Consider William Blake as a Social Critic

Blake was a pioneer of romantic revival in English literature. He wrote lyrics and then prophetic poems but they were not to the taste of his time. He was the first to introduce the romantic note of mysticism in English poetry. He is a man of the age of transition. The French revolution had a […]

Significance of the Aeneas – Turnus Conflict

The conflict between Aeneas, the Trojan hero and leader and Turnus, the Rutulian Prince and the leader of all Italian forces against the invaders is given towards the conclusion of the epic. It is, therefore, very much significant in the total scheme of the epic. The Aeneid is not a personal epic about Aeneas but […]

Aeneas’ Visit to the Underworld

Virgil has described Aeneas’ visit to the underworld in Book VI of The Aeneid. It has been considered as the greatest achievement of Virgil’s imaginative and poetic powers. The episode is the keystone of the whole of The Aeneid and without this episode, the poem would break apart into the two separate incomplete and unconnected […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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