Discuss Vaughan’s Treatment of Childhood and Nature in His Poems

Henry Vaughan, a Welsh mystic, although he wrote under the influence of John Donne and George Herbert in his early poems, had many points to differ from them. In his nature poems, he was closer to the still unborn poets like William Blake and William Wordsworth. No doubt, he was primarily a metaphysical poet, still, […]

Comment on Hebert’s Attitude towards God as a Devotional Poet

The term “Metaphysical” conveys different meanings. Literally, it means mystical or transcendental. This kind of poetry, therefore, in one sense, deals with such subjects as the soul, God, immortality, a life after death, the relation of the human spirit to the senses and so on. Donne and other poets of his school also have written […]

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. […]

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