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…

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…