Category English Literature Study Guides

Summary of The Poet by Ralph Emerson

Introduction Background to the Essay “The Poet” Emerson’s essay “The Poet” originally published in the 1844 edition of Essays, discusses what makes a poet and what that person’s position in society should be. He contends that the poet is a seer who uncovers the mysteries of the universe and articulates…

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Plot Summary of Sleeping Beauty

Summary of Sleeping Beauty In this post, we will summarise and analyse Charles Perrault’s ‘The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood’ . This 1697 version of the well-known fairytale begins similarly to the story that is still recounted to children today, but then takes a darker turn. PLOT We can deduce…

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Summary of The Map of Love

Summary of The Map of Love A “Map” is a graphical representation that emphasises the links between pieces of a given thing. The title “the Map of Love” implies that love does not exist in a single location, but rather in numerous parts of the world. Thus, the title refers…

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