What is Comedy of Humours?

Introduction Comedy of Humours was introduced by Ben Jonson, in English Drama. The Comedy of Humours was the natural expression of his genius. The term ‘humour’ as used by Ben Jonson is based on an ancient physiological theory of four fluids found in the human body. According to this theory, there are four fluids in … Read more

Comedy of Manners in English literature

Introduction This genre refers to English Comedies written and performed in the Restoration Period from 1660 A.D. to 1710 A.D. It is an entertainment form which satirizes the manners and affections of social class or of multiple classes. A manner is a method in which everyday duties are performed. As compared to the tragedy of … Read more

Existentialism in Literature | Meaning and Characteristics

Introduction Existentialism is a movement of 20th-century literature that focuses on the individual and his or her relationship with the universe or God. This existentialist tag has been applied to writers, philosophers, visual artist and film-makers; the movement flourished in Europe. Existentialism Examples The main idea of Existentialism is to do whatever you want to do. Means there is a … Read more

Examples of Genres in English Language

Read this post to know about the main genres of English. Following are the main genres of English Literature- Fiction Prose Non-fiction Prose Poetry Drama (1) Fiction Prose This genre includes imaginative stories that are told in common & natural language. It is further divided into following categories- Myth:  A myth is a traditional story that … Read more