in verse, especially one expressing deep feeling or noble thought in an imaginative way.
Spiritual: of the human spirit or soul, not physical or worldly.
Spiritualism: the belief that spirits of the dead can and do communicate with the living.
Carnal: Of the body or flesh, not spiritual, e.g. Carnal desires.
Psalm: a sacred song, especially one of those in the book of Psalms in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible.
Anthology: a collection of passages from literature, especially poems.
Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of several words in succession, e.g. sing a song of six pence or I love to love those who choose to love.
Myth: a traditional story that embodies popular beliefs or explains a practice, belief or natural phenomenon. A parable, allegory. A fictitious person or thing.
Metaphor: the application of a word or phrase to something that it does not apply to literally, in order to indicate a comparison with the literal usage, e.g. the evening of one’s life, food for thought, Peter the Rock.
Simile: a figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, e.g. went through it like a hot knife through butter, he is as hard as rock.
Oxymoron: putting together words, which seem to contradict one another, e.g. bittersweet?
Eulogy: a speech or piece of writing in praise of a person or thing.
Dirge: a slow mournful song, a lamentation for the dead.
Euphemism: a mild or roundabout expression substituted for one considered improper or too harsh or blunt, â??pass away’ is a euphemism for â??die’.
Paradox: a statement etc. That seems to contradict itself or to conflict with common sense but which contains a truth, e.g. â??more haste, less speed’.
Pantheism: the belief that God is everything and everything is God.
Parable: a story told to illustrate a moral or spiritual truth.
Split infinitive: an infinite with a word or words placed between to and the verb, e.g. to thoroughly understand. Many people dislike this construction and it can usually be avoided e.g. by putting to understand thoroughly.
Exaggeration: to making of (a thing or issue) seem larger or more than it really is; with exaggerated courtesy, with excessive courtesy.
Evocation: calling up, produce, or inspire (memories, feelings, a response, etc.)
Hyperbole: an exaggerated statement that is not meant to be taken literally, e.g. a stack of work a mile high.
Fact: something known to have happened or be true or to exist.
– Propaganda: publicity intended to spread ideas or information that will persuade or convince people.
Fiction: a product of the imagination; an invented story.
Onomatopoeia: the formation of words that imitate or suggest what they stand for, e.g. cuckoo, plop, sizzle, chirp, screech, bubble.
Omnipotent: having unlimited power or very great power.
Omnipresent: present everywhere.
Omniscient: knowing everything, having very extensive knowledge.
– Om: a mystic syllable considered the most sacred mantra (in Buddhism and Hinduism etc)
Chant: a tune to which the words of psalms or other works with irregular rhythm are fitted by singing several syllables or words to the same note; a monotonous song.
Verse: a metrical form of composition, as distinct from prose.
Prose: written or spoken language not in verse form.
Satire: the use of ridicule, irony, or sarcasm in speech or writing.
Parody: a comic imitation of a well-known person or literary work or style.
Tautology: saying of the same thing over again in different words.
Travesty: an absurd or inferior imitation.
Innuendo: an unpleasant insinuation.
Craze: a great but often short-lived enthusiasm for something.
Dream: a series of pictures or events in a sleeping person’s mind.
Vision: the faculty of seeing, sight. Something seen in the imaginatio

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