This advanced handout and worksheet is an ideal introduction to Wilde’s sense of humour, personality and overall style. It focuses on his many famous and witty aphorisms. The worksheet includes:
An extensive list of Wilde’s best and most famous aphorisms.
A worksheet that facilitates students’ response and critical analysis of the aphorisms, with a particular focus on Wilde’s aphoristic sense of humour and use of humour as a vehicle for social criticism.
The worksheet and handouts can be used as an idea pre-reading activity for just about any of Wilde’s works, but is particularly well-suited to introducing his comedies (“The Importance of Being Earnest”, “An Ideal Husband”, “Lady Windermere’s Fan” etc.)
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