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  • Modern American literature evolved from the early foundations of the country’s literary ancestors. The European explorers brought their writing system with them to the New World. They wrote journals, letters, and narratives of their experience in this new place. When the European explorers discovered the New World it was already inhabited by millions of Native Americans. Despite not possessing a writing system the Native Americans had a vast oratory literary collection of culture, history, and r

    Early American Literature: European Settlers and Native American Storytelling

    Early American Literature: European Settlers and Native American Storytelling

    by Nancy Snyder13

  • A curious poem full of metaphors and strong imagery, written for comic and disturbing effect when Sylvia Plath mistakenly thought she was pregnant. Nine lines, one for each month of pregnancy.

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Metaphors" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • How a book is printed and distributed can affect its sales, marketability and usability. Discover the most common types of book binding, as well as pros and cons of each for self publishing.

    Types of Book Binding

    Types of Book Binding

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • The speaker in Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring" is striving to portray a certain kind of light that "exists [only] in Spring" or very near spring.

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    Emily Dickinson's "A Light exists in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • A sonnet that combines Greek mythology and world events, resulting in a powerful poem, a metaphor for the violence inherent in the cyclic nature of human history, as seen by the mystic Yeats.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Leda And The Swan" By W.B.Yeats

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Frost's blank verse poem explores the nature of reality and idealism using the symbolism of birch trees, a boy and an ice-storm. Acute observation, memory and imaginative thinking under tight control.

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem Birches by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • William Shakespeare's sonnet 144 brings together two loves: a man right fair and a woman coloured ill, making this a sonnet of the triangular love affair. Agony in ecstasy, heaven in hell, doubt.

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 144 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton

    Analysis of Poem "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    Emily Dickinson's "There is another sky"

    by Linda Sue Grimes6

  • In Stephen Vincent Benét's ballad, the speaker is dramatizing the mind-set of an individual whose life is spent close to the land; thus, he prefers the rural, rustic life to life in the city. He also reveals his tranquil existence in the astral world after leaving his physical body.

    Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Ballad of William Sycamore"

    Stephen Vincent Benét's "The Ballad of William Sycamore"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • A Vietnam veteran, Yusef Komunyakaa faces his past whilst visiting the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. With strong images and figurative language this poem explores reality versus memory.

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    Analysis of Poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • Prayer Before Birth is a poem Louis MacNeice wrote during World War Two. He was living in London and German rocket bombs were landing. The speaker in the poem is an unborn child, destined to be born into a violent, disturbed world. A powerful monologue addressed to God and humanity.

    Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece

    Analysis of Poem Prayer Before Birth by Louis MacNiece

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Larkin's 'atheist poem' in which he explores the spiritual significance of the church, despite the decline of religious ritual in the western world. Contains dry wit and keen perception.

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    Analysis of Poem "Church Going" by Philip Larkin

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sylvia Plath's poem Mirror is a reflection on what it means to be a woman uncertain of the future, haunted by the past. When we look into the mirror, is what we see what we get?

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Jacksonville, Florida, native James Weldon Johnson composed his tribute to his adopted New York City in a surprising Petrarchan sonnet.

    James Weldon Johnson's "My City"

    James Weldon Johnson's "My City"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Dickinson's "There is a word" features one of the poet's many poems that may qualify as riddles. She keeps the reader guessing until the end when she finally reveals the "word" that "bears a sword."

    Emily Dickinson's "There Is a Word"

    Emily Dickinson's "There Is a Word"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The poetry of the early modern period into the age of enlightenment forged the way for romantic literature. William Shakespeare’s sonnets of the 17th century as well as William Blake’s and William Wordsworth’s poetry of 18th century follow the romantic formula of expressing emotion through the delightful language, rhythm, and meter of the written word. An emotional tie that these three writers of romanticism have is the idea of memories, and the wistful, happy, and sometimes sorrowful connecti

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    Emotion in Romantic Modern Literature

    by Nancy Snyder2

  • Two lovers meet by a pond in winter but there is little to warm them. Even the sun seems cold and indifferent. Love has been cruel and the memory of that meeting is still painful. Classic Hardy.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Neutral Tones" by Thomas Hardy

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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?

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    Analysis of Poem "Deer Hit" by Jon Loomis

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Seamus Heaney wrote this poem whilst watching his father digging in the garden. It is his most popular poem, using the metaphors of pen and spade to explore time and family commitments.

    Analysis of Poem Digging by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem Digging by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sonnet 55 focuses on time, immortality and the power of poetry. The essence of his lover will be preserved forever, in the poem. It will outlast fine monuments, wars, death and unclean time.

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 55 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Sidney Sheldon is the 7th best selling author of all time. He has written over 200 scripts for TV series, but it is his 18 novels for which he is best known. I'd like to introduce you to five of my favourite Sidney Sheldon novels.

    Top 5 Sidney Sheldon Books

    Top 5 Sidney Sheldon Books

    by Melanie Chisnall37

  • 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.

    The Definition of Theme in Literature

    The Definition of Theme in Literature

    by wayseeker30

  • Why is literature important? Reading has many benefits, including improving your own writing. However, studying literature is a little more than just reading it. Find out more here.

    Writing Benefits of Reading Canon Literature

    Writing Benefits of Reading Canon Literature

    by Lisa6

  • This article explores the origin of drama. It also shows us the development of drama through various stages. The origin of drama is deeply rooted in the Church.

    Origin of Drama in English Literature

    Origin of Drama in English Literature

    by Muhammad Rafiq39

  • A sonnet that isn't a sonnet, with medieval tights. Collins, by mocking the old traditional forms of sonnet-making, Petrarchan and Shakespearean for example, gives the modern reader full access.

    Analysis of Poem "Sonnet" by Billy Collins

    Analysis of Poem "Sonnet" by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Pat Mora is a leader in the field of Hispanic poetry. Her poem A Voice tells of a mother who was not allowed to speak English at home yet who overcame her fears to find a voice and new freedom.

    Analysis of Poem "A Voice" by Pat Mora

    Analysis of Poem "A Voice" by Pat Mora

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Explores variations on the popular fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Explores the origins of the classic story most people are familiar with, as well as version found in Greek mythology, cultures such as Scandinavia, and the use of the tale as a literary theme.

    Variations on "Beauty and the Beast" From Around the World

    Variations on "Beauty and the Beast" From Around the World

    by Anaya M. Baker7

  • In her work, "A New England Nun," Mary E. Wilkins Freeman illustrates a woman's struggle with the commitment of marriage. This essay examines how Freeman illustrates the feminine struggle to be independent while being dedicated to a man.

    A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins: Analysis and Summary

    A New England Nun by Mary E. Wilkins: Analysis and Summary

    by Brittany Kennedy5

  • A short Victorian poem which Henley wrote whilst in hospital. Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill have all used the poem for inspiration and guidance. Invictus means unconquerable.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Invictus" by W.E.Henley

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    Definition and Characteristics of Neoclassical Poetry

    by Muhammad Rafiq40

  • Mary Oliver's poem Mindful has inspired many readers to pay more attention to the everyday delights of nature. The natural world is her life classroom where profound lessons can be learned.

    Analysis of Poem "Mindful" by Mary Oliver

    Analysis of Poem "Mindful" by Mary Oliver

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • A poem full of drama, powerful language and poetic device, Wind is typical Ted Hughes in that here is described a struggle with nature, a battle with the elements. Six stanzas of tense physicality.

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    Analysis of Poem "Wind" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Langston Hughes wrote "Goodbye, Christ" in 1931. It was published in a left-leaning publication called The Negro Worker in 1932.

    Langston Hughes'

    Langston Hughes' "Goodbye, Christ"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

    Analysis of Poem "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Auto Wreck is a poem of vivid imagery written at a time when car crashes were relatively rare. It is a commentary on the actual accident scene but also explores human fragility and death.

    Analysis of Poem "Auto Wreck" by Karl Shapiro

    Analysis of Poem "Auto Wreck" by Karl Shapiro

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Looking at the main traditions in Irish folk tales - warrior myths, romantic tragedies, ghost stories and local fairy stories.

    A Guide to Irish Folk Tales

    A Guide to Irish Folk Tales

    by Marie McKeown11

  • Sophie experiences many losses of innocence throughout the novel at the hands of the Nazis, her family, her lovers, and herself. These losses are too much for her to bear in the end.

    Loss of Innocence in Sophie's Choice

    Loss of Innocence in Sophie's Choice

    by Jennifer Wilber0

  • In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    Translations of Latin in Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night

    by Ellen34

  • Jack and Jill is an evergreen delight for children. The rhyme dates back many centuries. There is so much speculation on it's origins and history. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

    Curious Origins of Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill

    Curious Origins of Nursery Rhymes: Jack and Jill

    by Mohan Kumar24

  • Women’s literature presents a unique view into the female American experience. America experienced many changes following the Civil War. The country was in a period of transformation, including political, economic, social, and literary shifts. As the country emerged into the Industrial Revolution female authors were forging a place for themselves in literary cannon. The feminist movement called into question the role of women in society and female authors responded by creating works presenting

    Women's Contribution to Early American Literature

    Women's Contribution to Early American Literature

    by Nancy Snyder10

  • The use of Sylvia as the protagonist gave the story a real quality to it. The world as seen through the eyes of a pre-teen, streetsmart kid, and the realization that there was still a lot to learn in an unfair world.

    Review of Toni Cade Bambera's

    Review of Toni Cade Bambera's "The Lesson"

    by Joe Friedman11

  • 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.

    Greek Leaders in the Trojan War

    Greek Leaders in the Trojan War

    by Brainy Bunny9

  • Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus also the not-so common poisons.

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    Poisons Used in Agatha Christie's Books

    by Anne Harrison12

  • An early poem of Heaney's that takes the reader back to his childhood and the devastating death of his young brother. In a subtle, controlled form, powerful imagery emerges out of this family scene.

    Analysis of Poem "Mid-Term Break" by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem "Mid-Term Break" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Robert Frost's "A Girl's Garden"

    Robert Frost's "A Girl's Garden"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • What if you're a poet in love? A look at some of the more unusual poems by famous and unknown poets. Here is passion, sex and romance, with some weird twists.

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    Weird, Strange, and Funny Love Poems

    by Andrew Spacey11

  • Snake, one of D.H.Lawrence's celebrated animal poems, is a personal account of a meeting with a Sicilian viper. This analysis will guide both student and poetry lover through the layers of meaning.

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    An Analysis of the Poem Snake by D.H.Lawrence

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The pagan tribes who authored the epic Beowulf and the characters within the story have a unique culture. There are four major parts of Anglo Saxon and Germanic culture that is vital to understanding Beowulf. Anyone looking to analyze the epic must first understand Bards, paganism, the warrior king culture and Anglo Saxon Christianization to form a complete analysis of Beowulf.

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting in Beowulf

    by Ryan Buda4

  • The Adventure of the Dancing Men is a famous short Sherlock Holmes story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that sees the consulting detective having to decipher a code that looks like a child's drawing.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Dancing Men

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Dancing Men

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • 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.

    Who Is the Hero of

    Who Is the Hero of "Paradise Lost"?

    by Monami2

  • A writer's notebook or inspiration journal is a great way to inspire yourself through quotes, writing prompts, poems, pictures, or really anything else you find interesting.

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    How to Start a Writer's Notebook

    by Chloe Davis Smith31

  • Aphrodite is a woman who changes herself to be whatever her current man wants her to be. She may not realize that she does this. She is the muse who inspires men to write poems and songs.

    Aphrodite: Archetype of Love and Beauty

    Aphrodite: Archetype of Love and Beauty

    by Jean Bakula17

  • Wilfred Owen's powerful poem is all about the horrors of the first world war. Insensibility gives the reader different angles on what it is to die in battle, and how soldiers lose their feelings.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Insensibility" by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • An adolescent love poem that looks back at a first date, with the emphasis on oranges and new potential. Full of images and contrasts, this insightful poem is an extended metaphor of sorts.

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    Analysis of "Oranges" by Gary Soto

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Anne Sexton's poetry is unique in that it confronts mental illness head on, gives direct access to the heart and soul of a troubled mother, artist and poet. 'I hold back nothing,' she wrote. So true.

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    Anne Sexton and the Poetry of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Spacey19

  • What is Wuxia? Is it all about Chinese martial artists in death duels? A beginner’s guide for anyone keen to know about the fascinating world of Wuxia novels.

    Beginner's Guide to Wuxia Part 1

    Beginner's Guide to Wuxia Part 1

    by Kuan Leong Yong2

  • We find the speaker in bed with his lover, having a go at the sun for rudely intruding through windows and curtains. Donne's aubade has all the classic elements - wit, wordplay and warmth.

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    Analysis of Poem "The Sun Rising" by John Donne

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • In depth analysis of Elizabeth Bishop's timeless Sestina, a complex unrhymed poem about a grandmother and a child in the kitchen of a house. A repetitive, magical and mysterious poem.

    Analysis of Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop

    Analysis of Sestina by Elizabeth Bishop

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • We Real Cool packs quite a punch despite being a lean poem. Written from experience of teenagers in a pool hall, Gwendolyn Brooks combines slick diction with an unusual poetic form, creating rebels.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Young is Anne Sexton's early look back to her own adolescence, a time when her relationship with parents and the wider world was changing. Between childhood and adulthood; figuratively imagined.

    Analysis of Poem "Young" by Anne Sexton

    Analysis of Poem "Young" by Anne Sexton

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • "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,...

    Frankenstein: The True Monster

    Frankenstein: The True Monster

    by Anna Marie13

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H.Auden

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Hart Crane's last poem, The Broken Tower, written in Mexico, is full of symbolism, metaphor and vivid imagery in a musical lyric. The poet imagines the struggle between inner turmoil and creativity.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • When Marie Howe's young brother died of AIDS complications, she wrote What the Living Do as a life-affirming poem. Despite the trivial day-to-day things we do, wanting more life, remembrance is vital.

    Analysis of "What the Living Do" by Marie Howe

    Analysis of "What the Living Do" by Marie Howe

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Romanticism is one of the most influential movements in art, philosophy and literature. Discover who the Romantic Poets and Philosophers were and why they had such an impact on the world we know today.

    Characteristics of Romanticism in English Literature

    Characteristics of Romanticism in English Literature

    by Lisa McKnight10

  • We've all heard quotes from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, but have you ever stopped to wonder what they mean? Here are 10 life lessons from Alice in Wonderland.

    10 Life Lessons From Alice in Wonderland

    10 Life Lessons From Alice in Wonderland

    by Tawnya13

  • Listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson poetry, and explore the meanings behind works such as "The Amulet" and "The Fable".

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems

    Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems

    by KarenTBTEN7

  • Romantic poet John Keats wrote this sensuous, pastoral ode knowing he was closer to death than at any time in his young life. To Autumn is bursting with rich natural imagery - full analysis.

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    Analysis of Poem " To Autumn " by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Did Shakespeare invent new words for the English language? Did he coin new phrases which lasted into modern English? Many estimates floating around the internet claim that Shakespeare created as many as 20000 new words, which seems highly improbable. Other estimates, like 1000 to 2000 words, may be closer to the truth but still an exaggeration even for the greatest writer of English . This page explores why these figures may be more legend than fact by using historical and literary analysis.

    Did Shakespeare Invent and Make up English Words and Phrases?

    Did Shakespeare Invent and Make up English Words and Phrases?

    by Ryan Buda6

  • Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekykll and Mr. Hyde" presents the theme of divided self while offering insight into Victorian England. Jekyll’s personal battle with his inner demons creates a literal division of self that would have been empathized by society of the period. There were many contributing factors to this division of society and personality. The rise of the Industrial age provided both economic wealth and poverty. The battle between the social classes

    Divided Self Theme in Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

    Divided Self Theme in Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

    by Nancy Snyder2

  • The Trees is a poem that reflects Larkin's love of spring and his fascination with natural cycles of renewal. Subtle rhythm and rhyme capture the mysterious growth of leaves, mortality, a tree's age.

    Analysis of Poem "The Trees" by Philip Larkin

    Analysis of Poem "The Trees" by Philip Larkin

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Charles Bukowski was a prolific writer who produced a lot of poetry books in his lifetime (there are over sixty books currently in publication at the last count). It wasn't easy to choose, but here are what I believe to be the 5 best Charles Bukowski poetry books.

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    The 5 Best Charles Bukowski Poetry Books

    by Paul Goodman13

  • The speaker in Frost's "A Prayer in Spring" is saying an uncomplicated prayer focusing on love and gratitude that is traditionally on display during the season of Thanksgiving.

    Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"

    Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    Plot Summary of A Scandal in Bohemia

    Plot Summary of A Scandal in Bohemia

    by Colin Quartermain3

  • Fenrir, Loki's son, is prophesied to cause great harm to Asgard, and grows dangerously fast. This story is considered to be one of the important, if somewhat minor, tales in Norse Mythology.

    Norse Mythology: The Fenris-Wolf

    Norse Mythology: The Fenris-Wolf

    by Jackie S2

  • This poem, from Songs Of Experience, is about the suppression of anger in our relationships. Is it wise to bottle it up until it bursts out uncontrollably? Or is it better to let it out?

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    Analysis of Poem "A Poison Tree" by William Blake

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of Poem Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey1

  • Fitzgerald wrote many short stories before publishing his finest novel, The Great Gatsby. Out of his collections of short stories, “The Rich Boy” (1926) is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best pieces. Today the tale might be called a short...

    "The Rich Boy," a Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    "The Rich Boy," a Short Story by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    by Tracy6

  • The Journey is a metaphorical poem about the need to challenge and move on and upwards. How to ignore those negative voices, leave the dark house behind and progress into the light.

    Analysis of Poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver

    Analysis of Poem "The Journey" by Mary Oliver

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The word epic has been derived a Greek word epikos, which means a word, song or speech. An epic is well-defined as a long story in verse dwelling upon an important theme in a most elegant style and language.

    The Epic: Definition, Types & Characteristics

    The Epic: Definition, Types & Characteristics

    by Muhammad Rafiq30

  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are two of the most famous characters from English Literature. The detective and his companion would feature is 60 stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Plot Summary of A Study in Scarlet

    Plot Summary of A Study in Scarlet

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • What is the oldest story ever written? - The Epic of Gilgamesh was written over 4,000 years ago on cuneiform clay tablets. It recounts a king's quest to overcome death, and the original story of the Great Flood.

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    What Is the Oldest Story Ever Written?

    by Thomas Swan27

  • Former poet laureate Rita Dove offers a unique three-pronged expression of the mind and vision of an adolescent girl in her "Adolescence" poems.

    Rita Dove's "Adolescence I, II, III"

    Rita Dove's "Adolescence I, II, III"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • W.H. Auden's The Unknown Citizen is an ironic take on the Unknown Soldier, whose monument represents all those anonymous victims of war. It praises and mocks a model citizen. Who is free and happy?

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    Analysis of Poem "The Unknown Citizen" by W.H. Auden

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Still I Rise is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. A defiant, hopeful and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle and gives food for thought.

    Analysis of Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of Poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • One Art is a traditional villanelle, a form which contrasts nicely with Bishop's casual language and her observations on the art of losing. Ever lost your keys, a watch, a house, a country?

    Analysis of Poem "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

    Analysis of Poem "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

    Analysis of Poem After Apple-Picking by Robert Frost

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • I loved the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and found many funny, insightful, and inspirational quotes while reading, which I share with you here (with page numbers).

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    The Kite Runner: Best Quotes with Page Numbers

    by onlyahorizon12

  • When closely analyzed, many characters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland exhibit mental illnesses. Was this a conscious decision? If so, why did Carroll do this? Continue reading to find out!

    Mental Illness in Alice in Wonderland

    Mental Illness in Alice in Wonderland

    by Molly Stroud0

  • NOTE: I'm new to this kind of writing. I haven't read much critical essays/analyses in my existence. This is the first time that I penned a critical analysis for a book, and a critically-acclaimed book at that time for that matter, so please bear...

    Critical Analysis for Sula by Toni Morrison

    Critical Analysis for Sula by Toni Morrison

    by annerie hernandez4

  • William Shakespeare. Called the greatest writer of the English language that there has ever been, but slated by critics in his own time. Twelve facts that you might not have known about Shakespeare.

    12 Facts About William Shakespeare

    12 Facts About William Shakespeare

    by Artois5213

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