Fyodor Dostoyevsky

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was born in 1821 at a Moscow hospital where his father was employed as a doctor. The family was poor, but their descent from 17th-century nobility entitled them to own land and serfs. Dostoyevsky’s mother, Maria, was loving and religious; his father, Mikhail, tended toward alcoholism and violence, and his

Poem: The Good Morrow

good morrow lecture sheet

Poem: The Good Morrow Writer: John Donne (1572 –1631) —————————– John Donne’s poem “The Good-Morrow” is part of his Songs and Sonnets published in 1633, and although he called this a sonnet, the poem is 21 lines long rather than 14 and is a mix of iambic pentameter (5 lines of unstressed/stressed syllables) and iambic

Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day

sonnet 18

Poem: Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Writer: William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) —————————– “Sonnet 18” is one of the best-known 154 sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Sonnet 18 is a typical English or Shakespearean sonnet, having 14 lines of iambic pentameter:

Figures of speech in literature- Introduction to Poetry

List of figures of speech in literature- Introduction to Poetry —————————————————– Simile- I wandered lonely as a cloud, as the stars (I wandered lonely as a cloud) Metaphor- rose, temperate (sonnet 18) | I will drink life to the lees (Ulysses) Conceit- Comparison between unaware lovers and breast-feeding baby, seven sleepers’ den, with real world,

What is a Sonnet

What is a Sonnet? Ans: A sonnet is a lyrical poem. It contains 14 lines. Its meter is iambic pentameter. A sonnet usually has a special arrangement of rhymes.

What is phonetics? Discuss the branches of phonetics

Answer: Phonetics is a level of linguistics that scientifically analyzes, studies and interprets the physical, psychological and physiological aspects of speech sounds. It deals with three main interrelated yet distinct factors of speech sounds. These are the production, description, and representation of speech sounds. Speech sounds are produced by a pulmonic aggressive air stream mechanism

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Introduction to E. M. Forster E. M. Forster was born in 1879 and died in 1970, his life spanning almost an entire century. His father died when he was an infant, and his mother moved with him to Hertfordshire, where he spent some unforgettable days of his childhood. He studied at Tonbridge public school from