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Literary Genre

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“The Courtship Of Miles Standish” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Type of Work: Romantic narrative poem Setting Plymouth, Massachusetts; 1621. Principal Characters Miles Standish, a soldier and protector of the colony John Alden, his younger, bookish friend Priscilla, a young Puritan woman. On a spring afternoon in 1621, Captain Miles Standish, a short, powerfully-built man of middle age and a recent widower, stood in his…

Book Summary,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Literature Review

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Heroes of “A Tale Of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens

In A Tale of Two cities Charles Dickens created two of the most contrasting characters ever put into a book. One is the bloodthirsty Madame Defarge, and the other is the self-abnegating Sydney Carton. Madame Defarge is a peasant who seeks revenge on all aristocrats who cross her path. Sydney Carton is a man who…

Charles Dickens,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Literature Review

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“The Solitary Reaper” by William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth is considered by many to be one of the most efficient, and studied poets of English Literature. With his many talents, and aid by his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, he had produced many stories and songs during his period. Wordsworth has been compared to the finest author in English Literature, William Shakespeare. Wordsworth’s talent…

Books,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Poetry

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“Strange Meeting” and “Futility” by Wilfred Owen’s

WW1 was a war shrouded with propaganda and the romanticization of war, but poetry allowed poets to convey the true destructive nature of war effectively. This is achieved through their personal viewpoint, expressing strong despair for the desolation of countless lives caused by the horrific conflict. This is because of the dehumanising effect war has…

History,

Literary Genre,

Poetry,

War,

World War 1

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John Keats La Belle Dame

A Ballad,” John Keats, the author, relates feelings of heartache to the reader by using metaphors of somberness and sorrow. The poem is set around a knights story of how his heart had been broken when he was left by a woman whom he had recently fell in love with. The woman, an apparent succubus,…

Change,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Literature Review,

Tragedy

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The Function of Chorus in Greek Drama Tragedy and Comedy

The Greek tragedy and comedy originated with the chorus, the most important part of the performance space was the orchestra, which means ‘a place for dancing’ (orchesis). A typical tragic Greek chorus was a group of some twelve to fifteen masked men just about to enter military service after some years of training (Athenians were…

Comedy,

Drama,

Literary Genre,

Tragedy

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Ironies of “The Ballad of Birmingham”

The “Ballad of Birmingham” is written by Dudley Randall. It was written in 1963, after the church bombing in Birmingham. The poet wrote this poem as a tribute to the victims of the bombing. The theme of the poem is race and violence. This poem gives a hint about the socio-political environment during the segregation…

Books,

Irony,

Literary Genre,

Literature

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a fictional novel about a group of British schoolboys that find themselves without any adult supervision on an island after their plane got shot down over the Pacific because of the unknown war going during that time. A group of British schoolboys are stranded on a tropical…

British,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Novel

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Words: 363

“Eternal Promises” by Wong Jer Han

This is a place where time is irrelevant. Nothing starts, nothing changes, nothing ends, and everything is the way they are for eternity. I lost track of how far I had travelled. I had no way to know too. Everywhere I looked, brightly-coloured bubbles bounced lazily off the ground, pretty but eerily devoid of life….

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Philosophy,

Plot,

Time

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Novel “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte

Authors have a way of foreshadowing or giving indirect hints toward the reader, such as the language or the characters themselves. Charlotte Bronte, the author of the Victorian novel Jane Eyre, sets the story in a variety of places in England. Each one of these places have a specific meaning behind the name and with…

Books,

Jane Eyre,

Literary Genre,

Literature,

Literature Review

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