Reformation: History protestant reformation

reformation

Introduction The term reformation refers to the religious and political upheavals caused by the new protestant religion within the early 16th century. Reformation began within the European countries in the 16th century so as to reform the abuses within the Roman Catholic Church. In its essence, the reformation was a revolt against conventions that had lost the justification and had become fetters upon intellectual and spiritual … Read more

Philips Larkin Poetry of departures analysis

Poetry of departures

Introduction Poetry of departures Philip Larkin poem of departure is an autobiographical poem. This poem is a description of an office worker. at present, the life of modern office worker is temperate and active. in opposition to this life, there are so many people in an Industrial society, even those who have some type of … Read more

What is ode? meaning, origin and example

ode

The Ode was originally chorals songs, often comparatively long, describing in elaborately formal language the feats of a God or a hero. The terms ode is now usually reserved for a long lyric poem, serious in the subject, elevated in style and elaborate in stanza structure.  it now calls to mind the lyric which is … Read more

Discuss T.S Eliot chief qualities as a modern poet or Prose Poetry

T.S Eliot

 Introduction:  T.S Eliot is one of the most famous modern poets. His poetry is philosophical and full of ideas, but it is difficult and intellectual. Language is made difficult with symbols, pun, Paradox, ambiguity and fusion of images. It is also highly suggestive. further, there are allusions that only learned can understand. According to F. … Read more

What is the meter in a poem?

 In the Western poetics culture, meters are usually grouped according to a characteristic metrical foot and the number of feet per line. Thus “iambic pentameter” is a meter containing five feet per line, in which the predominant king of the foot is the “iamb”. This metric method began in ancient Greek Poetry and was used … Read more

What is an Elegy | Definition | characteristic form & quality?

elegy

Introduction of Elegy The ‘elegy’ (Greek = lamentation) is a very old name. It was commonly used in ancient Greece and Rome for any poem written in a metre which was called ‘elegiac’ Possibly because it was originally used for a song of lamentation.  This electric metre was early adopted by composers for giving vent … Read more

What is sonnet? Shakespeare sonnets form

sonnet

Sonnet Definition The Sonnet is a kind of lyric poetry. it consists of only 14 lines with a particular rhyming arrangement. Its cheap quality is that it expresses a single thought or emotion and its charm lies in the charm of the poet’s personality. The  Sonnet originated in Italy in the 13th century and Dante … Read more

What is a romantic comedy

romantic comedy

Romantic comedies are comedies of love and romance. The comedies of Shakespeare Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher and Lily were romantic comedies. The object of these comedies is to provide pure entertainment. They are based on fact and fiction. There is an excess of love and excess of humour in these comedies. The incidents take place … Read more

Crossing the Bar Summary and Analysis

 “Crossing the Bar” is a short but one of the eminent lyrical poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson. Tennyson composed this lyric piece in 80 first years of his life, in the month of October; just a few years before his death. This poem was first published  in a collection; entitled “Demeter and other poems” in … Read more