The main characteristics of Renaissance

What is Renaissance? Discuss the main characteristics of Renaissance. Answer: The word Renaissance is an Italian word which means re-birth or regeneration or reawakening. Actually it was a revolution reviving the spirit of Greek and Latin learning. This revival of classical knowledge is called the Renaissance. It conveys the idea that for centuries. It shows […]

The Salient features of Romanticism

What is Romanticism? Discuss salient features of Romanticism with special reference to W.Wordsworh and John Keats. Answer: The word Romanticism has been derived from the word Romance which means to give full play imagination. Romanticism has occupied a permanent position in English literature. It is a style of art music and literature that was common […]

Neoclassical is an Age of Prose and Reason

Why neoclassical age is called an Age of Prose and Reason? Discuss with reference to Defoe and Swift. According to Matthew Arnold 18th century (Neoclassical age) is the ‘glorious age of prose and reason’. This century records the triumph of English prose. There have been various kinds of prose to deal with the discoveries of […]

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 […]

Victorian Age

In English literature, the period from 1832 to 1901 is known as the Victorian period. It is named after Queen Victoria who reigned the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1981. The period is marked by the reformation bill, Charles Darwin’s evolution theory, Carl Marx’s concept of socialism, the industrial revolution, philosophical positivism, the conception of […]

Romantic age

Towards the end of the 18th century, the neo-classical mode of writing was worn out and a new trend in literature became imminent. The new trend became visible in the mid-eighties. When the French revolution took place in 1789, the ground of the new kind of creative writing had already been prepared in the United […]

The Renaissance Age

The French word ‘renaissance’ has originated from the Latin word ‘renasci’ that means ‘to be born again’. In English ‘the Renaissance’ means the rebirth or revival of the ancient Greek and Roman knowledge, art, and culture. The rebirth was caused by a historical event. In 1453, with the fall of the then Constantinople, the scholars […]

Suggestion for 2nd Year Exam-2020

History of English Literature Part-C Describe the social picture of the Anglo-Saxon period. What are the salient features/social pictures of the Chaucerian Age? Describe the features of the Renaissance. Discuss Shakespeare’s contribution to English drama. Write an essay on the English Reformation movement. What are the salient characteristics of the Romantic Age? Who are the […]