Category: Poets with initials K to O
Analysis, Central Idea and Theme of Oppression

Analysis, Central Idea and Theme of Oppression

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Critical Analysis of Oppression: Hughes is well aware of how the African American community was treated by the white majority population at the beginning of the 20th century, for ...

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Summary of Oppression by Langston Hughes

Summary of Oppression by Langston Hughes

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About the poet: James Mercer Langston Hughes (popularly known as Langston Hughes) was an African American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one ...

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Summary and Analysis of The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

Summary and Analysis of The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes

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About Langston Hughes: James Mercer Langston Hughes was born in the year 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. He went on to become a poet, social activist, novelist and playwright. He ...

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The Destruction of Sennacherib Summary and Analysis

The Destruction of Sennacherib Summary and Analysis

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About the poem: There are chiefly two distinct faces of George Gordon, Lord Byron and his poetry; one good, the other had; and those who write about him generally describe one ...

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Summary and Analysis of Cross by Langston Hughes

Summary and Analysis of Cross by Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes- One of the leaders of Harlem Renaissance (New York), James Mercer Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967) was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His most lauded ...

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The Weary Blues Summary and Analysis by Langston Hughes

The Weary Blues Summary and Analysis by Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes- One of the major literary figures emerging during the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes was an American poet born on February 1, 1902.  Almost all of Hughes's ...

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Shakespeare Summary and Analysis by Matthew Arnold

Shakespeare Summary and Analysis by Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold- Matthew Arnold was born in Laleham, Middlesex on 24th December 1822 and is widely known for his essays and poetry. Arnold's poetry tackled psychological themes ...

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Prometheus Summary and Analysis by Lord Byron

Prometheus Summary and Analysis by Lord Byron

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Lord Byron- Born in 1788, Byron has been regarded as one of the controversial figures of the romantic era. He carried in him a spirit of romanticism, which was clearly evident in ...

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Old Folks Laugh Analysis by Maya Angelou

Old Folks Laugh Analysis by Maya Angelou

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Old Folks Laugh Explanation: The first stanza of the poem, in tandem with the title, establishes the idea that old folks really know how to laugh. The poet suggests that having ...

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Women Work Analysis by Maya Angelou

Women Work Analysis by Maya Angelou

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This poem elucidates upon the predicament of women in the sense that it talks about how her world revolves around the domesticated tasks of cooking, cleaning, caring, and tending ...

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Harlem Hopscotch Analysis by Maya Angelou

Harlem Hopscotch Analysis by Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou’s Harlem Hopscotch describes the life of the ‘blacks,’ – the African-Americans in Harlem, New York – as a game of hopscotch. According to Angelou, life at Harlem ...

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Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde Summary

Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde Summary

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Oscar Wilde is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as for his infamous arrest and imprisonment for being gay. ...

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Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde Analysis

Madonna Mia by Oscar Wilde Analysis

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This analysis of Oscar Wilde’s “Madonna Mia” is divided into three parts – context, rhyme scheme and rhetorical devices, and themes. Context: This poem was first published ...

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How doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll Summary

How doth the Little Crocodile by Lewis Carroll Summary

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Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, the renowned Victorian author and mathematician. The eldest of 11 children, Carroll was rather adept at entertaining himself ...

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