Shakespearean Comedy is a kind of romantic comedy, which ends on a happy note through a matrimonial relationship between various characters. Marriage plays a vital role in a typical Shakespearean comedy. Any comedy, which follows the pattern of comedy modeled by Shakespeare in his comedies, would...
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.
Learn about Shakespeare's use of the oxymoron in his works. From Romeo and Juliet, to Hamlet, to Macbeth and more, The Bard used a lot of oxymora!
Lewis succeeds in critiquing normative poetry of the period through his nonsense verse. The parody functions as a critique of the conventions at the time and an expression of Carroll’s sense of humour
Does Gertrude know that Claudius killed Hamlet's father? In Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', is there any evidence of Gertrude's guilt, in connection with the death of her husband? Or did she know of Claudius's guilt? No, it seems not. Indeed, there is evidence, in Gertrude’s behaviour, and her words,...
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.
An analysis of Geoffrey Chaucer's poem, "Truth"—a homiletic ballade intended by Chaucer as a source of advice and guidance for the reader.
Taking an 18th Century Litature course? Here's a brief overview of the century's most important poets, poems, historical events, and themes.