‘Sonnet’ is an abbreviation of the Italian sonetto (little song) recited to the sound of a musical instrument. It is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter. Its origins are unclear. For some, it originated in Provence and for others, it is a development of the Greek epigram.
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
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.
“The Centaur” is one of the most popular and anthologized poems by May Swenson. In the poem, the poet re-creates the joy of riding a stick horse through the summer of a small town. We find ourselves, with her, straddling “a long limber horse with . . . a few leaves for a tail,” and running through the beautiful dust along the course of the old canal. As her form shifts from child to horse and back, we know exactly what she feels like.
Choosing a School or College Statistics indicate that training after high school can help you get a better-paid job doing your favourite jobs. Yet going to school is a huge investment. You are putting in your time. You ‘re also
Figures of Speech Or Literary Terms 1. Simile: It is a comparison of one thing with another. Or it is an explicit statement of likeness between two different things or actions. A simile is always introduced by such words as
Othello: A Short Synopsis The great tragedy of Shakespeare starts under the night cover in the city of Venice, a city-state renowned for its military strength and as a hub of trade. Roderigo, a gentleman who tried to woo Desdemona,
Plot Summary and Analysis of Othello, the Moor of Venice A plot is a series of events related to a central conflict, or struggle. The following plot diagram illustrates the main plot of Othello. The parts of a plot are
Critical Analysis of The Tragedy Of Othello Introduction Shakespeare possibly wrote The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice in 1603 or 1604, as we know it was first performed on November 1, 1604, at court. Othello, a classic tale
Letters written to people we know very well like our parents, relatives and intimate friends are called personal (informal) letters.
10 Main Characteristics of language 1. Language is verbal, vocal: Language is sound Language is an organization of sounds, of vocal symbols – the sounds produced from the mouth with the help of various organs of speech to convey some