Month: July 2019

To The Night | Summary, Explanation, Analysis and Questions 1

To The Night | Summary, Explanation, Analysis and Questions

To The Night Summary To The Night is a remarkable lyric by Shelley. It is full of the passion and the yearning so typical of much of Shelley’s poetry. The poem expresses Shelley’ intense desire for Night, which he has personified. The poem is a wonderful illustration of Shelley’s power of making his own myths. …

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Ode on Indolence | Summary,  Explanation, Analysis, Theme, Questions and Answers 2

Ode on Indolence | Summary, Explanation, Analysis, Theme, Questions and Answers

Summary of ode on Indolence Ode on Indolence is one of the important odes of John Keats. This ode is the depiction of a transient mood and maybe the description of a half-wakeful vision. In the first stanza, the speaker explains a dream he had one morning. Three figures wearing white robes and sandals passed …

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La Belle Dame Sans Merci | Summary, Model Explanations, Critical Analysis, Question Answers 3

La Belle Dame Sans Merci | Summary, Model Explanations, Critical Analysis, Question Answers

La Belle Dame Sans Merci Introduction: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” was written in April 1819. Keats took the title La Velle Dame Sans Merci from ‘an early fifteenth-century French poem by Alain Chartier. The phrase belongs to the terminology of the courtly love and describes a beautiful lady without mercy, that is the sort …

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Ode to Nightingale by John Keats | Summary, Questions, Theme, Critical Analysis, Explanation 4

Ode to Nightingale by John Keats | Summary, Questions, Theme, Critical Analysis, Explanation

Ode to Nightingale by John Keats About the Author: John Keat was an English Romantic poet (31 October 1795– 23 February 1821). He was one of the leading figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his work was only published four years before his death. …

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Frost at Midnight: Explanation Summary, Critical Analysis , Paraphrase and Assessment Questions

Frost at Midnight Introduction: The poem was written in the year 1798 at Stowey and printed with other poem Fear in Solitude and France: An Ode. The poem is written in a contemplative mood. The writer’s thoughts wander back to his own past or are projected forward ‘to the future of his little son, Hartley …

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Fate and Destiny by Mash'al Sultanpoori 5

Fate and Destiny by Mash’al Sultanpoori

Fate and Destiny ‘Taale ta Karam’… a Kashmiri poem in free verse by Mash’al Sultanpoori… Translated from Kashmiri by Shabir Magami… ************************************ Lines/ Some straight/ Some crooked/ And some twisted/ I kept drawing on a sheet of paper/ Straight and Bent and Spiral/ Right to left and Left to right/ Horizontal and Vertical/ Here, there …

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A Far Cry from Africa:  Summary, Critical Analysis,Theme, Questions 6

A Far Cry from Africa: Summary, Critical Analysis,Theme, Questions

A Far Cry from Africa” talks about the events of the Mau Uprising in Kenya in the early 1950s. In the mid-twentieth century, British colonialism was a blurring but at the same time, it was an intense power on the earth.

Colours Of Rainbow Class 8th NCERT Solutions | Summary and Questions 7

Colours Of Rainbow Class 8th NCERT Solutions | Summary and Questions

Colours of Rainbow | Summary The author is looking out of the window. He was watching the beauties of nature. The rain had just stopped and drops of water dripping from plants. The kids were playing and making a lot of noise. Just then his daughter Munni came running up to him and asked him …

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A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene: Summary, Plot, Setting, Character, Theme and Solved Questions 8

A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene: Summary, Plot, Setting, Character, Theme and Solved Questions

A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene About the story: A Shocking Accident was published in 1967 in the collection of stories May We Borrow Your Husband?. It was later made into a film which won an Oscar for Best Short Film in 1983. Background information In the story, Jerome, the main character, attends a ‘preparatory’ …

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God’s Grandeur | Summary, Analysis, Annotations, Theme and Questions

Introduction The sonnet God’s Grandeur was written by Hopkins in February 1877. This sonnet is a protest against the crass materialism of the age. Yet the poet says that everything is not lost. Till the time God continues to brood over it, there is hope for the world. God’s glory is going to burst out …

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The Shadow of Silence 9

The Shadow of Silence

The Shadow of Silence is the translation of Kashmiri poem “Tshoapi hanz tshaay ” by Shabir Magami….. The Shadow of Silence When the day kisses and embraces the dark and, Time takes a trip to the universe of stars, precisely right then is brought into the world the idea, … The perception begins to come …

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Pied Beauty | Summary, Analysis, Explanation, Theme, and Questions 10

Pied Beauty | Summary, Analysis, Explanation, Theme, and Questions

Pied Beauty Pied Beauty is a ‘catalogue’ poem. The poet catalogues the things which change from moment to moment, from season to season; things whose function, appearance, characteristics mark them out separately and individually – the changing patterns of the sky, like the ‘brinded’ (dappled) hide of a cow; the small pink or red moles …

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