The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet By William Shakespeare Introduction to the Poet William Shakespeare (1564–1616) has been universally acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in the world of letters. Born on 23rd April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon, a
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Anne Hathaway By Carol Ann Duffy Relevant Background Background and Narrative Voice Anne Hathaway was married to William Shakespeare. When Shakespeare died, despite being wealthy, all he left her in his will was his ‘second-best bed’. Many people thought this
Summary and Analysis of Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Relevant Background Wilfred Owen served as a Lieutenant in the British army during the First World War, ironically he was killed shortly before the Armistice was signed. Wilfred Owen’s
Cross By Langston Hughes Summary and Analysis Summary The narrator of the poem is a young mulatto, expressing his frustration at being both black and white but never fully belonging to either of the two races. He is not accepted
“It is a beauteous evening, calm and free” is a very delicate and interesting sonnet by William Wordsworth the great Romantic poet of the Lake District. It features at its heart, the contrast between nature and religion and includes some stunning lines of poetry, expertly drawn together.
“Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes” by Thomas Gray Word Meanings azure – blue demurest – shyest, most reserved pensive – thoughtful vies – wagers tyrian – purple presumptuous – assumptive
The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet was written in the days of the Franco – Prussian War in which France was defeated by Prussia led by Bismark. The French district of Alsace and Lorraine passed into Prussian hands. It showcases the fact that the oppressor wants not only territory but also dominates over the language and culture of a particular country thus, taking away even the identity of the subjugated people.
AUNT JENNIFER’S TIGERS BY ADRIENNE RICH About The Poet: Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929 – 2012) She was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was one of the most widely read and influenced poets of the second half of the
In the famous poem, The Deserted Village, which was published in 1770, Oliver Goldsmith revisits Auburn- a village of which he had fond memories. It marks the depopulation brought about through the emigration of its peasant community and the influx of monopolising capitalists. Goldsmith mourns over the unfortunate and morbid state of society in which “wealth accumulates and men decay.”
The central idea of the poem is that melancholy does not dwell in the sad and ugly things of life, not in death and the accompaniments of death, but in everything that is beautiful and joyful.
Summary and Explanation Lord George Gordon Byron came from a noble family, but his childhood days were not happy. He went to Trinity College Cambridge. He published his first collection of poems in 1808. Byron’s relationship with his half-sister (step-sister)