Williams Shakespeare Macbeth Summary

macbeth

William Shakespeare, the renowned Elizabethan dramatist, and all-time great playwright of the world wrote four great tragedies among his many outstanding (dramatic and poetic) works. They are (I) Hamlet (II) Othello (III) King Lear, as well as (IV) Macbeth. Drama Macbeth Writer William Shakespeare Theme (1) Ambition (2) Violence (3) Internal conflict Published November 8, … Read more

Critical Appreciation ‘Tears Idle Tears’

Tennyson is one of the greatest poets of the Victorian Era. As a poetic artist, he ranks with Shakespeare and Keats. Tennyson often reminds us of Keats. He has the same gifts of pictorial presentation and an astonishing command of the musical resources of the language. His poems offer us many opportunities of discovering the … Read more

Comedy of Manners Vs Comedy of senses of Humours

Comedy of manners

There are, of course, many similarities between the Comedy of Manners and the Comedy of Humours. Both are based on reality. Both commonly attack anti-social elements and both are sarcastic, but the difference between the two is so much clear that there is no scope for doubt. The Comedy of Manners makes fun of those … Read more

The salient features of John Donne’s sonnet.

John Donne

1. Introduction  A lyric is a subjective manifestation of the poet’s impressions. It possesses the following qualities (1) unity of impression (2) brevity (3) personal emotion.  It passes through the poet’s heart and soul and reflects his mood. Intellect and passion are also found in it.  Edmund Gosse says: “If his songs were not so … Read more

Write a critical appreciation of the Poem ‘A Summer Night’

A Summer Night

Introduction A Summer Night is one of the more important poems of Matthew Arnold. As in several other poems; in it also live is seen in the light of its end. It is written in a stoic fashion. It appeared in the 1853 volume of Arnold’s poems and has been much praised by critics like … Read more

Critical Appreciation of The Poem ‘ Ulysses’

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‘Ulysses’ is Tennyson’s finest dramatic monologue. It was written soon after his intimate friend Arthur Hallam’s death in 1833 and was published in the poems of 1842. To put it in the words of the poet himself, in this poem Tennyson gave his feelings about the need of going forward and braving the struggle of … Read more