Read the original text of the second soliloquy from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, with a summary and analysis.
Humans suffer every day somewhere, somehow. But normal life goes on as if tragedy and pain did not exist? Through a study of the paintings of the Old Masters, this poem explores the consequences.
Quite often it’s the not so life-threatening confrontation with life that we feel most threatened by. The standard of human fear is thus without definition. Everyone lays claim to a different host of particular sensitivities. We all have them,...
Mary Todd Lincoln's outlandish behavior and bouts with depression led many to believe she was insane. Modern medical knowledge may contradict that theory. Was she insane or overwhelmed with grief?
The shields of the medieval period have a rich history. The different types of shields can tell us much about the events and developments of the medieval period. Their construction and decoration reveal much about the Middle Ages and the people who populated it.
Here is a list of famous orphans and famous people from history who were orphaned or adopted and grew up to be celebrities and make positive contributions to society!
Shotguns were used in World War 1, but they were rare and usually single- or double-barrel break-action shotguns. The Americans brought a whole new meaning to military shotguns.
James Joyce changed the face of modern fiction with his stream of consciousness writing style but did you know he was directly influenced by a little known French writer, Edouard Dujardin?
All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force,some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.
In part 8 of my free German essays we look at how to describe a healthy lifestyle in a German, which is also part of the National Curriculum for schools.
Richard Wilbur's poem concentrates on the nature of change and the changes in nature. But is it the beauty that is transformed or the changes themselves that are beautiful? Read on for full analysis.
Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone revolutionized 19th century communication and was the precursor to the development of of the satellite mobile communications revolution of today...
This article aims to outline and summarise the views of both Freud and Jung and highlight the differences in their views in a tabulated format at the end of the article.
In ancient Israel, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, few virtues were more respected and revered than wisdom. While its exact definition varied from culture to culture, it was nevertheless an ideal in which to aspire to, and those possessing it exhibited...
This article explains how to identify and understand theme in literature in very simple and concrete terms. Designed for secondary students through graduate students, this thought process will help make the concept of theme clear and accessible.
A short poem, an extended metaphor exploring the tension between mother and daughter as the child grows up. When to let go?
The Civil War Battle Of Vicksburg gave the North a great strategic advantage, and brought US Grant to the top among Union generals, positioning him to finally win the war.
"I shunned the face of man; all sound of joy or complacency was torture to me; solitude was my only consolation--deep, dark, death-like solitude." Aurielle Voices It has often been argued that the definition of a monster is something inhuman,...
Emily Dickinson's American (innovative) sonnet reveals an attitude dramatized in the Shakespeare sonnets: the poet's confidence in her creation of a world of beauty that will last forever.
An analysis of Flannery O'Connor's novel "The Violent Bear It Away" and the symbolism found throughout the darkly comedic tale.
This article lists and describes the twelve ancient Greek gods and goddesses who were said to live on Mount Olympus.
Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem is about reconciliation. Two soldiers meet in Hell, one having killed the other in battle, and their dialogue is a powerful and moving creation full of truth about humanity.
Everyone's heard of the Wild West. But what was it that made it so wild? Lawlessness? Crazy characters? New inventions? The lure of gold? The cowboy life? Wars between natives and settlers? Read on...
Cambridge is one of the quintessential university towns in the UK and it has a long & interesting history. Here are 5 facts about the city of Cambridge and its history you may not have heard.
Are you feeling a little peaked? Or maybe you are piqued or peeked? Or should it be pekid or peakèd? Would like to take a peak or peek or peep? Is that smell piquant, picante, or pungent?
Learn what itikaf is, when it is observed, the conditions of itikaf, what nullifies itikaf, and much more.
William Shakespeare contributed many phrases to common English, from the famous "To be, or not to be" to a few lesser known, but still commonly used, phrases in everyday English.
Countee Cullen's poem deals with God and the awesome power he wields, over humans and the mole. Still, a black poet can sing. It is a traditional 14 line sonnet in iambic pentameter with full rhyme.
Burn in hell, ye wicked soul! The Chinese Ten Courts of Hell have the perfect punishment for you to suffer horribly in!
Hansel and Gretchen (or Gretel) is well known story with very rich smbolism and several possible interpretations. Let's summarize it and check some of its deeper truths.
This article provides an alternative way of looking at poetry designed around the way poets think when they are writing it. It provides tools and perspectives that remove the pressure of needing to “understand it” and replaces this with a sense of adventure and creative exploration.
what wash days were like sixty years ago before there were such things as automatic washing machines. Read this first hand account of what it was like in a working class home in Britain on wash day.
An Introduction to some basic principles of Existentialism, focusing on the philosophical arguments by the prominent Existentialists including Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.
The work of controversial English author D. H. Lawrence explores human nature through explicit sexual descriptions and intense psychological dialogue.
Different example texts in German of about 200 words you can use straight away and for free. With English translations to help you understand, and some handy vocabulary lists to save you some time!
There are a lot of useful and spectacular magical spells and incantations in the Harry Potter series. Today, I list my personal 10 favourites.
"Puss in Boots" is a famous fairytale, but its moral is pretty questionable. The title character achieves everything through trickery and his masters become rich doing nothing.
Read stories from the Golden Age of Piracy, a time in history when famous pirates ruled the seas. Dead men tell no tales, except these.
Sonnet 73 is a beautiful and unusual love poem. An extended metaphor featuring trees, birds, the sun - and how, as humans age, they reflect the passing of seasonal time.
Hiroshi Sugimoto is a contemporary Japanese photographer who experiments with slow shutter speed photography. Born on February 23, 1948, Sugimoto has developed his own signature style with his work.
From Edgar Degas' sculpture and paintings to the painted works of Renoir and other Impressionist artists, ballet and ballerinas inspired some of the most beautiful art of the 19th century.
Sofonisba Anguissola (1531 – 1625) holds a no little record: she is the only woman represented at the Prado Museum. Despite she were a celebrated artist at her days, her name has been forgotten for centuries ….
The Canongate is the lower section of the famous Royal Mile in Edinburgh, in Scotland. It was once a separate burgh from the city itself before becoming incorporated in 1865. Therefore it developed a history and culture of its own.
Should we read the Jack Reacher books in order? And what is the reading order anyway for Lee Child's books?
Obsessed with fairy tales and building castles King Ludwig II had almost bankrupted Bavaria when he was found dead, under circumstances which remain mysterious to this day.
A overview of the Logos in Greek and Jewish though as it pertains to the prologue to The Gospel of John
We tend to analyze in different ways when faced with philosophical questions. Our ability to comprehend and understand differently makes us unique.
A guide on how to say "Me/I" in Japanese, going through all the standard and universally accepted ways.
Heaney's speaker in "Storm on the Island" is philosophizing about the quality of his island's homes and the quality of the residents' inner lives.
To abolition activist Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery seemed weak and vacillating. But after the two men met, Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln's true merit.
In this essay, I reveal the dialogue between Dostoevsky's The Grand Inquisitor and Jesus Christ. The Inquisitor argues that humanity needs religion. Jesus silently argues for unconditional love.
In all of history, Sequoyah was the only Native American Indian to conceive and perfect an entire alphabet.
Explores and analyzes how Laura Wingfield's nature is reflected in objects that are as unique as she is.
Between the mid-1800s and the 1930s, spittoons were as common in American households as pots and pans and as common in American public places as trash cans. It was the golden age of spitting in America. These photos tell the story.
Peter Pan, or Peter and Wendy, published in 1911, is an iconic example of surprisingly dark turn-of-the-century children’s literature. This novelization was published several years after the play.
Her Kind is an early poem by Anne Sexton, published in her first book To Bedlam and Part Way Back. It is full of dark imagery, written as the poet was battling against depression and inner demons.
Annabel Lee is one of Poe's best known poems. The theme is loss of love based on the death of a beautiful maiden, narrated in first person by the speaker. Haunting, dark and gothic.
An overview of Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" and an analysis of the recurring motifs of mortality, lack of reasoning, love versus lust, and time.
During the American Civil War, the Confederate president made several decisions that led to the defeat of the South.
Historians today still have trouble identifying what really happened to the colonists of Roanoke Island. There are multiple popular theories that possibly explain this disturbing mystery.
Alexander the Great was an amazing commander, but he was not the great general history sometimes sees.
Maya Angelou's poem is a clear, strong message to all who think a woman has to be a fashion model to be phenomenal. You don't have to fit other people's ideas of beauty, you just have to be yourself.
A thorough overview of common styles, colors, and motifs found on Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs. Includes a color guide as well as all the different variants of popular symbols.
Painted screens are a unique folk art tradition of Baltimore, Maryland that gave inhabitants of narrow streets privacy. Includes how to paint a screen as well as a gallery of decorated screens.
A list of the current seven man-made wonders of the world. Each with simple, bullet pointed, quick facts.
The Middle East has been in chaos and turmoil for some time. This article contains maps and descriptions showing how the outcome of World War I created the conditions we experience today.
Full analysis of Those Winter Sundays, a short, atmospheric poem in which a child looks back in time to cold winter Sunday mornings and the dutiful acts of a hard working father.
The fox in the poet's imagination eventually becomes the poem, emerging into the snow of the blank page as the poet sits writing a poem about a fox.
Everything you need to know about the Chicago accent including pronunciation, slang, culture, and how to sound like you're from the Windy City
Was there a secret language of hand fans? This article looks at the historical references and discusses whether it was a common practice or just a romantic fabrication.
The Russian Revolution of 1905 began on January 9, 1905 with the massacre in St. Petersburg, where troops fired on a peaceful crowd attempting to bring petitions for change to the Tsar. This day has been named Bloody Sunday. The crowd was led by Father George Gapon who formalized the demands of the revolutionaries to present them to Tsar Nicholas II. While Father Gapon was working with the radicals he became sympathetic to their cause and was the main author of “A Most Humble and Loyal Address,
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The Nurse is a bawdy, overly talkative, and humorous character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She teases, but is completely devoted to Juliet. She eventually betrays Juliet's wishes by giving her unkind advice. Even so, the Nurse is completely grief-stricken by Juliet's feigned death.
The Luo of Kenya and Tanzania are a Nilotic speaking people whose main occupation was fishing, coupled with some farming and animal husbandry. Let us learn together the basics of their language.
Okay, class, put down your wands! Let's have a little Latin language lesson so we can better understand Harry Potter.
Life in the trenches of World War 1 was squalid. Trench fever was one consequence of the dirty conditions but it wasn't an all together unwelcome complaint. Find out what caused trench fever in World War 1.
This grammar geek hates to hear language used incorrectly. Here are ten commonly misused verbs and other words that I hear on a daily basis.
In this essay, I review Plato's "Republic", and analyze the three-tiered class system within the society as defined based of the "myth of the metals".
An in-depth article on the question regarding who is the hero of Milton's "Paradise Lost." The article takes into account multiple critical approaches to reach a final verdict.
Based on my research and studying the reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, it’s obvious to me that something goes on in their heads despite the lack of language.
James Wright's popular poem is both real experience and found love. Two men stop to visit two ponies just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. For the speaker this simple meeting is transcendent.
Camille Pissarro was one of the most prominent Impressionistic artists. He was also a known anarchist. Did his political beliefs find their way into his artwork?
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that presents conflict between living by religious and spiritual beliefs, and living by an existential philosophy, which asserts that it is up to the individual to discover the meaning of life through...
Hellenistic and Hellenic civilization were time periods in Ancient Greece. But what's the difference between the two? Wasn't "Ancient Greece" just Ancient Greece? Not really...
Thomas Jefferson, an American President, authored the Declaration of Independence and considered the Father of the University of Virginia. He accomplished a lot to shape the United States of America.
These phrases in the novel 1984 underscore the destructiveness of believing contradictions only because the government presents them. Orwell suggests this leads to a loss of autonomy, independence, and control, allowing the government to tell them what to think and how to act.Themes are discussed.
Learn about the years between World War I and World War II—they began with such promise but ended in such tragedy.
The Ruins of Tulum, near Cancun, Mexico, have many stark similarities to Solomon's Temple in the Old Testament. These similarities are too great to be mere coincidence.
The modern nation-state arose out of the collapses of the European feudal order and the Roman church monopoly. This article gives an overview of the rise of the nation-state in Europe and then its expansion world-wide.
“Piano” by David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was first published in 1918. This poem is about childhood memories that were brought to the poet’s mind through music. This essay will analyze the poem through its meaning, structure and the poet’s intent.
At Chattanooga, Confederate soldiers were only yards away from Ulysses S. Grant, the most important Union general in the Civil War. But instead of shooting him, they lined up to salute him.
The Roman Empire created the modern world. Its political and social institutions survive today. What would the world be like if the Romans had never built their empire?
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.
Evolution is one of the best-supported bodies of knowledge in science. Creationism, Creation Science, and Intelligent Design are religious concepts, not science.
Who are the Gypsies and where did they come from? The Roma or Romani people have long lived the Gypsy life. This article gives us a glimpse at the history of the Gypsies, who are not Egyptians at all.
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Jack Kerouac challenged the commonly held view of time post WWII through the character of Dean Moriarty, who escaped the constraints of capitalism by living within the moment...
A deer is hit by a car driven by a teenage drunk who reacts by taking the severely injured animal back home. Big mistake? An angry father puts an end to the agony of the deer but what about the teen?
Three examples of the military creativity of the (not so) ancient hindu peoples and their love for exquisite weaponry.
The SS Californian became Titanic's scapegoat when she ignored the doomed liner's distress calls that fateful night. Only 5 miles from the sinking ship, she saw the rockets and did nothing.
Romeo and Juliet is often thought to be a play about enduring love. However, what many casual readers of the play fail to realize is that the main theme of the piece is the violence and chaos encompassing Verona.
On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in her Lockheed Vega, and landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, making her the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
According to Wikipedia, H.G. Wells wrote: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who call themselves "their highnesses," "their majesties", and "their exalted majesties" and so on. They shone for a brief...
A good narrative and film needs CONFLICT. Conflict is a very important part of PLOT. There are two basic types of conflict; internal and external.
In this essay, I reflect on Bernard Williams' notion of utilitarianism, his thought experiments, and what philosophers Cahn and Markie have to say about Williams' ethics.
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
'The Charge of the Light Brigade' analysis 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' concerns an event of the Crimean War (1854-56), which occurred during the year that the war broke out ~ 1854. At this time, Alfred Tennyson was poet laureate and, as such, was the mouthpiece, via poetry, of the British establishment.
My hub is all about Basic Kuwaiti Arabic words and phrases that I learnt in Kuwait when I worked there years ago and I am going to translate them in English. It was easier to learn the spoken Arabic language first by learning the Arabic words and phrases then use them in sentences later.
Robert Smalls’ capture of a Confederate ship made him a Civil War hero. But during Reconstruction, he fought just as heroically for equal rights for African Americans.
Robert Frost's "A Girl's Garden" dramatizes a little story often told by the speaker's neighbor, who enjoys telling her little tale about growing and nurturing a garden when she was just a girl.
The stability brought about by the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed for the development of a true fashion industry in Japan. Today, we'll examine the emergence of the modern kimono.
Carol Ann Duffy is the Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom. This is a poetry analysis of Tall from the Feminine Gospels - on the national A Level syllabus 2015.
Where were you in 1965? This year had it's ups and downs. From Diet Pepsi, to the Beatles and the war in Vietnam, 1965 was history in the making...
I can't speak for all atheists, but I have a keyboard and some opinions. So here are my answers for five common questions Christians ask atheists.
Who was Buddha? What are the facts and myths of his life? What are the basics of his teachings? Are the teachings of Buddha a practical philosophy for the 21st century?
Besides the sketches of inventions, studies of anatomy, sketches of masterpieces, and myriad of ideas. Leonardo da Vinci’s handwriting has fascinated his readers for centuries. Find out why here!
Religion wasn't always lacking LGBT figures and themes! Records of ancient mythology indicate many gods and legendary heroes - of every color in the rainbow.
Do you know how to use the word "myself?" Incorrect use of "myself" will not be tolerated...by me, myself or I!
They've been called a "fringe" religion, even a cult. But are they? Find out what SDA’s really believe and how they differ from mainstream Protestants.
Sherlock Holmes is one of English literature's most famous and enduring characters; a Scandal in Bohemia was the first of the short stories to feature the consulting detective.
The primary similarities and differences between the geographies, economics, educations, and governments of ancient Spartan and Athens.
During the Great War, the Japanese were allied with the Triple Entente. Though their casualties were miniscule, their navy patrolled half the world and even fought in the Mediterranean Sea.
Carl Sandburg, inspired by a book of Japanese haiku, wrote this little poem whilst passing near Chicago harbor. Fog is one of his best-known short poems. It captures the silent mystery of the cat.
The Oven Bird, an unusual sonnet, is more than a mere song from a bird - it is a poem about the world of words the poet himself creates, despite the diminished state of language,time and life itself.
There is much more to the history of our beloved friends. They have deities for ancestors, and so loved, that owners chose to live their afterlife with them.
Everything we experience begins now at this moment. We have control over these experiences—but only briefly. Once our present becomes the past, we no longer have the ability to change it. This is why backward time travel is doubtful. However, forward time travel can't be ruled out.
Need help on a memory essay? I give full instructions, organizing tips and sample essays to help you write.
Neoclassical Poetry is a type of poetry, which follows the pattern of poetry authored by the poets of ancient time i.e., Greek and Rome. Pope and Dryden were the leading writers of neoclassicism.
Bonfire Night was a big event in the lives of a working class children back in the 1950s. A first-hand account of how we celebrated it, who Guy Fawkes was, and why his effigy is still burned
To understand Luther and the Protestant Reformation, one has to understand humanism. This Renaissance was a movement that would have man taking control of their own lives and souls: “man was now the creator of his own destiny.” This was the...
An analysis of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" and his view on the relationship between liberty and society, and humanity's desire to forgo their rights for security and peace.
Greek mythologies are not just stories; they carry moral values and allow glimpses of a culture long dead but not forgotten. It speaks of a culture that is still relevant even today.
The medieval jester grew out of ancient traditions of the comic actor. Many diverses cultures around the world have had some form of the jester, but the medieval court jester is the most iconic.
Do you have trouble with writing and punctuating a long sentence? I explain how to correctly write difficult sentences correctly.
Sylvia Plath's satirical and sharp take on the social conventions that condition people to the 'market' that is marriage. Women are viewed as a product, objectified by men in stiff black suits.
Arizona's state seal features a miner for good reason. Hard rock gold mining, placer gold prospecting, and gold as a byproduct of copper mining have yielded huge treasure for the state.
For a few, life in a medieval castle would have been relatively comfortable; for others, it would have been a smelly and dirty place to live. It all depended on whether you were born wealthy or poor, of noble birth or a serf.
Matthew Arnold's poem Dover Beach is an intelligent take on the nature of existence and the future of humanity. A honeymoon poem, the conclusion is that love will prevail despite the gloom and doom.
Shylock has been considered one of Shakespeare's most memorable villains; however, the real evil is in his portrayal. Whether it was intentional or not, antisemitism is not easy to miss in this play.
These fabulous writing prompts will help you remain motivated to write regularly and strengthen your writing muscles. The level of detail included gives you more content from which to generated ideas.
In an era when blacks were thought incapable of flying airplanes, Eleanor Roosevelt went up with a black pilot at the controls. By doing so, she helped establish the famed Tuskegee Airmen of WW2.
The speaker of Emily Dickinson's mystic poem offers a refreshing look at the soul's journey from the astral plane to the physical plane, alluding to reincarnation.
How do I know when to use a comma and when to use a semicolon in a list? Let's take a look and dissect this grammatical questions!
There is much less factual knowledge about William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the greatest playwright in the English language, than one would expect of such an important figure (Craig et al, pg.521). He apparently worked as a schoolteacher for a time...
Dan Quayle is an American politician who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, teaming with President George H.W. Bush.
This article provides a general analysis of the philosophical interpretations provided by Jean Jacques Rousseau.
China has enjoyed many golden ages throughout history, but it has also repeatedly suffered under nightmarish tyrants. Here are the 10 most terrible Chinese Emperors to have ruled the Middle Kingdom.
Written as part of a fund raiser for the new Statue of Liberty, The New Colossus gave new meaning to the Mother of Exiles, a welcoming light for the homeless hudded masses coming to America.
The apple harvest is complete, the apple picker exhausted. Will he sleep a natural sleep or remain troubled as he dreams? Frost's metaphorical, strange poem has a complex rhyme scheme, a core mystery.
Sigmund Freud divided the human psyche into three parts: the id, the ego, and the super ego. If one were to view each division of the Freudian psyche, in correlation with each of the monsters in the poem, they might notice the id represented by Grendel, the ego, represented by Grendel’s mother and lastly, the super ego, represented by the dragon.
Buried beneath the stream of consciousness sentence structure in Faulkner's Barn Burning is the story of a boy and the father he both loves and hates.
It would be impossible to visit Ireland's Dingle Peninsula without seeing a clochán, more commonly known as a beehive hut. Who built them, and how old are they?
Several authors have written prequels, sequels, and creative retellings of the classic novel Jane Eyre. If you love the original novel, these books may offer a new spin or perspective on your favorite characters.
The historians of the 1st and 2nd centuries were barely aware of the Jewish messianic sect of Christianity and wrote nothing about Jesus Christ. The few mentions that exist are forgeries.
Some Greek leaders of the Trojan War come to mind immediately, such as Achilles and Agamemnon. Others may take longer to think of, such as Nestor and the two Ajaxes. Read on for a comprehensive listing of all the Achaean forces and their leaders, as well as short bios of the most important leaders.
The Gallipoli Campaign had at its root the long-standing European and Russian ambitions in the area, and a snub by Britain that Turkey could simply not forgive. Who would Turkey side with?
There's nothing like the feel of a good book in your hands, especially when it's over 1000 pages long. Here is a list of ten books over 1000 pages to read.
The speaker in Frost's poem is of two minds; whether to stay and watch the lovely woods fill with snow or keep his promises and move on. His confused horse shakes the harness bells. Move on? Or what?
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
False reasoning leads to false conclusions and precludes rational thinking and debate. Learn how to recognize and avoid logical fallacies and how to defend yourself against them.
James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and one of main architects of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
If you are from New England you know the term. Can we trace back the history to the origins of "wicked" to determine why it's only said in the North East?
Have you ever seen people in church minister in dance with flags and banners? This type of worship does have a biblical foundation. ~Arletia Mayfield, The Prophetic Scribe ~
Romans are known for all the weird food that they ate during their lavish banquets. Some, however, are stranger than most, while others are more delicious.
From man's earliest use of language, birds have inspired imagery, slang, symbols and surnames. Explore feathered figures of speech and flights of fancy -- and learn the origins of some common names.
Apparently the Nazis had much more in common with super villains than you think. Here are 10 of the most secret Nazi weapons of the Third Reich.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
Woodrow Wilson was our 28th President and an amazing man, here is a brief history of this great man who is well known for his speech on the Fourteen Points.
One of the most influential poems of modern times, T.S.Eliot's dramatic monologue takes us into the mind of an ageing J. Alfred Prufrock. Do I disturb the universe or eat a peach? Full analysis.
U.S. destroyer Johnston will go down in the annals of history for taking on destroyers, cruisers and battleships during WW2.
Sylvia Plath has been sadly memorialized by her suicide more than her body of work. What people seem to miss is that Plath changed an entire hemisphere of readers and writers, influencing many of the top thinkers today. What is in the history of this woman, so understood for her mental instability and talent for writing?
Experimental, innovative, plain weird, romantic - this love poem is unconventional in style, so typical of e.e.cummings.
There was a time when Christmas and Easter were banned in England and in Boston, under the power of the Puritan leaders who rejected the holidays as an excuse to indulge in sinful behavior.
Full analysis of Sylvia Plath's 'hospital poem' written shortly after a miscarriage. She's stuck in bed in a white room and next to her are the flowers she did not want, the vivid 'too red' tulips.
Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936 to marry a divorcée and then played along with Nazis in hopes of getting his crown back.
Mudras or hand gestures are non-verbal communications with important spiritual significance. These Mudras are depicted in many Buddha statues in different parts of the world.
Ramadan this year will begin on May 15th (2018). It is the holiest month in the Islamic year (1439). This hub is a guide to Ramadan for non-Muslims, especially those living in the Gulf States.