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.
The TOP 100 EPICS OF THE WORLD ranks the greatest epics of the world based on their literary value, subject matter, importance, popularity and universal appeal.
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.
Un sac de billes by Joseph Joffo is the story of two young jewish boys who are forced to flee their hometown in order to seek refuge from the invading Germans. This book is truly excellent and deserves to be read in its native language: French, in...
Beauty and the Beast is the second most well known fairytale around the world, but who knew that the origin from the story is as old as the Ancient Romans?
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...
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.
Undine is a water spirit, kind of mermaid. It's also a popular novella from the 19th century with interesting mythology, upon which several fairy tales were made.
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.
In the brief passage in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Act 2, sc. 4, lines 104-122, Viola delivers a critique of society by showing that societal expectations serve as barriers to reality. Within the bounds of what society dictates, men can express whatever feelings they desire, whereas women must...