Coleridge’s Criticism of Wordsworth’s Theory of Poetry and Poetic Diction

Introduction The most remarkable part of Biographia Literaria lies in Coleridge’s criticism of Wordsworth’s theory of poetry and Poetic Diction. While critically analyzing Wordsworth’s theory Coleridge has offered his own views on the choice of rustic, themes and characters as well as the language of poetry. Background In chapter XVII of Biographia Literaria, Coleridge refers […]

Discuss the Character of Prospero and Briefly his Island in The Tempest

Prospero is the central character in the play The Tempest. Indeed, he dominates the play from the beginning to the end. The entire action of the play, barring some of the deeds of Antonio, Sebastian, Alonso, Gonzalo, Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo is manipulated by Prospero. Prospero is not an ordinary human being. Indeed he is […]

Swift’s Satirical Technique in the Book IV of Gulliver’s Travels

The Book IV of Gulliver’s Travels is one of the most savage and terrible indictments of mankind. The clarity and force of Swift’s style are everywhere apparent. In Gulliver, he exposes intense hatred of mankind, such hatred is nothing but the reverse side of love. The degradation, the vileness which Swift ascribes to man could […]

Discuss the Major Themes in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Shakespeare’s The Tempest has been variously interpreted as a romantic comedy, a comedy concerned with such serious themes as justice and mercy, and as an autobiographical play. Many critics think that Shakespeare bid farewell to his dramatic career through writing the play The Tempest. Other critics have tried to find a colonial theme where Prospero […]

Consider William Blake as a Revolutionary Poet

Blake has often been described to be the “Precursor of Romanticism.” The Romantic poets of the nineteenth century struck a note of protest against the conventional literature as well as the social injustices. Blake, having written immediately preceding the Age of Romanticism, paved the way for them, at least for Wordsworth, Shelley, and Byron. Although […]

Compare and Contrast the Lilliputians and the Emperor with the King of Brobdingnag

“A dark picture of political institutions and manners” has been presented in Gulliver’s Travels by the supreme satirist of English literature, Jonathan Swift. He had practical experience in politics and politicians. This experience had shown him the hidden springs of power and the part played by corruption and intrigue. Gulliver’s Travels throws the light of […]

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