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 […]

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 […]