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  • 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

  • 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

  • Sara grew up with an embarrassingly eccentric grandmother named Mags and her hippie friends. But death brings Sara back to a small town to learn about the woman she hardly knew and her lost love.

    The Hideaway Book Discussion and Recipe

    The Hideaway Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch0

  • 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

  • American author Annie Dillard's 1974 book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing" is all about the way people see the world. This essay offers a unique interpretation of Dillard's ideas about vision and reality. Sometimes imagination can be the opposition to happiness when reality becomes blurred by perceptual values of the extreme: light and dark. This essay is how I explain Dillard views how the mind and the sense of sight interact, therefore what that means to us.

    Literary Analysis and Viewpoint of Annie Dillard's Book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing"

    Literary Analysis and Viewpoint of Annie Dillard's Book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Chapter 2: "Seeing"

    by Bridget A Brimer2

  • Painful yet hilarious, this book is one of the most brutally honest and necessary books of our time, about mental disorders, hope, and humor, even when you sometimes have to ride the spiral downward.

    Turtles All the Way Down Book Discussion and Recipe

    Turtles All the Way Down Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch1

  • 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 koyndotph120

  • An all-encompassing list of 101 (plus a few) books set in France, to read if you're planning a holiday, remembering one, or just because you want to. All tastes provided for!

    The Best Books Set in France

    The Best Books Set in France

    by SheilaMilne7

  • Discusses the element of estates satire in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Provides information and examples for each of the three estates.

    Canterbury Tales as an Estates Satire

    Canterbury Tales as an Estates Satire

    by Anaya M. Baker3

  • "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is intended to share leadership lessons from the U.S. Navy Seals to the general public. What are the pros and cons of this book?

    Book Review: 'Extreme Ownership'

    Book Review: 'Extreme Ownership'

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • Shelley's "On Death" consists of five sestet stanzas that offer the speaker's response to a quotation from Ecclesiastes.

    Percy Bysshe Shelley's "On Death"

    Percy Bysshe Shelley's "On Death"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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 Buda3

  • Celtic mythology is rich with symbolism of life, death and rebirth, replete with the magic of nature and the ancient world. This article outlines some of the most famous stories from Celtic mythology, in Celtic Ireland and Britain.

    Celtic Mythology: Myths of the Ancient World

    Celtic Mythology: Myths of the Ancient World

    by Marie McKeown10

  • 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 Walker14

  • 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 first sonnet concentrates on beauty and the need to keep procreating by those who are blessed with good looks. Aimed at the Fair Youth, it entreaties him to marry and have children before he dies.

    Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" laments the loss of religious faith during a time of progress in science and industry.

    Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"

    Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Kim Addonizio's poem is sharp and provocative and concentrates on a red dress, a metaphor for independence and feminine expression. In simple, direct language What Do Women Want? conveys a hard truth.

    Analysis of Poem "What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

    Analysis of Poem "What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” was written as a fictional play, but the characters and situations of the play offer keen observations of 16th century life. Desire is an emotion experienced by all people. Shakespeare presents the desires of the multiple characters in “Twelfth Night” to emphasize the societal limitations of the characters according to gender, social class, and birthright.

    Theme of Desire in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

    Theme of Desire in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

    by Nancy Snyder5

  • The speaker in Walter de la Mare’s "Silver" dramatizes the silvering of things as they appear without the sunlight. Sunlight is gold; moonlight is silver.

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    Walter de la Mare’s "Silver"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet by romantic John Keats. The speaker is fearful of the nothingness that awaits him before he's had time to fulfil his potential as a poet and lover and gain fame. Iambic pentameter dominates. Full end rhyme, metaphor and other literary devices.

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey4

  • William Shakespeare's Sonnet #2 has a procreation theme, the speaker urging the mysterious 'fair youth' to have children, thus sustaining his beauty, before he gets too old and tattered.

    Analysis of Sonnet 2 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 2 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Character analysis is an important part of any college freshman or sophomore literature class. But they aren't always the easiest things to do. Take some advice from an English teacher, and you'll be writing those character analyses in no time!

    How to Analyze Characters in Literature

    How to Analyze Characters in Literature

    by Katherine Sanger13

  • Writers have been using pen names for centuries but we readers sometimes forget that. You may be surprised at which famous authors use pen names and why.

    Pen Names for Famous Authors

    Pen Names for Famous Authors

    by Lisa9

  • 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

  • The world was introduced to Sherlock Holmes in "A Study in Scarlet", three years later Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would reprise the character with "The Sign of Four".

    Plot Summary of The Sign of Four

    Plot Summary of The Sign of Four

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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 MacPharlain22

  • 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 Stroud1

  • 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 Singh2

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peppered with wonderfully dry wit, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is about accepting life’s unforseen ambushes, and will be an exceptional delight for readers who’ve dreamed of choosing which books to sell in a bookstore.

    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Book Discussion and Recipe

    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Book Discussion and Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch1

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery is one of the early stories about Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is a tale of murder where the police arrest the wrong person.

    Plot Summary of The Boscombe Valley Mystery

    Plot Summary of The Boscombe Valley Mystery

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning's speaker dramatizes the difference between her early fantasy world and the world of reality as now represented by her belovèd.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 26

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 26

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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.

    10 Books Over 1000 Pages to Read

    10 Books Over 1000 Pages to Read

    by Lisa13

  • A man sits eating poetry in a library. He's never been happier. The librarian is concerned. Why is that man consuming verse? And much worse, he's now turning into a dog and licking her hand. Surreal.

    Analysis of Poem "Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand

    Analysis of Poem "Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • maggie and milly and molly and may is a short poem from e.e.cummings that is greater than the sum of its parts. Full of varied rhythm and rhyme, it tells the story of four girls who go down to the beach, each one relating to an object or creature they discover. Experimental and entertaining.

    Analysis of Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" by e.e.cummings

    Analysis of Poem "maggie and milly and molly and may" by e.e.cummings

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The book "Animal Farm" is a timeless work of literature written by George Orwell. I wish to share some personal thoughts on the book and how it connects with our society.

    Animal Farm- A Book Report

    Animal Farm- A Book Report

    by Christine0

  • The world of literature is filled with horrid descriptions, and T. S. Eliot has contributed some of the most horrid. The mind of the Eliot observer, however, is most often the locus of the horror.

    T. S. Eliot's "Preludes"

    T. S. Eliot's "Preludes"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Hawk Roosting is a powerful poem that focuses on a hawk as it sits overlooking its domain. Ted Hughes gives the hawk a human mind, personifies it, and explores the raptor's reason for existence. Contains raw and savage language. Some think the theme is political dominance, the hawk being a fascist.

    Analysis of the Poem

    Analysis of the Poem "Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Alluding to the Genesis concept of the image of God, the speaker parallels the Eastern spiritual tradition of pantheism to dramatize the full truth of that venerable concept.

    William Butler Yeats' "The Indian upon God"

    William Butler Yeats' "The Indian upon God"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • The "rags to riches" stories that Horatio Alger Jr. wrote in the late nineteenth century helped the population of the United States believe the myth that anyone could work hard and become rich, a "self made man". His readers ignored the moral...

    Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream

    Horatio Alger: The Myth of the American Dream

    by ChemKnitsBlog25

  • Erotic fantasy or religious experience? Emily Dickinson was known as the virgin recluse but Wild Nights suggests that her passions ran deep and her yearnings for release were genuine enough. A poem about a liaison with God or a relationship with someone she knew? Ambiguous and metaphorical.

    Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson

    Analysis of Poem Wild Nights by Emily Dickinson

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sonnet 15 is one of the procreation sonnets written for the fair youth. Shakespeare uses metaphor alongside personification to create the theme of time versus decay, declaring that time will take youthful looks away but the sonnet will renew it. Mostly iambic pentameter but with trochee and spondee

    Analysis of Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare

    Analysis of Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • Poetic Form can be understood as the physical structure of the poem: the length of lines, their rhythms, their system of rhymes and repetition.

    Poetic Forms in English Literature

    Poetic Forms in English Literature

    by Devendri Gore7

  • Isobel Dixon's Plenty is a poem that contrasts childhood past and adult present; relative poverty with that of comfort and plenty. Central to the theme is the mother, struggling to cope. Simile, hyperbole, assonance and other devices all help make this a moving poem about family memories and love.

    Analysis of Poem Plenty by Isobel Dixon

    Analysis of Poem Plenty by Isobel Dixon

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the famous "Mary Poppins" movie. The Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks" offers a semifictionalized look at the life of P. L. Travers.

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    by Linda Crampton34

  • Seamus Heaney's Follower is a poem about his father, a man who worked the land. With full and slant rhyme, assonance and alliteration, it works its magic on the reader as the horses plough the furrow.

    Analysis of Poem "Follower" by Seamus Heaney

    Analysis of Poem "Follower" by Seamus Heaney

    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

  • 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

  • the epic of Beowulf cannot be complete without analyzing Beowulf's Death. this page will examine Beowulf's death. Its purpose is to answer the questions: How did Beowulf die? Why did Beowulf die?

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    The Death of Beowulf: Why and How Did Beowulf Die

    by Ryan Buda2

  • The sound of camp gear clanging as the horses thunder along becomes a melancholy image that pulls together this ballad as it sadly concludes in heartache.

    Henry Lawson's

    Henry Lawson's "The Ballad of the Drover"

    by Linda Sue Grimes4

  • 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.

    Analysis of Poem "Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

    Analysis of Poem "Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

    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 Tawnya14

  • This Room is an extended metaphor in free verse and also contains personification, onomatopeia and alliteration. The basic theme is of personal growth within change, reaching for the light and the positives when life may be dark and unpredictable.

    Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker

    Analysis of Poem This Room by Imtiaz Dharker

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The Adventure of the Final Problem was penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the the final problem faced by Sherlock Holmes. Taking down the gang of Professor Moriarty could have some deadly results.

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Final Problem

    Plot Summary of the Adventure of the Final Problem

    by Colin Quartermain2

  • Yusef Kommunyakaa's Emotional Response Surrounding the Vietnam Memorial Yusef Komunyakaa emphasizes his ethnicity at the very beginning of his poem "Facing It" in the first lines: "My black face fades,/hiding inside the black granite." In these...

    Analysis of Yusef Komunyakaa's "Facing It"

    Analysis of Yusef Komunyakaa's "Facing It"

    by Pilar Floyd36

  • This is a brief overview of the 16 major archetypes for reference if anyone is looking. These are not to be confused with the Jungian motives or character roles in a story.

    The 16 Character Archetypes

    The 16 Character Archetypes

    by Jakd3

  • A brief history of tanka, along with some of my tanka poems. Tips about poems for kids, photos, and videos are included. Written by a retired literature and writing teacher.

    Tanka: Poems for Kids - and adults

    Tanka: Poems for Kids - and adults

    by Holle Abee15

  • 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

  • You will find an abundance of articles about how to write long and short fiction, but few regarding how to read short fiction and enjoy it. Here are seven ways for you to learn to enjoy a short story.

    How to Read Very Short Fiction and Enjoy It

    How to Read Very Short Fiction and Enjoy It

    by Chris Mills29

  • The Man with the Twisted Lip is a short story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that sees another case taken on by Sherlock Holmes. The case deals with something that on the surface looks like murder.

    Plot Summary of The Man with the Twisted Lip

    Plot Summary of The Man with the Twisted Lip

    by Colin Quartermain0

  • 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,...

    Analysis of Tobias Wolff's "Hunters in the Snow"

    Analysis of Tobias Wolff's "Hunters in the Snow"

    by gclitty3

  • To hand your true love a rose is romantic. There was time when it was common place to deliver messages of endearment with roses. It is known as the language of roses.

    The Meaning of Roses

    The Meaning of Roses

    by Deborah Minter2

  • Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro is a fiction novel written in 1914, two years after the end of the Meiji era and the death of Emperor Meiji. This historical event assists Soseki in creating a contrast between tradition and modernity.

    Natsume Soseki's Kokoro Analysis

    Natsume Soseki's Kokoro Analysis

    by Brittany Kennedy5

  • Heathcliff may be painted as a black villain but Bronte, through genius storytelling, shows up the real villains in a Gothic tale teaming with thoughtless and cruel characters.

    Lockwood's Cruelty in Wuthering Heights

    Lockwood's Cruelty in Wuthering Heights

    by Athlyn Green1

  • 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

  • Is there a difference between genre and form in literature or are genre and form the same? Is fiction a genre or a form? How about poetry, romance or fantasy. Here are one writer's thoughts.

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    The Meaning of Genre in Literature

    by Chris Mills21

  • Colonial literature, written in simple and expressive style, presents history of colonial times, rules to live by according to pilgrim and Puritan ideals, and the punishment that goes along with violating those ideals. As people immigrated to America from England, they brought their religious ideals with them. These strong religious beliefs are evident in the writings of colonial American literature. Religion affected all aspects of life, and literature serves to provide evidence of the bond

    Religion in Colonial American Literature

    Religion in Colonial American Literature

    by Nancy Snyder7

  • Such keen observation, such vivid imagery together with simile and figurative language make this apparently simple poem so much more than the catching of a big fish. Elizabeth Bishop's poem, with short terse lines and evocative description, is a neat summing up of the human versus nature issue.

    Analysis of Poem "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop

    Analysis of Poem "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • Rahim Khan is a minor but important character in the dynamics of "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Although he plays a small part in the novel, his effect on the protagonist (Amir) is very prominent.

    "The Kite Runner" Analysis: Rahim Khan

    "The Kite Runner" Analysis: Rahim Khan

    by DK9

  • Many fairy tales share basic elements with classical myths. Beauty and Beast can be interpreted as Cupid and Psyche retold, but it shares basic elements with many other myths too.

    Beauty and the Beast as Retelling of Old Myth?

    Beauty and the Beast as Retelling of Old Myth?

    by Tolovaj32

  • Seamus Heaney's Mossbawn: Sunlight is a dedicatory poem to his aunt Mary who lived with the family on their farm. It evokes Heaney's childhood past and the idyllic relationship he forged with Mary but also highlights the present. Using metaphor, assonance and rich language the poem oozes love.

    Analysis of Poem

    Analysis of Poem "Mossbawn: Sunlight" by Seamus Heaney

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • The famous poet Virgil Wikimedia Commons Dido, the Phoenician Queen in Virgil's The Aeneid, is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else...

    An Analysis of Queen Dido in Virgil's "The Aeneid"

    An Analysis of Queen Dido in Virgil's "The Aeneid"

    by Pilar Floyd7

  • 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

  • Sonnet 22 finds the speaker growing ever more fanciful as she paints a haven for the loving couple whose union is strengthened by soul force.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 22

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnet 22

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Masters’ character, Johnnie Sayre, speaks to the Divine Belovèd, remembering the excruciating pain that resulted in his death, finding grace in his early demise.

    Edgar Lee Masters'

    Edgar Lee Masters' "Johnnie Sayre"

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • Forgetfulness, from Billy Collins, focuses on the gradual loss of memory all humans experience from time to time but especially in old age. Using personification and metaphor amongst other figurative devices, this poem builds up examples of forgetfulness with wit and charm and a comic element.

    Analysis of Poem Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

    Analysis of Poem Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • India has a number of novelists who write in English.The celebrated contemporary authors are Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, Aravind Adiga, Anita Nair, Chetan Bagat, and Jeet Thayyil.

    Top 10 Famous  Indian English Novelists

    Top 10 Famous Indian English Novelists

    by Kumar Paral0

  • Dylan Thomas created a speaker to beg his father to rail against death in "Do Not Go Gentle"; in this poem, the poet's speaker dramatizes the truth that death cannot conquer the soul.

    Dylan Thomas'

    Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • 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

  • Musashi Miyamoto is a Samurai(Ronin) who knows no equal. A master of swordsmanship among various other weapons, he lived life by his own laws. Nearing the end of his life Musashi wrote two masterpieces, containing all his wisdom and years. The Dokkodo and Go Rin No Sho. The Dokkodo is an interesting read as it..

    Miyamoto Musashi's Dokkōdō: A Ronin's 21 Laws of Life

    Miyamoto Musashi's Dokkōdō: A Ronin's 21 Laws of Life

    by Morgue8

  • 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

  • A suffering speaker talks with his Beloved Creator, as he prayerfully contemplates his mortality and immortality.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet I

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet I

    by Linda Sue Grimes2

  • 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

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