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 brief critical appreciation of ‘Look Back in Anger’.

look back in anger

‘Look Back in Anger’ was John Osborne’s first play to be staged in London. The play was staged for the first time on 8th May 1956 This play was written when its author was only twenty-six years old. The play was written during a period of unemployment. John Osborne was an unknown actor and dramatist … Read more

The Double Dealer Characterization

The Double Dealer

In the previous two articles on William Congreve’s The Double Dealer, we discussed the themes and plot of this play. But, this one is concerned with Congreve’s art of characterization because characters play important roles in any drama. As we know (through the study of previous articles) The Double Dealer is a presentation of (a) … Read more

 The Double Dealer Plot Analysis

The Double Dealer

 Introduction William Congreve’s The Double Dealer (1694) came after his other play The Old Bachelor (1693). Its whole action takes place in Lord Touchwood’s house. Here, in this literary work, the villain (Maskell), not the hero (Mellefont), is more dominant as well as significant than any other characters. Both of them (the hero and villain) … Read more

The Double Dealer Summary

The Double Dealer

The Double Dealer is a well-known dramatic work by William Congreve that was originally published in 1694. It is this dramatist’s second play. It is undoubtedly a comedy but features many touches of tragedy as well. In fact, the play is a study of various human relations as well as the social atmospheres in the … Read more

 Thomas More’s Utopia Plot and Characters

Utopia

Introduction Thomas More’s Utopia is a fictional work in two parts. It already has been introduced in the previous article on this fiction. Moreover, its critical appreciation also has been provided in that article. And, here will be a discussion on some other aspects of this outstanding literary piece. Utopia Plot Structure The writer of … Read more

Utopia Thomas More Summary and Analysis

Utopia

Introduction  It was Thomas More who wrote Utopia, which is a well-known work of fiction as well as socio-political satire. In fact, More originally wrote Utopia in Latin as well as published in the year 1516. An English Scholar Ralph Robinson (1520 – 1577) made this book’s first publication in English translation in 1551. Moreover, … Read more