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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen. ‘A doll’s House’ is a three act play by Henrik Ibsen whose premiere as well as publication took place in 1879. The play deals with an analysis of the institution of marriage while presenting an idea that a woman could not express herself clearly in […]
The Balcony Jean Genet The Balcony Jean Genet. ‘The Balcony’ is a play by French dramatist Jean Genet. There are three distinct versions of the play. The three versions differ from each other in terms of length as well as content. For instance, the second version is the longest and includes lots of political elements. […]
A Dream Play August Strindberg A Dream Play August Strindberg ‘A Dream Play’ is a play written by the Swedish playwright August Strindberg in 1901. The play is well-known for its association to Surrealism as well as Expressionism. Plot The plot has been presented in a dream like sequence. The protagonist of the play is […]
The archetypes literature Northrop Frye The archetypes literature Northrop Frye The archetypes literature Northrop Frye. ‘Archetypal Literary criticism’ is concerned to analyzing a text in concern to the myths and archetypes that could be in the text in the form of description, symbols, images, allusions, references, characteristic traits, etc. This type of criticism appeared in […]
The Taming of the Shrew of William Shakespeare with summary, notes and study guides. Objective and Multiple choice questions and answers on The Taming of the Shrew for further understand the play. Easy to learn!
John Donne John Donne was an English poet who is most well known because of his association to the concept of ‘Metaphysical Poetry’. He was also a cleric in the Church of England. However, his fame lies almost entirely on his significance in the field of metaphysical poetry. His poems have followed basically two themes- […]
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. The tragedy with complete summary, study notes, story, character analysis, themes. A simple guide to understand the play of Oedipus Rex.