If Shakespeare has his excellence, he has his faults too, and his faults can by no means be lightly dismissed.
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.
This hub dwells upon the characteristics of Middle English Literature. Some people also call it Medieval English Literature. Whatever may be the case, you can read about Middle English Literature in this hub.
Samuel Johnson's views are colored by the critical creed of his time, the rules of neo-classicism. In his "Preface", He firstly considers the excellence of Shakespeare, then turns to his defects.
There are many characteristics of John Donne poetry, which have been discussed in detail in this hub. If you want to know about characteristics of John Donne poetry, then read this hub.
A masterpiece of Old English literature, Beowulf's funeral is influenced by the interaction between an old Pagan culture and a new Christian influence that is prominent in 8th century Germanic burials
In the novel 1984, the slogan "Freedom is Slavery" (positive is negative) as the second slogan in "Nineteen Eighty-Four", seems opposite the other two slogans, "War is Peace" and "Ignorance is Strength" (negative is positive). This seeming discrepancy is discussed.
What do you do when your friend is going through hard time? Geoffrey Chaucer knew what to do...in poetic verses of Middle English vernacular. Here's an analysis of an "advice" (Dear Abby in verse).
This essay will analyze the poems "The Chimney Sweeper" and "London" through their form, message and comparison to other works by William Blake.
Tragic Hero Definition & Characteristics: A tragic hero is a type of character in a play, who makes an error, while judging the situation, which leads to his downfall.