An essay is a properly and logically constructed literary composition usually dealing with its subject from a limited or personal point of view. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. Like a paragraph, it is also classified into several types such as narrative, descriptive, imaginative, reflective, expository and argumentative.
Many people today reveal their concerns over the fate of the world’s poor by attributing their present plight to globalization cycles. They assert that globalization often weakens the position occupied by poor countries, thus exposing the poor nationals to harmful and unfair competition from the developed world. This concern remains understandable, especially as illustrated by the glaring gap between the poor and the rich in recent decades.
Tobacco, the chief plant used to make cigarettes, has been growing on earth for more than eight thousand years. In today’s world, cigarette smoking is a very common practice across the entire world. It is a familiar hobby to both the young and the elderly people, race and gender notwithstanding. However, though a universally embraced practice which to some extent helps the users, cigarette smoking has very adverse effects especially when its use is prolonged.
Dowry system is an age-old custom in India. It clings like a curse to our society. It extends to all sections of the society, irrespective of creed and caste. Like other customs, the custom of giving dowry at the time of a girl’s marriage had a noble cause behind it. In the past, girls weren’t granted any share in their paternal property.
Metaphysical poetry, a term coined by Samuel Johnson, has its roots in 17th-century England. This type of poetry is witty, ingenious and highly philosophical. Its topics included love, life and existence. Metaphysical poetry used literary elements of similes, metaphors, imagery, paradoxes, conceit, and far-fetched views of reality.
Conceit and Metaphysical Conceit The word ‘conceit’ means ‘a concept or an image’. In simpler terms, it is a figure of speech that brings out an interesting or striking comparison between two different things, or situations or ideas to create a new concept. The course of development that one comes across in English poetry suggests …
This poem ‘And Did Those Feet in Ancient Time’ is inspired by the Book Revelations and the Second Coming of Jesus for the
establishment of a new Jerusalem with indicative words ‘Jerusalem builded’ and ‘chariot of fire’. This is why this poem is sometimes referred to as ‘The New Jerusalem’. It is also a reference to the setting up of a new society with the onset of the Industrial Revolution.
The poem, The Pulley, centres on the theme of relationship between God and his best creation, that is, man. God, the ultimate father-figure to mankind, uses his special pulley to draw man back to him, once man’s scheduled quota is over on this planet earth. He (God) does it for the good of mankind. The Pulley portrays the life of a man as he grows up experiencing certain aspects of life and in the process developing a relationship.