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10. Definition

DEFINITION ESSAY Please click HERE to watch summary of DEFINITION Look at any dictionary, and you will notice that all definitions have a standard three-part structure. First, they present the term to be defined, then the general class it is a part of, and finally the qualities that differentiate it from the other terms in the same class. A definition tells what a term means and how it differs from other terms in its class. Most people think of definition in terms of print or online dictionaries, which give brief, succinct explanations — called formal definitions — of what words mean. But definition also includes explaining what something, or even someone, is — that is, its essential nature. Sometimes a definition requires a paragraph, an essay, or even a whole book. These longer, more complex definitions are called extended definitions.

Civil Peace - Chinua Achebe

  CIVIL PEACE Chinua Achebe   Please click YouTube link below to watch a summary of Civil Peace: YouTube - Dakshya Online - Summary of Civil Peace Chinua Achebe /t∫inwa: at∫Ebei/ (1920-2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel  Things Fall Apart  (1958) is the most widely read book in modern African literature.  The story  'Civil Peace'  (1971) is set in the outcome of the Nigerian Civil War. It is about the effects of the Nigerian Civil War on the people, and the “civil peace” that followed. Nigeria became an independent nation from the British colony in 1960. The Nigerian Civil War began in 1967 when the Igbo tried to separate from Nigeria to form the independent Republic of Biafra. After enduring three years of bloody battles, the Ibo were forced to surrender in 1970, ending the war. Biafrans suffered a severe famine due to the effect of war. Nearly a million people died of starvation.  Characters: Jonathan Iwegbu  (He has survived the Niger