Analysis

Pied Beauty by Gerard Manly Hopkins 1) The poem is a celebration of colours in nature. Hopkins opens the poem like a prayer by praising and glorifying God for things of different colours in the environment. The title suggests a celebration of colour and Hopkins has achieved this through the use of unusual synonyms for […]

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Hunting Snake by Judith Wright 1) The environmentalist Judith Wright shares her experience of coming face to face with a snake when she was with a friend. She remembers the warm autumn day, which she personifies as having a lot of grace. 2) The poet, being a lover of nature, fondly remembers the bright and […]

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Horses by Edwin Muir 1) In this memory poem, the poet remembers his days as a little boy in his country home, observing the horses on the ranch. He remembers their steady movement that would displace the soil beneath their hooves. 2) He remembers the animals on the bare field and wonders why the memory […]

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Continuum by Allen Curnow Lines 1-2) The poet creates an image of night-time and describes the rising of the moon as the night progresses. He metaphorically hints at his frame of mind. The moon in the poem symbolizes the human mind, while the house is symbolic of the body. In the first line itself the […]

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Look Back in Anger is a realist play written by James John Osborne in 1956. The focus is on marital life and its struggles. It was a period where America was finding its freedom in marital life; the time when couples were not really bound by the oath taken in marriage.

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A different History by Sujata Bhatt 1-2-3) The poet addresses the movement of culture across the globe in the very first line, by mentioning the Greek God Pan. She talks about cultures moving with people and lifestyles by implying that the God Pan has not seized to exist but simply moved to India. By saying […]

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A Birthday by Christina Rossetti 1-2) Christina Rossetti celebrates her state of bliss on finding the love of her life – God. The poet is unable to contain her emotions and opens the poem with a simile, comparing her heart (representing emotion) to a singing bird. Rossetti goes on to add that she feels like […]

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The Merchant of Venice is considered a romantic comedy of William Shakespeare written between 1596 and 1598. Yet because of the powerful speeches and the dramatic appeal it can be considered as one of his more serious plays. Women have been given very strong characters and in this drama they prove to be equal men […]

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Susan Hill has brought the sinister side of children in the novel I am the King of the Castle. It was first published in 1970 and one French film was made with an almost similar theme. Other than this it has not been made into a stage show as it involves a lot of landscaping […]

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An Inspector Calls is a three act drama set in the world war period and is written by J. B. Priestley. Priestley is an English dramatist who had strong political views. This drama has responsibility as its main theme and gender discrimination to some extent. It examines the human psychology of guilt in different people. […]

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E. M. Forster who lived for almost a hundred years was an academician and a successful novelist. Few of his novels like A Passage To India, A Room With A View, Howard’s End were made into films. As an academician and a successful novelist, he was invited to give lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge in […]

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If there is an absurdity play that has caught the imagination and the admiration of people all over the world then it “Waiting For Godot” written by Samuel Beckett. Beckett had written this in French and he translated it into English as well. It is considered as an important play in the English language. Since […]

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Othello is said to be written around 1603 and is based upon an Italian short story translated as ‘A Moorish Captain’. This short story was written by Cinthio and was published in 1565. The story is about a Moorish captain who served in the Venetian army. Shakespeare has replicated the story with his unique touch […]

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Shakespeare the literary giant of all times wrote his masterpieces with theater in mind. All his plays have become famous and he never stuck to any specific kind of genre in his writing. So we have tragedies, comedies and lyrical plays and more. Macbeth is considered as one of his darkest plays and is set […]

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A Call To Conscience is the compilation of speeches given by Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15th 1929 with an elder sister and younger brother. He studied Sociology and then enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. As youngster he was sceptical about Christianity. He did not believe […]

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Things Fall Apart is an English novel written by a Nigerian, Chinua Achebe. It was published in the year 1958 and it was one of the first English novels from an African. It is considered as a modern novel and has brought critical acclaim from all corners of the world. This book is taken as […]

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Many war stories especially the Vietnam War stories have been written but The Sorrow Of War stands apart for many reasons. Most of the stories gave an American perspective to the war and the Vietnamese were non entities. Here is a book written by a Vietnamese thereby giving the Vietnamese perspective. Bao Ninh, the author, […]

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Tennessee Williams is world renowned playwright and a writer whose works have been staged, made into films, televisions serials and even radio productions. The Glass Menagerie is rated as one his best works and it was premiered in Chicago in 1944. In 1945 it received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and it was […]

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Jean –Baptiste Poquelin popularly known as Moliere was a famous comic playwright in France during the seventeenth century. Jean’s father was a court upholster so he had the best education and was even offered his father’s job. But he refused it and started writing plays. Very early in life he and the people around him […]

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Gabriel Gracia Marquez’s “One Hundred years of solitude” is one of his earliest novels published in the year 1967. It is written in Spanish and has been translated into thirty seven languages. Though he set off to become a lawyer he ended up becoming a writer and his first novel was published as early as […]

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