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Dream Children – Charles Lamb – Summary & Notes

Dream Children a reverie  Introduction The essay is one of the ‘Essays of Elia’. The essay expresses the feelings of loss and regret faced by the narrator. It is based on the description of a place, the relationships and the feelings that have been part of the narrator’s past. Summary Just like all children do, […]

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An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot

An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot SUMMARY An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot is a poem by Alexander Pope. You can download the PDF of the poem An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot from here. The ‘Epistle’ is a satire in verse form written by Pope. Pope wrote this poem dedicating it to ‘Dr. Arbuthnot’ after realizing that […]

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Kubla Khan – Samuel Tylor Coleridge : Notes

Kubla Khan – Samuel Tylor Coleridge Summary of Kubla Khan This analysis/summary/mcq of Kubla Khan is to help the readers to understand the poem better. You can also download the poem Kubla Khan in PDF from here. Coleridge’s poem ‘Kubla Khan’ is believed to be influenced from one of his dreams. The poem is an […]

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To His Coy Mistress – Andrew Marvell

To His Coy Mistress SUMMARY ‘ To His Coy Mistress ’ is a poem by Andrew Marvel. The poem is a response of the lover to his beloved’s excessive coyness. Through this poem, the poet tries to state to his beloved that they have limited time in this life to express their love and her […]

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ELAINE SHOWALTER -Towards A Feminist poetics

ELAINE SHOWALTER: Towards A Feminist poetics Towards A Feminist poetics. Elaine Showalter is one of the most well-known names in the field of criticism, in general, and Feminist criticism, in particular. ‘Towards A Feminist poetics’ is one of Showalter’s most important and most influential critical essays.  Like most of her other major works, in this […]

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TS Eliot The Function of Criticism

TS Eliot – THE FUNCTION OF CRITICISM   The function of Criticism.  TS. Eliot is as famous for his works in the field of criticism as for those in the field of creative art. His essay ‘The Function of Criticism’ was published in 1923 and is one of the most well known of his works […]

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Plato’s Republic : Attack on Poetry

Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry Plato’s Republic – Attack on Poetry. Plato’s Republic attacks Poetry and poets. Plato’s statement that poets deserve to be banished is one of the most famous views of great thinkers in relation to Poetry. When Plato talked about the ideal in ‘Republic’, he gave no place to poets there. […]

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Ferdinand de Saussure Course in General Linguistics

Ferdinand de Saussure Course in General Linguistics This article discusses Saussure’s book Course in General Linguistics, Langue and Parole, Structuralism, Sign and other concepts. Ferdinand de Saussure (1857 – 1913) was a Swiss thinker who is very well known for his work in the fields of Linguistics and Semiotics. He began teaching Linguistics in 1907. ‘Cours […]

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Windhover Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover Gerard Manley Hopkins Background Windhover Gerard Manley Hopkins .‘The Windhover’ is a sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The sonnet was written in 1877 but got published in 1918. It has been dedicated by Hopkins directly ‘To Christ our Lord’. Hopkins considered it to be the best of his creations. Summary Windhover Gerard Manley […]

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Mac Flecknoe Dryden

Mac Flecknoe Dryden Mac Flecknoe Dryden SUMMARY ‘Mac Flecknoe’ is one of the most famous satires. It is a poem written in mock epic style by Dryden. The satire is significant for being a personal attack by one poet on another. Dryden wrote this poem as a personal attack on another of the famous poets […]

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