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

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 especially for John Milton who was a great poet of the era. Most of the time of his life had passed by reading. Continue reading

Periods of English Literature

Periods of English Literature

1. Old English (Anglo-Sexon) 600-1200 Beowulf

2. Middle English (1200-1500) – Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Bacon, Robert Gloucester, John Gower, John Wycliffe

3. The English Renaissance (1500-1660)/ (1485-1603) – John Skelton, Thomas More

a. Elizabethan Period (1558-1603) – William Shakespeare, Sir, Philip Sidney, George Herbert.

b. Jacobean Period (1603-1625) – John Donne, William Shakespeare, George Herbert Continue reading

Man is the architect of his own fate

It is true that man is the architect of his own fate. He can achieve what he desires to achieve. It is wrong to think that man’s life on earth is decided by fate. It is not fate but sincere efforts and indomitable courage that would his fate. There may ups and downs but he should not lose heart. He may face innumerable odd situations and adversities but he should not allow them to damp his spirit. Rather he should be courageous to fight against the misfortunes of life. All his attempts may not be crowned with success but today or tomorrow he is sure to succeed. The human history is replete with glaring examples of men rising to the peak of glory from a humble beginning merely by dint of their hard labor and sincere efforts. On the contrary, those who waste time in sheer idleness and lack in courage and spirit and depend on fate can not do anything noble but stumble in the way of life. The quoted example of Robert Bruce is worth mentioning here. He did not submit to his fate but tried his main and might and thus reached his destination. So it can be said that man is the architect of his own career but not fate that shapes his future.

Paragraph on A Day Labour

                                                               A Day Labor

 A day labor is a man who lives from hand to mouth. He usually lives in a slum or in a small hut. He has no good house of his own. So, he lives in a rented house. He is much known to all. Generally, he is a laborious and strong bodied man. Every day he gets up early in the morning. Then he takes his birth and takes some stale rice or breakfast and goes out of doors in search of work. He does different types of jobs such as carrying bricks, wood, stones, mud and digging pons constructing of roads, buildings etc. He builds our buildings, industries, bridges and thus he serves our country. Continue reading

Paragraph on A Moonlit Night

A Moonlit Night

A moonlit night, the full noon shines in its entire glory in the sky, is really charming and enjoyable. It is really a night of dream and it presents a beautiful sight. In the autumn the sky remains cloudless and the moon looks like a big silver disc in the sky. The shiny light of the moon floods the earth and the sky. The moon’s rays reflecting on seas, rivers, ponds and hills create a music spell. When the moon pours her light on the waves of water, it sparkles like a diamond. The smooth rays of the moon please our eyes and mind. In a moon lit night, the grand sights of the canals, rivers, tanks Continue reading

A Paragraph on Rainy Day

                                       A Rainy Day

A rainy day is a day when it rains continuously all day long during the rainy season. It is called a pouring day. The sky is overcast with thick of black clouds and the sun remains hidden behind them. The weather is foul. The sun is not seen. Sometimes, gusty wind blows with rain. Rivers, canals and tanks swell up. Roads and paths get muddy and slippery. Water stands here and there. Normal life is disrupted due to heavy rain. One does not generally come out without compulsion. The common people cannot attend their respective places in time. If anybody wants to go outside, Continue reading