Shakespearean Sonnet Themes

Shakespeare has written sonnets mostly on conventional topics such as love and beauty, time and mutability. He treats these themes in his own distinctive fashion like addressing the poem on love and praise on a young man rather than a maiden and by including the second subject of passion a woman not so attractive and … Read more

An Essay on Feminism in English Literature

Background The issue of Feminism in English Literature is not new but due to patriarchal society, it has been suppressed and overlooked. The existence of inequalities between men and women are not natural but social taboo. One may ask Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the authors who wrote about feminism, advocates in her A Vindication of the … Read more

Satirical Comedy Meaning and Features

What is Satire? Satire is a figure of speech, used by the writers to expose and criticize the follies and misdoings of the individuals and society. Meaning Satirical comedy is the form of satire in which the writer uses comic elements to expose the realities of the society or any problem. The writer uses fictional … Read more

Characteristics of a Shakespearean Sonnet

Introduction Sonnet, a fourteen-line poem, was introduced in Italy by Petrarch during the 14th Century. He used it as love poetry having rhyming verses in it. Later, it was adopted in England, France, Spain and Germany during the 16th and 17th Centuries. Sonnet, a lyric poem, revolves around the themes of courtly love affairs, sexual … Read more

Absurdism in Literature

Introduction Absurdism means the internal conflict between human tendency to find the inherent value and the meaning of life and his inability to find any. In other words, absurdism refers to humans struggle to find the region in his life and his inability to find it due to humanly limited constraints. Thus absurdism refers to … Read more

Indian English Poetry

Introduction When we talk about Indian English Literature, it is obvious to mention Indian English Poetry, since it is the oldest form. The typical and actual India is beautifully being carved and described by Indian poets who write in English. A new form of English poetry had been discovered by Indian poets by using Indian … Read more

Stream of Consciousness

Definition In English Literature, Stream of Consciousness is a narrative device used by the novelist to make the reader know the thoughts and feelings of the characters present in the novel. A number of people often wonder what is the other name for the stream of consciousness novel. As it focuses on the inner feeling … Read more

How to Write Critical Appreciation of a Poem

Critical Appreciation simply means to evaluate and analyze a poem in order to have its better understanding. It includes two steps: Step 1 In order to write a critical analysis of a poem, one is required to first evaluate the poetic techniques used by the poet. It includes analysis of the genre: Genre simply means category. Every genre has its own … Read more

Shakespearean Drama Features

Introduction Shakespeare is known as the ‘Father of English Drama’. He is known as England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His works, including collaborations, consist of 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and some other verses, some of the uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often … Read more