The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser as an Allegory

Spenser’s allegorical poem The Faerie Queene is a remarkable literary venture of the Elizabethan age. In fact, allegory was the most popular literary device of the time and he uses it to express the spirit of his age. Allegory is a literary device in valuing a double meaning. The primary meaning is clearly expressed while […]

Historical Allegory in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

In an allegory, some real actions or instructive morals are shadowed under imaginary persons or things. Every allegory has two senses- the literal and the mystical. The literal sense is like the vision of which the mystical is the true meaning. In a moral allegory, the story consists of fictitious persons, creatures of the poet’s […]

Character Analysis of Raja in Clear Light of Day

Author: Maisha Rahman In Clear light of Day by Anita Desai, Raja is the most significant character. He is the elder brother of Das family supposed to be responsible, sincere and admirable. Instead of that he portrayed as an individual and non emotional being. However, it is true that he is determined, intelligent and smart […]

Critical Appreciation of “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell

Introduction The poem, “To His Coy Mistress” is the masterpiece of the love poetry ever written by my favorite metaphysical poet, Andrew Marvell. Though he has not written that many of love poems, this particular poem is enough to mark him as a great poet of love. Anybody who loves to read poetry and talk […]

The Idea of Mysticism as Portrayed in Henry Vaughan’s Poetry

Henry Vaughan, a mystical Welsh doctor started writing poetry in the style of John Donne and followed his platonic love poetry in his early poems which were secular by nature. But illness detached him from the world and turned his thoughts to spiritual things. He fell deeply under the influence of George Herbert and imitated […]

Comment on Andrew Marvell’s Treatment of Love in His Love-Poetry

Love, as in the other metaphysical poets plays a significant role in Marvell’s poetry. It has been said that one of three themes is love and it occupies a considerable portions of his poetry. In his love-poetry, his attitude to women is more of adoration than of condemnation what we find in John Donne. A […]

Consider Henry Vaughan as a Metaphysical Poet

In order to justify Henry Vaughan as a metaphysical poet, we must first know what metaphysical poetry means. The term “Metaphysical” is applied to the poetry of John Donne and his followers. But ironically these poets did not know that they were a special kind of poets. Long after they had been dead, Dr. Samuel Johnson […]

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