My Last Duchess

Critical Appreciation of My Last Duchess by Robert Browing. “My Last Duchess” is the first poem of the volume Dramatic Lyrics that was published in 1842 by the title “Italy”. Seven years later, the title was changed to “My Last Duchess” in 1849. The poem is based on a historical Italian nobleman, Alfonso II who […]

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Do you want to read one of the finest works of Romantic poet Willam Wordsworth? Read the poem “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud”, a beautiful specimen of the romantic poetry. It is a record of the poet’s happy moments that happened in 1802 and the poem was written after two years, in 1804. It […]

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Gray has written one of his career-best poems “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” between 1746 and 1750. It is an elegy. Though the poem is written to mourn the death of the poor and simple villagers buried in the rural churchyard, it is basically a poem to mourn the loss of the simple […]

The Good Morrow

 “The Good Morrow” is one of the most remarkable poems of the metaphysical poet John Donne. The poem was first published in a collection entitled “Songs and Sonnets”. The poem is a saga of innocent and pure love. It is about the contentment of love. “The Good Morrow” is a short lyrical poem containing three […]

Metaphysical Poetry

At the beginning of the 17th century, a new school of poetry started surfacing in reaction to the Elizabethan poetic convention. That new school of poetry is known as ‘metaphysical poetry’. Metaphysics, as the term denotes, is a science of abstract concepts. ‘Meta’ means beyond and ‘physics’ means the science of concrete things. So, metaphysics […]

Ozymandias

Ozymandias is a sonnet by P. B. Shelley, a poet of the romantic period. He is also called the revolutionary poet of English Literature. This sonnet has been named after the main character in this poem. The poem portrays the futility of an Egyptian king called Rameses-II who has several by-names. Vasimare was one of […]

Ulysses

“Ulysses” is a modern novel by the modernist James Joyce. At the same time “Ulysses” is a poem by the great Victorian poet Tennyson. Today we are going to talk about the hero Ulysses of the poem “Ulysses”. As per the tradition of Dramatic Monologue, Ulysses is the only speaker of Tennyson’s famous dramatic monologue […]

Windy Troy

According to Greek Mythology, the war happened to the Greek and Trojan sides involving gods and goddesses is known as windy troy. The reason for this war was Paris of troy abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus who is the king of Sparta and brought her to troy city. To rescue Helen and Greek prestige, the […]

Who was Achilles?

In Tennyson’s famous dramatic monologue “Ulysses”, there is an allusion to Achilles. Achilles’ mother was Thetis, a sea goddess and his father was Peleus, a mortal. Achilles accompanied Ulysses and other Greek heroes to the Trojan War to rescue Helen and restore the prestige of the Greek. He was the greatest hero of the Trojan […]

Who was Oliver Cromwell ?

In “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, there is a reference to Oliver Cromwell who ruled England from 1649 to 1658. He was in the Army under the command of King Charles-I. Later on, he supported the puritan leaders who protested against the miss-rule of Charles-I. He fought against the Army of the King and […]