Category: Literature

Age of Chaucer

Age of Chaucer (1350-1400): Personal life: Geoffrey Chaucer was born in England in 1340. He was the son of John Chaucer. He had very good relation with the dwellers of the town where he grew up. He had a business of alcohol. His life was momentous. In his personal life he was royal and he …

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Period of Restoration

Characteristics of this Era: a. The old ideas have been broken. b. Some literary men have been driven out from England by the king. c. One of the most common features of this era was directness and simplicity of expression; for this excellent tendency our literature is greatly indebted. Poet: John Donne (1631-1700) Famous works: …

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“The Good Morrow” is a Metaphysical Poem.

What is Metaphysical Poetry? Discuss “The Good Morrow” is a Metaphysical poem.  Definition of Metaphysical Poetry: Etymologically, Metaphysical means beyond physical or something abstract. A Metaphysical Poem is a poem that consists of abrupt beginning, abstract theme, use of conceits, bending (turning) of passion and arguments. The major themes of metaphysical poems are love, death and …

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William Shakespeare as a dramatist

William Shakespeare as a dramatist William Shakespeare, the greatest dramatist, poet, actor has played an important contribution in all sectors of English Literature. He has created many tragedies, comedies, sonnets and poems. Sometimes he has seen as a dramatist, sometimes he has seen as an actor and sometimes as a poet. Discuss William Shakespeare as …

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Elizabethan Age (1550-1620)

Elizabethan Age (1550-1620): The age of Elizabethan is highly considered as the golden age of English Literature. A lot of famous and renowned poets, dramatists and essay writers had been created in this era. So, it is called “a nest of singing birds.” Characteristics of this Era: a. Religious tolerance is thought as the main …

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The Puritan Age

The Puritan Age (1620-1660) Characteristics of this Era: a. Ancient ideas have been banished. b. Impossible love and romance have been come in this era. c. The works of this era were based on religion so it is regarded as the religious period. Famous Figures of this Era: John Milton: The puritan era is famous …

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ELIZABETHAN TRAGEDY

Generally Elizabethan Period is considered as 1558-1603. The most famous play writers of this era were Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, and William Shakespeare. After the religious convulsions of half a century time was required for the development of the internal quiet and confidence from which a great literature could spring. At length, however, the hour …

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Oedipus is the Tragic Hero

Q. Discuss king Oedipus is the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.  It is well known to us that, Oedipus Rex is considered as one of the best creations of Sophocles where the king Oedipus is the protagonist and he is also considered as the tragic hero.  According to the definition of Aristotle, “A tragic …

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The Role of Fate in Sophocles’ King Oedipus Rex

 Discuss about The Role of Fate in King Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex   Oedipus Rex is one of the greatest creations of Sophocles where king Oedipus is the protagonist who is the victim of his own fate. Generally, fate is one of the opposition elements of the play which is influenced by one’s own action but …

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