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22 Topic Pages Found in Language & Literature and starting with the letter I
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Iago (Fictitious character)

Othello 's trusted ancient. Truly evil, he abuses the trust, loyalty and love he gains from others in his burning desire to destroy Othello, his

Ibsen, Henrik (1828 - 1906)

Norwegian dramatist and poet. His realistic and often controversial plays revolutionized European theatre. Driven into voluntary exile (1864–91) by

Icelandic language

member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. Spoken chiefly in Iceland,

Open I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is her first and most celebrated autobiographical narrative, and its publication in 1970 amounted to an

Open Iliad

The epic poem of 24 books attributed to HOMER (8th century  bc ) recounting the siege of TROY . PARIS , son of P...

Indian literature

Oral literature in the vernacular languages of India is of great antiquity, but it was not until about the 16th cent. that an extensive written

Indo-European languages

family of languages having more speakers than any other language family. It is estimated that approximately half the world's population speaks an

Indo-Iranian languages

subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages, spoken by more than a billion people, chiefly in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Nepal,


in grammar. In many languages, words or parts of words are arranged in formally similar sets consisting of a root, or base, and various affixes. Thus

Open inscription

writing on durable material. The art is called epigraphy. Modern inscriptions are made for permanent, monumental record, as on gravestones,