Saturday, December 4, 2010

Favorite word today

I was planning to refresh my knowledge of Dickens' Great Expectations as the high school I will be teaching at in the Spring plans to use this classic text with their 9th graders, and in looking at posted contexts surrounding the beloved and be-hated novel, I found an AWESOME word that I hope to use in my everyday vernacular from here on out. Trust me, you will sounds really smart it you too add this vocabulary to your next Christmas party convo. 

bildungsroman:



bil·dungs·ro·man

 noun \ˈbil-dŋ(k)s-rō-ˌmän, -dŋz-\

Definition of BILDUNGSROMAN

: a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character

Origin of BILDUNGSROMAN

German, from Bildung education + Roman novel
First Known Use: 1910




Yeah it doesn't get much better than that!!!

~English TeacherBuster



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