Bring out the Craftsmanship of George Herbert Shown in His Poetry

Herbert shares many qualities with the poets of the metaphysical poetry that started with John Donne. But, he retains his individuality in his poems. We do find the metaphysical conceits in his poems and the themes of his poetry are certainly akin to those of Donne, Marvell, and others. But, his craftsmanship makes him different […]

The Part IV of Gulliver’s Travels Verges on Tragedy, Discuss

Swift’s satirical masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels satirizes English politics and politicians, the judicial system and religious disputes, no doubt but it is also a satire as mankind in general. A satirical work possesses some comic elements by exposing the follies, absurdities, and faults of human beings in a humorous and witty manner. Though there are some […]

Local and Universal Appeal of J. M Synge’s Riders to the Sea

J. M. Synge’s Riders to the Sea is evidently and unquestionably a play with a distinct regional interest whose setting is an island off the west of Ireland. This island is one of a group of an island known as the Aran Islands. Acting on the advice of W. B. Yeats, Synge pays several visits […]

Features of a National Hero as Reflected in Beowulf

The meat of an epic is usually derived from the violent and social chaos which is a central conflict often pitting the hero versus an unjust king. Traditionally the hero is brave; of course, he is almost superhuman in strength, successful in battle and contemptuous of his wounds – even of death. In addition, the […]

Theme of Love Used in Sons and Lovers by D. H Lawrence

In Lawrence’s novel Sons and Lovers, love has been treated in an unusual manner than the novelists of earlier phases who also practiced the matter of love to a great extent.In Lawrence’s treatment of love, there is a clash between emotion and intellect – there is an inevitable contretemps between man’s passion and his intellect. […]

Evaluate William Shakespeare as a Sonneteer

Shakespeare’s sonnets have enjoyed extravagant praise for their transcendent beauty and exquisite verbal melody. They have been criticised also particularly for their inanity and structural faults. But even then the amount of critical writing devoted to the sonnets is shaken only to that on Hamlet. There is perhaps no collection of English poetry has been […]