An article on the comic devices used by playwrights to make their comedies have a universal appeal, with numerous examples from the classical plays, Shakespearean drama, and later English comedies.
Upton Sinclair's impact on Jacob Riis' work is apparent; however, the stereotypes of Riis' time overshadows his attempts at noble work.
There are good authors and then there are great authors. These are the greatest writers to have ever graced the page with the swipe of a pen.
Sylvia Plath's pregnancy poem "You're" is full of powerful imagery and metaphors. Her sensitive, creative nature comes out in this two stanza poem.
"London Snow" by Robert Bridges creates an image of the transformational enchantment of snowfall in London; which at the time the poem was created, was noisy, crowded, and heavily polluted
Stephen King really outdid himself with his Opus, the Dark Tower series. Once you read a few pages of Book 2, you will not be able to stop. The first book lays the groundwork, but don't skip it!
A clear elaboration of the most misunderstood poem "Kubla Khan", which shows how Coleridge's poem is neither a fragment, not incoherent but a direct statement of his poetic theory.
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 in-depth analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet # 73, focusing on the tone, imagery, diction, and poetic merits of the beautiful poem "That Time of the Year..."
A detailed psychological study of the Boss's character in Katherine Mansfield's story "The Fly," in context of the anxieties and despair of post-war England and its psychological implications.
A brief estimate of Nirad Chaudhuri's idea of nationalism, its various categories, and its practical implications as expounded in "The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian".
Contrasting and comparing Frankenstein and Metamorphosis, I analyse the concept of the monstrous shown in the texts.
Andrew Marvell is best known for this seduction poem, or carpe diem poem, To His Coy Mistress. With wit, intellect and conceit the speaker tries to persuade a virgin lady to have sex with him.
Down and Out in Paris and London was George Orwell's first book. He wanted to experience poverty at first hand so chose two great cities for his experiment. It's still of relevance today.
Poetry analysis of Donne's "Goe and catch...", pointing out the central symbols, imagery and theme which make it a representative metaphysical poem.
Shelley, the English Romantic, wrote "Hymn To Intellectual Beauty" in 1816, inspired by his visit to Lake Geneva. It's an attempt to capture the elusive Spirit of Beauty, the unseen mysterious Power.