“The Dream of the Rood” as a Devotional Poem

“The Dream of the Rood” is the most famous of all English religious poems. It was composed to celebrate the find of a piece of the True Cross. The poem is totally preserved in three different forms – inscribed by hand in stone, on the skin, and in silver. However, it is called a “devotional […]

Nature in Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The precarious existence of man in the face of natural forces and calamities has been the subject-matter of much great literature throughout the ages. Anglo-Saxon poetry also depicts a primitive world where the basic question of life is the fight – man has to wage against the hostile Nature. As the society was primitive and […]

Special Features of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Anglo-Saxon invaders, who came to Britain in the latter part of the 5th century A.D and eventually established their kingdom there, were the founders of English culture and English literature. The surviving Anglo-Saxon literature consists of two types of writing; the heroic poetry which bears the pictures of the pre-Christian heroic society of the […]

Wordsworth as a Poet of Nature with Special Reference to Tintern Abbey

Wordsworth is highly acclaimed as a poet of nature. Tintern Abbey is one of his representative poems revealing a more deeply philosophical and unified expression of his thoughts about nature. In fact, the poem is Wordsworth’s own testimony to the change of his attitude to nature. He has given a highly emotional description of the […]

Coleridge’s Treatment of Supernatural in “The Ancient Mariner”

When Coleridge and Wordsworth published “Lyrical Ballads” which laid the foundation stone of Romantic poetry Coleridge states that it was his aim to select remote; uncommon or supernatural incidents in such a manner as to make them appear real. This particular aim of Coleridge is manifested in the “Ancient Mariner” which is based on supernatural […]

Theme of Regeneration in P. B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”

Percy Bysshe Shelley is a great romantic poet and idealist who believed in the happy future of mankind in which love, justice, and charity would prevail. He is also a revolutionary poet as he believed in social changes and moral reformation of mankind. “Ode to the West Wind” is a great poem which embodies some […]

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