5 Famous Poets of Victorian Age

Early Victorian Poets The Early Victorian Poetry or the High School Poetry does not have the topic “The Love and Worship of Nature” as the Romantics had in their poetry. It is because the Romantics loved nature and it was shown through their poems adoring and blessing nature as if it were God. Early Victorian … Read more

Metaphysical Poets

Introduction As opposed to theatre, the poetry of this era was personal and private. John Donne and George Herbert were the most significant of all the metaphysical poets. The term ‘Metaphysical’ was termed by 18th-century critic Samuel Johnson. Metaphysical poets were highly regarded in 20th-century British poetry and criticism after three centuries of neglect and … Read more

Famous Romantic Poets in English Literature

William Blake Born in London, he had no formal education and had a little earning. For Blake, the imagination was man’s sole redeeming feature and through it, he could see glories of nature. His important works are: Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Holy Thursday Here is a complete course on William Blake covering his important poems William … Read more

Neoclassical Poets List

Introduction English poets from 1660 A.D. to 1798 A.D. are generally known as Neoclassical poets. They are so-called because they had great respect for classical writers and imitated much from them. For them, poetry was an imitation of human life. Neoclassical Poets John Dryden He was a famous poet of his time. The poetry of … Read more

Rise of English Novel in 18th Century

Types of Novel There are two main classes of fictional prose: Tale or Romance: It depends on the incident and adventure for its chief interest. Novel: It depends more on the display of character and motive. The novel is more complicated than the tale. The English novel took birth in the 16th and 17th centuries … Read more

Characteristics of Metaphysical Poetry

Introduction “Metaphysical Poets” is a term coined by poet & critic Samuel Johnson, who describes a loose group of English lyric poets of the 17th century, whose work was characterised by ample use of conceits, guess & speculation about topics such as love, religion etc. These poets were not formally affiliated; most of them did … Read more

Renaissance Prose Characteristics

Essays on Contemporary Issue Bacon perfected English Essay by following the French Model of Montaigne. He symbolizes the idea of the Renaissance more than anyone else. His diverse interests in various fields can be found in his work Essays (1597). He raised issues relating to his contemporary age in his works. He wrote Of Revenge … Read more

Renaissance Poetry Characteristics

Renaissance Poetry did not completely break from medieval history and values. Following are the main poets who framed the spirit of Renaissance Poetry. Sir Philip Sidney Sir Philip Sidney is considered as the perfect gentleman of the Renaissance Age. He represents the virtues of medieval age: Knight shows loyalty, Lover shows passion and Scholar shows knowledge. … Read more

English Renaissance Literature Characteristics

Introduction The term Renaissance means “Rebirth”.  The movement had its origin in Italy and it gradually spread throughout Europe. The movement had significant influence over the English Literature. After the end of the War of the Roses (1453-87), Tudor Dynasty came to power in England. Henry VIII was the ruler of English from 1509-1547. He … Read more