Ozymandias Analysis and Summary

Ozymandias

“Ozymandias” is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley, first published in 1818. It tells the story of a traveler who comes across a ruined statue of the ancient Egyptian king, Ramses II, also known as Ozymandias. The poem explores the themes of power, hubris, and the transience of human achievements. The Context To fully appreciate … Read more

William Wordsworth as a romantic poet

Wordsworth as a romantic Poet

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a leading figure of the Romantic movement in English literature, known for his innovative poetry that celebrated nature, imagination, and the human spirit. In this article, we will explore his life, works, and legacy and see how he embodied the ideals of Romanticism in his poetry. Why Called William Wordsworth a … Read more

Seamus Heaney “Digging” Analysis

Digging

“Digging” is a poem by Seamus Heaney in which the speaker reflects on the work of his father and grandfather, both of whom were farmers and diggers of potatoes. The speaker observes that his father and grandfather “digged” with a spade and compares the work to the writing of poetry, saying that the “squelch and … 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