On Sunday, May 22, 2011, late in the afternoon a catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex tornado strikes Joplin, Missouri. An elderly grandfather returns to the site where he and his family once lived.
Persuasion is a favourite novel of many Jane Austen fans. Persuasion is so close to Austen's own life that many like to think of it as autobiographical. Persuasion is about love rediscovered.
By the 17th century England, along came John Donne to English literature, who broke all poetry conventions of the time. While English poets were still writing in the flowery and beautiful Elizabethan style of poetry, Donne came along and shocked...
If Shakespeare has his excellence, he has his faults too, and his faults can by no means be lightly dismissed.
The word Renaissance has been derived from a French word, which means rebirth. It is a combination of two words: re means again, while naissance stands for birth. In English literature, Renaissance is the revival of classical learning, antiquity, values and ancient civilization in seventeenth...
Many have wondered if William Shakespeare was merely a pseudonym of many writers combined, while others believe that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford was the true author.
Procrastination or delay plays an important role in Hamlet. It was all due to procrastination of Hamlet that he could not kill Claudius while he was praying. Procrastination hinders Hamlet's actions.
This poem is about a man who is at the end of his life. The narrator illustrates his old age in the first stanza: “When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang/Upon those boughs which shake against the cold” (lines 2-3).
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 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