Suggestion of Victorian Poetry for 3rd Year

Final Exam – 2020 Part- C Find out the Pictorial Qualities in Tennyson’s poetry How does Tennyson handle myth and legend? Discuss Browning’s Philosophy of life Discuss Robert Browning’s attitude to art and life Write a critical appreciation of Dover Beach Comment on Arnold’s treatment of nature. Comment on Arnold’s personal/sad elements in his poems. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Suggestion of Poetry for First Year Final Exam

Part-C, For- 2020 How does Shakespeare immortalize/glorify his friend in his “Sonnet- 18”? Comment on Wordsworth’s treatment of nature in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. Explain the central idea of Milton’s sonnet “On His Blindness”. Describe the Victorian Spirit/features as reflected in the poem ‘Ulysses’. Comment on the treatment of childhood/imagery in “Fern Hill”. […]

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 […]