Maya Angelou tells the story of the first seventeen years of her life in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. A discussion of the novel with an interview video.
Nowadays, it seems the vampire is again setting the trend not as a scary monster but as a model of cheap romance. This article explores vampires in literature with an eye to their symbolic meaning.
Kurt Vonnegut was one of the finest and most innovative authors of fiction in the history of literature. His profound life experiences heavily influenced his writing; and one grows wiser for reading.
I've always been fascinated with the origins of nursery rhymes and fairy tales, along with their original versions and their historical contexts. So this will be a study of a few of these select works, with artwork on...
Female centaurs in myth and art
Chaucer’s Contribution to English Language & Literature is of paramount importance in the history of English literature. It was Chaucer who transformed English into a full fledged language.
Metaphysical is derivative of the Latin word Metaphysica, which is a combination of two words: Meta and Physica. The word meta means ‘beyond’ or ‘after’. It is a prefix and is equally used in English.
A deep look at exactly how many antagonists there are in Great Expectations and who or what they are.
Nature can take on different roles in American literature. Here we see nature take on different roles in the works of "Daisy Miller", "The Storm" and in the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
What is a soliloquy? An aside? Monologue and dialogue? How are these four things different and how do they appear in Shakespeare's plays? Find answers here.