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Mock Heroic Epic

Milton’s Paradise Lost is a great classical epic. Pope developed a heroic mock-epic in the eighteenth century. Pope follows the tradition of a classical epic with a slight difference that he produces The Rape of the Lock as a mock-heroic epic. In the ordinary sense, it may be taken to be a parody or imitation …

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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 …

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romantic comedy

What is a 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 …

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The Jew of Malta

‘The Jew of Malta’ summary and analysis written by Christopher Marlowe.

‘The Jew of Malta‘ or ‘The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta’ (written in 1589/1590) is one of the six plays written by one of the eminent ‘University Wits’ Christopher Marlowe. ‘Dido, Queen of Carthage, Dr. Faustus, Edward II, The Massacre at Paris’ and ‘Tamburlaine’ are other plays of Marlowe. In his whole …

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Restoration Comedy

What are the characteristics of ‘Restoration Comedy’ or ‘ Comedy of manners’

Write a note on the characteristics of  ‘Restoration Comedy.                            Or Write a note on the characteristics of ‘Comedy of Manners’ with special reference to ‘ The Way of the World’. Introduction: ‘Restoration comedy‘  or ‘Comedy of Manners‘ is directly linked to Charles II’s return to England, after nine years of exile in France, and restoring …

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John Keats Poetry

Write a note on the characteristics of John Keats Poetry | Write a note on John Keats as a poet.

The famous Romantic poet John Keats was born on October 31, 1795, at Finsbury in London. When he was less than nine years, his father died of an accident.  After studying in the school of Clarke, he was apprenticed to Thomas Hammond, a surgeon and apothecary of Edmonton. His poetic career started in the year …

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