Who was John Milton?

Gray refers to John Milton, the famous English poet of the 17th century in his remarkable poem “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”. Milton was cornered with the political development of his time. He was a puritan throughout his life. He pursued truth for which he had to suffer a lot. He did not receive […]

Who was Hampden?

In “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, Thomas Gray refers to John Hampden (1594-1643). Hampden was the M.P. for Buckinghamshire during the reign of Charles-I who was the king of England from 1625 to 1649. Charles-I was a hot-headed king. He imposed new taxes on ship money without the approval of Parliament. Hamden protested against […]

What is Poetic Diction?

Generally, Poetic Diction means the selection of words in a poem or in a prose piece. It denotes the type of language a particular writer chooses for a particular piece of writing. Therefore, poetic diction includes words, phrases, figures of speech, and syntax. Since different writers have different purposes of writing, their selection of words […]

What is Lyric?

The word ‘Lyric’ is closely related to the word ‘lyre’, a kind of musical instrument. In ancient Greece, some poems were sung in accompany with the lyre. Such a poem came to be known as a lyrical poem.   The main characteristic of the lyric is its musical stains inbuilt in its texture. Its music […]

What is ODE?

The ode is a kind of lyrical poem in which the poet addresses someone to express his inner grief. It ends with hope and consolation. There are three types of odes- the pindaric ode or regular ode, or public ode, the Horatian ode or the private ode, and the irregular ode. The Pindaric ode has […]

Templates of Writing Answer of any Question

Formats of writing question While creating a hand note, your brain may get stuck and you may not understand what will be the structure of the note. If you follow the formats or templates described below, hope you will be benefited. Character- character of lady Macbeth History of English literature- intro+features of age + description […]

What is Elegy?

What is an elegy? The elegy is a lyric poem that mourns the death of someone near and dear to the writer. It is longer than other lyrical poems. Usually, it begins with a description of nature to set a gloomy mood and then passes on to the cause of mourning. In this part of […]

What is Sonnet?

A sonnet is a short lyric poem of fourteen iambic pentameter lines linked by an intricate rhyme scheme. It is a lyric because it can be tuned to a lyre, a musical instrument. Each of its fourteen lines consists of five feet (also known as meters) for which it is called pentameter. Again, each of […]

What is Dramatic Monologue?

Dramatic Monologue is a lyrical poem in the form of speech spoken by a single man. It is dramatic because it begins abruptly and in the development of its thought it takes several sudden turns which impart a dramatic dimension to the poem. In a dramatic monologue, the single speaker reveals his thoughts in the […]

Modern Age

Modern Period starts with the beginning of the First World War in 1914 and ends in 1939 when the Second World War began. The First World War caused massive destruction not only to the socio-political structure of Europe, but also to the Western culture, belief, tradition, and values. After the war, the capacity of Christianity […]