Canonization

Canonization Theme & Summary

Canonization is an outstanding poetic work by the leading metaphysical poet John Donne. This witty, punny, and passionate poem was first published in John Donne‘s Songs and Sonnets (1633) –  a posthumous collection of the poet. It is noteworthy that generally famous Victorian poets Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson are known for writing dramatic …

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Easter 1916

 Easter 1916 Summary and Theme

It was the famous Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats who wrote the poem Easter, 1916 that in fact reflects on those events that surround the Easter Rising; an armed insurrection began on Easter, 1916 (Monday, 24th April) in Dublin. As far as this event is concerned; it is about a rebellion led …

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Pygmalion

Pygmalion Summary and Theme

It was the Nobel laureate G. B. Shaw who wrote the well-known play Pygmalion which is in fact a romance in five acts. It was produced in German in 1913 in Vienna. Whereas it was the year 1914 when the play was performed in England. Pygmalion is regarded as a humane comedy about love as …

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Composed upon Westminster bridge

Composed upon Westminster bridge September 3, 1802, Summary by William Wordsworth

It was William Wordsworth who wrote the poem Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1803, which is in fact an Italian/Spenserian sonnet. Its title is known for marking a particular place as well as time, a viewpoint over the River Thames of London during the Industrial Revolution. Moreover, the sonnet is typical of William Wordsworth …

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The Forsaken Merman

The Forsaken Merman summary

Introducing the poet and the Poem It was Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888), who wrote the poem ‘The Forsaken Merman’. He was not only a famous poet of the Victorian era but the inspector of the government of school, a renowned critic, as well as, a professor of poetry at Oxford University. ‘Thyrsis’, Rugby Chapel’, …

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations Novel Summary

About the Novel It was Charles Dickens, the famous Victorian novelist who wrote Great Expectations, which is not only his 13th novel but his penultimate completed one as well. The novel was first published serially in All the Year Round (a weekly periodical of the writer) in 1860-61. , it was also issued in 1861. …

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