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 got a lot of honor. In his family he had two sons named Thomas and Lvi. At the age of 60 he died in 1400. He is considered as the best writer, poet and author of this era. His life was totally pompous.

Most important works of Chaucer: Continue reading

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: All for love, Antony and Cleopatra, Absalom and Achitophel etc. Continue reading

Paragraph on Women’s Contribution

Women’s Contribution to the Society

From the beginning of the world women have been contributing a lot to build the nation more strong and fruitful beside the male. In spite of their important support they are not given so much privilege to express themselves freely in the society. In the ancient society women were looked upon without any dignity and honor. They were considered as the mere instruments of serving the family affairs. So they did not get proper education, respect even food. They were not given any opportunity to go outside of their houses.  But with the progress of civilization, the outlook and the attitude of the world towards women have totally changed. Continue reading

Rearrange on Charles Dickens

a) Dickens had to work in a factory at the age of twelve.

b) He could not go to school and receive education.

c) Even during his life time he was very popular.

d) He wrote some of the best novels in English literature.

e) Charles Dickens was one of the greatest English novelists of the 19th century. Continue reading

Rearrange on Alexander

(i) Alexander, the king of Macedon, crossed the Khayber pass and reached India.        

(ii) Then he came to the plain of the Punjab.

(iii) Alexander was pleased with Porus for his bold reply.

(iv) There ruled a king called Porus.  Continue reading

Rearrange about Androcles

12. Rewrite the sentences in the proper order to make a continuous paragraph: 14

i) The lion was relieved of his pain.

ii) To escape torture, one day he fled from his master’s house.

iii) It was unbearable for him.

iv) He took the lion’s paw in his hand and removed a big thorn from it.

v) He used to inflict heavy torture on him.

vi) The merchant sold him to a rich man in another country. Continue reading

Vocabulary Test (Set 02)

1. Veil, knock, looking, Saw, sweet, indeed, perfect,  perfection, dress, trade, Against, thinking, beautiful, live.

Once upon a time there (a) — in the city of Baghdad a young bachelor who was by (b) — a porter. One day he sat in the market place leaning idly (c) — his basket. A young woman (d) — in rare silks and cloaked in a gold-embroidered mantle, stopped before him and gently raised her (e) —. Beneath it there showed dark eyes with long lashes and lineaments of (f) — beauty. `Lift up your basket, porter’, she said in a (g) — voice and follow me.’ At once the porter took up his basket, (h) — to himself, This is (i) — a lucky day!’ He followed her until she stopped at the door of a house and (j) —. Continue reading

“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 religious faith which are all conceptual truths.

 According to the definition of Metaphysical Poem John Donne’s “The Good Morrow” is a Metaphysical Poem for the following reasons:  Continue reading

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 a Dramatist. 

1. As a Romantic Playwright:

a. The classical drama has Continue reading

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 characteristic of this era.

b. It is an age of comparative social contentment. The rapid increase of town gave employment to the unemployed people.

c. It is the age Continue reading