AcademiaSTEMSocial SciencesHumanitiesAgriculture & Farming

Literature

Write for Us
  • The speaker in Galway Kinnell's "Blackberry Eating" compares the experience of eating blackberries to that of pronouncing his favorite words.

    Galway Kinnell's "Blackberry Eating"

    Galway Kinnell's "Blackberry Eating"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Sherlock Holmes stories have entertained the general public for over 100 years. Silver Blaze is a short Sherlock Holmes stories that deals with murder and a missing racehorse.

    Plot Summary of Silver Blaze

    Plot Summary of Silver Blaze

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen" portrays a pathetic character whose life has been stifled by "the State," yet who, ironically, does not seem to realize his lot in life.

    W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen"

    W. H. Auden's "The Unknown Citizen"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Learn Joanna Gaines' secrets to overcoming hard life lessons in this encouraging story about Magnolia, filled with the wisdom and humor of Chip and Joanna Gaines.

    The Magnolia Story Book Review and Recipe

    The Magnolia Story Book Review and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch0

  • This hub takes a look into the symbolism of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A Raisin in the Sun. There is a lot of symbolism in the play, which is a testament to Lorraine Hansberry's skill as a playwright.

    Symbolism in A Raisin in the Sun

    Symbolism in A Raisin in the Sun

    by professorcoban3

  • 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 Spacey2

  • Three tales of giants from Celtic Cornwall, from English fairy tales and legends.

    The Giants of Cornwall

    The Giants of Cornwall

    by James Slaven0

  • 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

    Robert Frost's "A Prayer in Spring"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Since the 1960s, in Western culture, "duty" has been a dirty word. It smacks of kowtowing to authority, not being allowed to "do your own thing"; it cramps your style.

    William Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty"

    William Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • 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

  • Eve Merriam's neat little poem "How to Eat a Poem" is aimed at children but is wholesome enough for adults too. She encourages the reader to open up and taste the poetic experience.

    Analysis of "How to Eat a Poem" by Eve Merriam

    Analysis of "How to Eat a Poem" by Eve Merriam

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Adult ignorance of a child's literal mind often causes children to lose self-esteem. Adults become entangled in their metaphors and do not realize that those metaphors need to be interpreted.

    Langston Hughes' Essay,

    Langston Hughes' Essay, "Salvation"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Author and longtime English teacher J. J. Murray defines irony, describes the seven main types, and gives literary and modern life examples.

    Irony: Definition, Types, and Examples

    Irony: Definition, Types, and Examples

    by JJ Murray0

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald with only daughter, "Scottie." www.google.com Born to the most famous and celebrated couple of the 20th century, during the Jazz Age, an era that her father named himself, Frances Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1921 in St. Paul,...

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald  1921-1986

    Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald 1921-1986

    by Suzette Walker13

  • Michael starts off the prologue in his book by explaining his purpose in writing it.  It was definitely not meant to be another slant on Leigh Anne Tuohy’s book In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving or Michael Lewis’ book...

    Book Review:

    Book Review: "I Beat the Odds" by Michael Oher

    by BooksGalore3

  • The speaker in Barrett Browning's Sonnet 14 insists that her paramour love her only for the sake of love and not for any qualities that she possesses, such as her smile or the way she speaks.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 14

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 14

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • In The Real Thing, written by Henry James, artifice, regarding art, is a glorified representation of reality and, therefore, possesses a greater quality of realism to it than reality itself. James, here, alludes to the factor of malleability in many separate occasions throughout the piece. Perhaps this quality is more important than a certain graceful stagnancy which permeates this short story. It can be thought, also, that perhaps James uses his own writing to portray this view of artifice vers

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    Book Discussion: The Real Thing by Henry James

    by Epsilon51

  • An analysis of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave and the anti-slavery narrative within the novel. Aphra Behn (1640-1689) wrote the novel Oroonoko in 1688 and based it on her trip to what many researchers believe is Surinam...

    Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave Analysis and Summary

    Aphra Behn's Oroonoko: The Royal Slave Analysis and Summary

    by Brittany Kennedy4

  • The novel Noli Me Tangere contains 63 chapters and epilogue. It begins with a reception given by Capitan Tiago (Santiago de los Santos) at his house in Calle Analogue (now Juan Luna Street) on the last day of October. The reception or dinner is...

    Life and Works of Rizal: Synopsis of

    Life and Works of Rizal: Synopsis of "Noli Me Tangere"

    by koyndotph119

  • Wordsworth stated that his daughter suggested this poem to him "after her death." The poem's mystic musing reveals the speaker's soul yearning.

    William Wordsworth's "Surprised by Joy"

    William Wordsworth's "Surprised by Joy"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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

  • Descriptions of the Canterbury Tales characters, provided by a retired British Literature teacher.

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    Canterbury Tales Characters

    by Holle Abee28

  • Discover the masterful story telling in Jules Verne's classic, The Mysterious Island. This review also covers the parallels and differences between the book and the hit television series, LOST.

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    Book Review: The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne

    by MacPharlain20

  • Phillis Wheatley was influenced by Greek and Roman classical literature, as well as by early 18th century British poets, who were also influenced by that same literature.

    Phillis Wheatley's "An Hymn to the Morning"

    Phillis Wheatley's "An Hymn to the Morning"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • The concept of escapism is a strong theme in Tennessee Williams’s play The Glass Menagerie. Amanda, Laura, and Tom Wingfield all seek to escape the dull and depressing reality of their situation. They engage in escapism by retreating into their own fantasies which push them farther apart. The play uses their desire to escape reality to emphasize the role of the 1940s as an exciting escape from the 1930s.

    The Theme of Escapism in

    The Theme of Escapism in "The Glass Menagerie": How Tom Wingfield Uses Poetry and the Movies

    by Adam Kullman2

  • The tragedy of Hamlet delves on life, love and tyranny. All the major protagonists and antagonists in the play die in the end. In the process, they all redeemed themselves by dying...

    Analysis of Hamlet's Death

    Analysis of Hamlet's Death

    by Gwendolyn Sheys10

  • 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

  • William Shakespeare wrote 'The Tempest' in around 1610. I interpret this play as a metaphor on colonisation. The story, which tells of a usurped duke and the shipwreck he arranges in order to to exact retribution, includes a number of themes: conflict and resolution; love and romance; nature and nurture; illusion and reality; vengeance and repentance; power and the abuse of power; colonisation and ‘otherness‘. Colonisation and otherness are a particularly interesting aspect of this Shakespeare p

    Shakespeare's Presentation of Colonialism in ‘The Tempest' - Theme Analysis

    Shakespeare's Presentation of Colonialism in ‘The Tempest' - Theme Analysis

    by Tricia Mason9

  • This article explores the arguments for and against the idea that Charles Bukowski was a misogynist. It includes an assessment of Bukowski's background, criticism of his novel, Women, and the infamous kicking incident filmed during a Barbet Schroeder interview.

    Was Charles Bukowski a Misogynist?

    Was Charles Bukowski a Misogynist?

    by Paul Goodman14

  •             Divine inspiration, trip planning, and social advice are some of the gifts Athena gives to young Telemachus and his father. The first five books of the ancient epic poem, the Odyssey, includethe story of brave Telemachus, son of...

    The Odyssey: Athena's Assistance

    The Odyssey: Athena's Assistance

    by dsegal9001

  • In "Alone", the speaker repeats the message that as humans we need each other if we're to make it through life. Nobody can make it alone. The soul needs to share with and care for others.

    Analysis of "Alone" by Maya Angelou

    Analysis of "Alone" by Maya Angelou

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan is a major figure of the narrative. The poem’s intense focus on his temperament presents a psychological profile of someone with a conflictive personality. Among his fellow fallen angels, he is a...

    Sympathy for the Devil: An Analysis of Satan in Paradise Lost

    Sympathy for the Devil: An Analysis of Satan in Paradise Lost

    by Charles Reis1

  • 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

  • Public Domain My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with...

    Meter, Rhyme, and Rhythm Patterns in "After Apple Picking"

    Meter, Rhyme, and Rhythm Patterns in "After Apple Picking"

    by Schatzie Speaks11

  • 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

  • Marge Piercy's feminist poem belittles the stereotype of the perfect woman, suggesting that the patterns of behavior and body image touted by society cause little girls to kill themselves . . .

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop" dramatically portrays a bundle of anger, authority, rage, and racism. The importance of the speaker weighs more heavily than the actual characters in the poem.

    Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop"

    Sterling A. Brown's "Southern Cop"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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

  • Country Lovers (1975) is a story of forbidden love between a black woman—Thebedi and Paulus, the son of her white masters. It was a story of a love that bore out of childhood romance that blossomed to adulthood until the harmless flirtation lead to sexual curiosity.This essay uses a historical approach in criticizing and analyzing the theme of the story.

    "Country Lovers" by Nadine Gordimer, an Analysis

    "Country Lovers" by Nadine Gordimer, an Analysis

    by lee custodio6

  • Dystopian stories with short summaries and links for easy reading. For all fans of dystopian fiction.

    Dystopian Short Stories

    Dystopian Short Stories

    by Howard Allen2

  • Successful writers have come from all walks of life. Some writers such as Mark Twain, never attended college, while others, including Jack Kerouac and Jack London, dropped out of their academic studies for a variety of reasons.

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    Famous Writers Who Dropped Out of College

    by Harry Nielsen7

  • 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

  • Ernst Junger's memoir Storm of Steel provides amazing insight into the daily life of the soldier in World War One, and teaches a modern audience about the war and the lives of those who fought it.

    Storm of Steel Book Review

    Storm of Steel Book Review

    by Daniel White2

  • Poe's "The Sleeper" takes as its subject a beautiful woman in death, the subject that Poe claimed in his essay, "The Philosophy of Composition," to be the most poetic.

    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Sleeper"

    Edgar Allan Poe's "The Sleeper"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Aphra Behn’s “The Disappointment” represents the female role in a patriarchal society. The poem offers a scandalous tale presented in a charming and traditionally poetic way. Behn’s ideal of improved status of women is clearly reflected in this poem of love, sex, and power. Behn uses traditional poetic language and form to capture the modern hope of equality for women.

    Poetic Feminism in Aphra Behn's 17th Century Poem “The Disappointment”

    Poetic Feminism in Aphra Behn's 17th Century Poem “The Disappointment”

    by Nancy Snyder1

NEW
  • Providing food to millions of young men in battlefield conditions was a daunting task; little wonder that the meals were often close to inedible.

    Feeding Great War Soldiers

    Feeding Great War Soldiers

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • Andromeda Chained to the Rocks A damsel in distress has been seen throughout history as a common archetype in myth. A damsel refers to a young woman, and a damsel in distress is almost always a woman who is physically attractive; this is of course...

    Mythology and Archetypes: "A Damsel in Distress"

    Mythology and Archetypes: "A Damsel in Distress"

    by dsegal9004

  • 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.

    Seamus Heaney's "Storm on the Island"

    Seamus Heaney's "Storm on the Island"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • This article analyses the text Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. This includes an analysis of the effect of the setting, the issue of female and religious oppression, archetypes, etc.

    An Analysis of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    An Analysis of Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    by Simran Singh0

  • 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

  • Breaking Out is a free verse poem about a girl who longs to escape the abuse from her parents. Serious issues are brought to light in Marge Piercy's poem, freedom and human rights being just two.

    Analysis of Poem "Breaking Out" by Marge Piercy

    Analysis of Poem "Breaking Out" by Marge Piercy

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The House of Seven Gables is the title of a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is also a place in Salem, Massachusetts that can be visited and admired. Learn about the real house and the fictional one.

    The House of Seven Gables

    The House of Seven Gables

    by Harry Nielsen1

  • 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 Chisnall35

  • Any writer can relate to Anne Bradstreet's trepidation as she releases her writings (as dear to her as her children) to the world. This close reading of "The Author to Her Book" examines the poetic devices Bradstreet uses to develop her extended metaphor.

    Anne Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book": A Close Reading

    Anne Bradstreet's "The Author to Her Book": A Close Reading

    by Brittany Rowland3

  • 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.

    10 of the Best Authors in Literature

    10 of the Best Authors in Literature

    by Matt Zamudio3

  • 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

  • The theme of Countee Cullen's "The Wise" ironically dramatizes the notion that in death one becomes immune to the trammels of earthly duality.

    Countee Cullen's "The Wise"

    Countee Cullen's "The Wise"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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

  • 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

  • A definition for what is style in English Literature and why it is important. This article also provides quotes from authors about style in literature and information about the basic elements of literary style.

    What Is Style in English Literature?

    What Is Style in English Literature?

    by Lisa7

  • Hiring editors and proofreaders is expensive, and justly so. But what if you don’t have the bucks to hire them? How can you best review and improve your manuscript without them, even if self editing?

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    How to Self Edit Your Book (Even Though You Shouldn't)

    by Heidi Thorne26

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "A Blessing" by James Wright

    Analysis of Poem "A Blessing" by James Wright

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman immerses us into the psyche of a young wife and mother who is powerless in her peril in which no one understands. The Yellow Wallpaper is a first person view of what insanity and disconnection can look like. From...

    Psychoanalytical Critique of The Yellow Wallpaper

    Psychoanalytical Critique of The Yellow Wallpaper

    by AnastasiaO1

  • An analysis of the poetry of Irish Nationalist William Butler Yeats in the context of the Decadent Movement of art and literature in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

    William Butler Yeats and the Decadent Movement

    William Butler Yeats and the Decadent Movement

    by Nicole Quaste10

  • An analysis of various characters from Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer with an emphasis on Andy Harris. Analysis of Responsibility in Into Thin Air with video and maps of Mt. Everest.

    Analysis of Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

    Analysis of Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

    by Laura Writes4

  • A classic fairy tale takes on a whole new perspective in Anne Sexton’s poem Cinderella. Sexton’s perspective on the acclaimed childhood story is fairly different than what popular culture and the media wishes to present.

    Analysis of Anne Sexton's Cinderella

    Analysis of Anne Sexton's Cinderella

    by LaniseBrown6

  • In this article I’ll be introducing a brief overview of the concept of the Grotesque in literature. By the end of this article, you should be able to recognize what qualities make something grotesque.

    The Grotesque: A Brief Overview of the Literary Term

    The Grotesque: A Brief Overview of the Literary Term

    by Grinning Gremlin7

  • Hassan is an important character within the novel "The Kite Runner" and below is the general outline of his character. Being the loyal friend of Amir (the protagonist and narrator of the story), and having powerful history with his family, he is...

    The Kite Runner Analysis: Hassan

    The Kite Runner Analysis: Hassan

    by DK4

  • 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

  • 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

  • Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.

    Ernest Hemingway - an American Literary Giant

    Ernest Hemingway - an American Literary Giant

    by Wesman Todd Shaw19

  • 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

  • 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 wayseeker29

  • According to yogic teachings, he Blessèd Creator has become many souls that reside in many hearts and minds. Each heart's highest duty is to realize its own divine nature.

    Paramahansa Yogananda's "Too Near"

    Paramahansa Yogananda's "Too Near"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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

  • 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 Tawnya12

  • 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

  • The famous Philippine fable, Ibong Adarna in English and Filipino / Tagalog versions are here. If you're looking for the summary and the characters, I've included them, too. I love this mythical story! Cheers for fairytale lovers!

    Ibong Adarna: Summary English and Tagalog Versions

    Ibong Adarna: Summary English and Tagalog Versions

    by twentyfive90

  • The speaker in Frost's "Mending Wall" is a provocateur, questioning the wall's purpose, chiding his neighbor about it, yet he seems to be the one more concerned about its repair.

    Robert Frost's

    Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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 onlyahorizon11

  • The speaker is becoming habituated to listening to her beloved tell her," I love you." Thus she is instructing him to tell her repeatedly those beautiful words.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 21

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 21

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Sexton's sarcastic tone relies on the use of simile, symbolism, and hyperbole to relate the anonymous narrator's feelings through constant interjections within the context. The subject, Cinderella, is represented as a, naïve, out of touch; spoiled brat. In the poem, the speaker relates that Cinderella sleeps on a "sooty hearth," and "walked around looking like Al Jolson" (32). At first, the reader might feel sorry for her, but the reality is that she made her bed by choosing to believe in fairyt

    "Cinderella" by Anne Sexton (A Review)

    "Cinderella" by Anne Sexton (A Review)

    by Joe Friedman3

  • 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

  • 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?

    Sylvia Plath: Her Life and Importance to American Literature and History

    Sylvia Plath: Her Life and Importance to American Literature and History

    by DIMIR10

  • 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..."

    Analysing William Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

    Analysing William Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

    by Monami0

  • In A. E. Housman's "When I was one-and-twenty," the speaker at age twenty-two reports the truth of sage advice he received at age twenty-one about falling in love.

    A. E. Housman's

    A. E. Housman's "When I was one-and-twenty"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • Ok, the wet shirt scene made women swoon, but that's not the only reason. What makes this man the heartthrob of millions of women and the grudging hero of the many men whose significant other made them watch or read it? Could it be that the...

    Why Women Love Mr. Darcy

    Why Women Love Mr. Darcy

    by Winsome40

  • Mrs. Charles Bliss is lamenting her marriage, but even more strongly she is lamenting the advice offered her and her husband early on by a clergyman and a judge.

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Mrs. Charles Bliss"

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Mrs. Charles Bliss"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • When reading The Silken Tent by Robert Frost, a warm, fuzzy feeling known as love penetrates the senses through not only the diction the narrator uses, but also the figures of speech, tone, metaphors (whether or not implied), symbolism , and the...

    Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    Love Is ... a Silken Tent?

    by Rafini10

  • The Lost Woman is an elegy and focuses on grief, family love and a daughter's loss. But there is also mystery and tension. The death of a mother is never easy to handle. Subtle and powerful poem.

    Analysis of Poem "The Lost Woman" by Patricia Beer

    Analysis of Poem "The Lost Woman" by Patricia Beer

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Pablo Neruda was a great poet. Did you read his poetry? Here is a list of 5 most famous Neruda’s poems you will enjoy reading.

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    5 Most Famous Poems by Pablo Neruda

    by Marina Puzic0

Loading
working