Feature of Victorian Era

An Era of Prose: Age of Newspaper, Magazine and the modern novel. 

Coming of Many poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Mrs. Browning, and George Eliot. 

Coming of Many Novelists: Charles Dickens, Charles Reade, Kingsley, Blackmore, and Thomas Hardy.

Coming of Many Essayists: John Ruskin, Mathew Arnold, Newman, and Carlyle.

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Vocabulary Test (without clues) part 4

1. One day a grocer borrowed a balance and weights from a fruit-seller. After a few days the fruit-seller asked the grocer to (a) — his balance and weights to him. The grocer said, `I am sorry to say that the mice ate away your balance and weights.’ The fruit-seller became very (b) — at the (c) — excuse of the dishonest grocer. Then one day the fruit-seller said to the grocer, `I am (d) — to the town to do some shopping. Please send your son with me to (e) — my things. We will come back tomorrow. `So the grocer (f) — his son with the fruit-seller. The next day the fruit-seller returned alone from the town. `Where is my son?’ asked the grocer. `A crow carried your son away,’ replied the fruit-seller. `How can a crow (g) — away such a big boy?’ The grocer shouted angrily. ` Continue reading

Vocabulary Text (set 03)

1. Quickly, learn, over, Commit, explain, reading, filled, enriched, aloud, times, possession, Know, thoughts, of. 

Young people often consider (a) — poetry by heart a tiresome drudgery. But the learning of poetry has great advantage (b) — merely reading it. Poems that have been learnt become a permanent personal (c) —. The mind is (d) — with a store of beautiful or lofty (e) — and ideas which may be a source of pleasure, comfort and inspiration at (f) — when the books are not at hand. Poems selected for learning, however, should be worthy (g) — the time to be spent on them and should be those which make a strong appeal to the learner. The best way to (h) — a poem to memory is not to learn it line by line, but to read the whole poem (i) — over and over again until it is thoroughly (j) —. Continue reading

Why Not Writing

                     Why Not Writing

   In this world everybody wants to be alive; though it is impossible. They also want to be popular and famous to others, nevertheless it is not an easy task; but there is a great chance for the person to alive and to be famous and popular by his work who writes and creates a new world. A writer is a great creator of a new world. By his writing he can re volute and change people, society, country and the world. Every writer has an imagery world, so when he feels any fain from the real world he hides himself in his imagery world.

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Literary Term: Symbol, Alliteration, Personification, Line, verse, and stanza, Image and Imagery,

1. Symbol: A word which has another meaning or even several meanings is called symbol. For example, a sword may be a sword and also symbolize justice.

2. Alliteration:  Alliteration means the repetition of the same sound beginning several words in sequence.

3. Personification: Personification is the attribution of personality to an impersonal thing.   

4. Line, verse, and stanza:  The single written poetic line is called the Line when two lines are combined they make a Verse and when two or more verses are collected, they form a Stanza. Continue reading

Literary Term- Allegory, Simile, Metaphor, Pun, Metonymy

1. Allegory: Allegory means a story with in another story. It is a detailed description of one thing under the image of another. A device; a picture or a piece of writing in which meaning is symbolically represented. The simplest form of Allegory consists of a story or situation written in such a way as to have two coherent meanings. The Old Man and the Sea is an allegorical novel.

2. Simile: An unequivocal comparison between two different things by using ‘like’ ‘as’ ‘so’ ‘such’ ‘such as’ etc. For example; the girl is as beautiful as the rose. Here two different things ‘girl’ and ‘rose’ are compared by the help of as.  Continue reading

Literary Term: Catharsis, Dramatic Monologue, Character, Characterization, Chorus, One act play

1. Catharsis: Catharsis is the emotional arouse which makes pity and fear to the audiences after watching the end of tragedy.   

2. Dramatic Monologue: A speech delivered when a character is either alone or isolated on the stage.  In dramatic monologue or soliloquy, the character freely gives vent to his feelings. The audience overhears the character talking himself or herself. The Monologues could be private as well as public.  Continue reading

Literary Term: Drama, Scene, Comedy, Tragedy, Tragic Hero, Protagonist

1. Drama: Drama is a form of literature which is written in dramatic dialogue form to be performed by some characters on the stage before the audience. A drama can be compared to the mountain. It comes to life when it is taken in the performance of actors who accept the roles of characters and speak the dialogues.

2. Scene: A scene is an event of a drama. It is also a subdivision of an act in a drama that usually does not involve a change of locale or a shift in time.  Continue reading

Critical Analysis of Mowing by Robert Frost

Mowing

Robert Frost

There was never a sound beside the wood but one,

And that was my long scythe whispering to the ground.

What was it it whispered? I knew not well myself;

Perhaps it was something about the heat of the sun,

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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.

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