«Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland»

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE OF UKRAINE
IVAN FRANKO NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LVIV
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

LEXICAL AND STYLISTIC DEVICES IN LEWIS CAROLL’S NOVEL
«ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND»

COURSE PAPER PRESENTED BY a fourth-year student of the English department

SUPERVISED BY
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In order to sound convincing, the first stage of our research we would like to devote to Lewis Carroll’s achievements as a gifted writer and his contribution to the world literature. It could be easily traced that his young years were happy. Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832. Dodgson was the eldest son and third child in a family of seven girls and four boys born to Frances Jane Lutwidge, the wife of the Reverend Charles Dodgson. His father was perpetual curate from 1827 until 1843, when he became rector of Croft in Yorkshire - a post he held until his death. As it has been already mentioned, Carroll had a happy childhood. His mother was patient and gentle, and his father tutored all of his children and raised them to be good people. The family lived in an isolated country village and had few friends outside the family but found little difficulty in entertaining themselves. Charles showed a great aptitude for inventing games to amuse them. He wrote a series of family magazines throughout his childhood, containing poetry, drawing, and prose. In 1846 - 1849 Dodgson attended Rugby School, from which he graduated to Christ Church College, Oxford. In 1854 he was awarded a degree in mathematics, and the following year he began work as a Lecturer at Christ Church in that subject and after taking holy orders, including the commitment not to marry,
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