Day: 20 June 2020

The Retreat by Henry Vaughan - Summary and Questions 1

The Retreat by Henry Vaughan – Summary and Questions

The Retreat by Henry Vaughan About the Poet Henry Vaughan was born in Brecknockshire, Wales. He received his early education in Wales and in 1638 matriculated at Jesus College, Oxford. He left Oxford without taking the degree and started studying law in London. He fought Civil war and served on the Royalist side in South …

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard - Summary and Questions 2

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard – Summary and Questions

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray Introduction “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is one of Thomas Gray’s most popular poems Structurally, this poem is not an elegy as it is not written in elegiac couplets that involve a hexametric line structure followed by a pentametric line, but thematically, it is an …

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We are Seven: Summary and Question Answers 3

We are Seven: Summary and Question Answers

We are Seven” is one of the beautiful poems by William Wordsworth which was published in his Lyrical Ballads. The subject of life and death is the main theme of the poem. The poem speaker meets a child in rural areas and asks her how many siblings she has. She claims, “Seven in all,” which implies she’s one of seven children. However, it comes to light that two of the seven siblings were dead but the girl counts them as well.

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