Category: Literature

The last scene of ‘Doctor Faustus’

Discuss the last scene of ‘Doctor Faustus’.

‘The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus’ is the greatest play of Christopher Marlowe where the last scene of this play especially the tragical death of Doctor Faustus and the last tragical feelings, things and speeches of Doctor Faustus makes the audience hopeless and sad. Read More

What is an Epic? Discuss about the Features of an Epic.

What is an Epic? Discuss about the Features of an Epic.

Definition of Epic: An epic is a long narrative poem on a great and serious subject related in an elevated style and centered on a heroic or quasi-divine figure on whose actions depend on the fate of tribe or nation or the human race. Read More

Beowulf is a Universal Poem

Why is Beowulf a universal poem?

The Old English epic poem Beowulf carries a number of universal themes of human behavior: good versus evil, heroic deeds as a reflection of personal glory, and the personification of raw, deadly emotions such as envy, greed and pride through the characters. Read More

General Knowledge about English Literature

1. Who wrote The Merchant of Venice and when it was published?

2. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ was published in? Read More

Importance of Learning Literature

Benefit of Studying Literature

1. Understanding of humanity and life Read More

Features of Language

Features of Language

It is generally believed that human beings are the sole species capable of developing language thanks to their intelligence and appropriate structure of the vocal tract. It is clear, however, that animals are also capable of communicating in their own way, for instance, bees by tail-wagging, or whales by ‘singing’. Yet, there are certain apparent differences in human and animal ways of conveying messages, which we will look at in the following paper. Read More

Types of style

Types of style: Generally three styles were distinguished the grand style; middle style and the plain style. They can be associated with the editorial factor of tone, and can be considered three stages on scale of poetic elevation. The analogy of clothing can again give some idea of what was meant by the three styles; we may think of the plain style as the working dress of language and the grand style as ceremonial dress for a state occasion. For the middle style, between the two the watchword was elegance- perhaps respectable clothes for a night out. Plain style is moot like colloquial speech.

Rhythm

Rhythm: the term which is referred to a measured flow of words and signifying the basic beat or pattern in language that is established by stressed syllables, unstressed syllables and pauses, is considered as rhythm. It is distinguished from meter. When the pauses and stressed of rhythm are organized into a more formal, regular pattern of stress units with a dominant foot this is called meter. Rhythm may be described as the sound pattern made by the rise and fall of the stresses in speech.

Foregrounding

Foregrounding

Foregrounding means giving prominence to something, in a literary work that would not be accentuated in ordinary discourse. Again it means the action of emphasizing something by means of linguistic devices. In literary text, it occurs when any deviation from the normal resources of language is found. The deviation may be a matter of grammar, metaphor or any other figure of speech. Its effect is to push the relevant part of the text into the readers’ attention, to place it as if in the foregrounding of a picture.

Contribution and Place of I.A. Richards As A Psychological Critics

Contribution and Place of I.A. Richards As A Psychological Critics

What is Psychological Criticism? Discuss about Contribution and place of I.A. Richards as a psychological critics. 
Generally, psychological school of criticism wants to make criticism more scientific by applying psychological knowledge to its problems. It is itself divided into two groups, one would ‘explain’ about the works of art, and other finds more attractive psychological investigation of the processes of appreciation. The psychological critic tries to search the hidden objects behind a work of art. The psychological criticism of literature began in 1900 with the publication of’ Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams.