Tag: Critical Analysis

A Comment on Orphan Children and Their Lifestyle in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte which is mostly considered as the autobiography of her own. In this novel the novelist has portrayed the life of orphan children. Among all of these, three children are most significant. Charlotte Bronte has given us a graphic account of the life of a child in the opening section of the novel. She has also portrayed another two orphan children later. In the first case, the child concerned is Jane Eyre who subsequently emerges as the heroine of the novel. And the other two children are Jane’s best friend in Lowood School named Helen Burns and a French girl by the name of Adele. Charlotte Bronte has depicted the experiences of Jane Eyre when this girl is just ten years old. Jane is being treated most callously by her aunt Mrs. Reed, and is constantly harassed and bullied by Mrs. Reed’s son John Reed.

Critical Analysis of Introduction by William Blake

Songs of Innocence 

Introduction: William Blake is considered as the poet of children’s right. Most of the themes of his poets or songs are about the rights of the children. In Introduction, he has urged his audience to listen to “the voice of the Bard!” who can see past, present, and future. In contrast to the “Introduction” for Songs of Innocence, this poem introduces a more mature and polished poetic voice in the bard. This speaker’s poetry is characterized by direct revelation rather than by the shepherds’ inner melodies, and therefore holds the authority of both divinity and experience. Read More

Critical Analysis of The Good-Morrow

Critical Analysis

“The Good-Morrow” is an excellent piece of metaphysical poetry. John Donne has written it as a comparatively early age and the poem was published in a collection entitled as Songs and Sonnets. It is a poem about contentment in love. Read More

Critical Analysis of Tithonus by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Summary

Tithonus is a mythological poet of Alfred Tennyson who is a poet of Victorian age.In the poem he has mentioned the unpleasant immortality and the horrible sufferings of Tithonus. He also mentions that the result of the opposite sides of nature is always terrible and it always bears the horrible sufferings.    Read More

Critical Analysis of “The Lamb” by William Blake

Introduction: “The Lamb” is designed in two different stanzas. In the first stanza the author raises many questions by the child to the lamb and in the second part the child itself answers those questions.

Form: “The Lamb” has two stanzas; each stanza bears five rhymed couplets. Repetition in the first and last couplet of each stanza makes these lines into a refrain, and helps to give the poem its song-like quality. The flowing l’s and soft vowel sounds contribute to this effect, and also suggest the bleating of a lamb or the lisping character of a child’s chant. Read More

Critical Analysis of Home Burial by Robert Frost

  Introduction: Robert Frost is a great American poet who has created many creations. Home Burial is one of the greatest creations of him. It is a dramatic dialogue between a husband and with his wife.  

    Form: This poem is considered as a dramatic or pastoral lyric poem in the terms of form, using free-form dialogue rather than strict rhythmic schemes. Frost generally uses five stressed syllables in each line and divides stanzas in terms of lines of speech. Frost splits the iambic pattern in lines 18 and 19, which both emphasizes the couple’s relative, positions physically and provides a graphic illustration of just how far apart they are. Frost also uses this device in lines 31 and 32, 45 and 46, and finally in lines 70 and 71.  Read More

Critical Analysis of The Shepherd by William Blake

Critical Analysis of The Shepherd by William Blake

 Summary:  The poem tells about of a Shepherd who cares for his flock, and it only includes positive language about the relationship between shepherd and sheep. The shepherd has no fixed workplace, must only follow his sheep, and has “songs of praise” on this tongue constantly. He has nothing to listen to but the “innocent call” of the lamb and the “tender reply” of the sheep. He follows his sheep ‘all the day’, he ‘hears’ everything and is ‘watchful’. The flock is ‘innocent’, ‘tender’ and ‘in peace’. The Shepherd’s presence gives them this ‘peace’, while their innocence affects him by giving him a ‘sweet’ life, and filling his tongue with ‘praise’. The dependent and caring inter-relationship of shepherd and sheep seems peaceful, then.