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A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a Festive Comedy

A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a Festive Comedy

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Much of Shakespeare’s comedies are festive in a quite special way that distinguishes them from the art of most of his contemporaries and successors. His comedies are celebrations ...

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Irony in Pride and Prejudice

Irony in Pride and Prejudice

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A contrast between the reality and appearance is the essence of every irony. Given the milieu in which Jane Austen was writing, a novelist as an ironist had to be subtle enough to ...

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Analysis of Darcy’s Character in Pride and Prejudice

Analysis of Darcy’s Character in Pride and Prejudice

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Ask any girl who has just set down the book of Pride and Prejudice what she thinks about Darcy and most of them will reply that they have been swept off their feet by this ...

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Critical Analysis of Pride and Prejudice

Critical Analysis of Pride and Prejudice

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Pride and Prejudice published in 1830 had originally been titled “First Impressions”. The original title seems apt enough as the whole novel deals with the unreliability of first ...

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The Rivals as a Comedy of Manners

The Rivals as a Comedy of Manners

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The Comedy of Manners which had its seed sown in Ben Jonson’s Comedy of Humors flourished in full bloom at the hands of the Restoration dramatists. They exploited this particular ...

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The School Boy Analysis by William Blake

The School Boy Analysis by William Blake

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William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure ...

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The Lily Analysis by William Blake

The Lily Analysis by William Blake

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The modest Rose puts forth a thorn, The humble Sheep a threatening horn; White the lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor threats stain her beauty bright. ...

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My Pretty Rose Tree Analysis by William Blake

My Pretty Rose Tree Analysis by William Blake

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Line by line explanation of My Pretty Rose Tree A flower was offered to me, Here the ‘flower’ denotes lovely women who offered the poet her love. Such a flower as May ...

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Analysis of Prayer before Birth by Louis Macneice

Analysis of Prayer before Birth by Louis Macneice

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“ Prayer Before Birth” by Louis McNiece is a dramatic monologue written from the perspective of an unborn child. Through the persona of an unborn child, the monologue makes an ...

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A Servant of Servants Analysis by Robert Frost

A Servant of Servants Analysis by Robert Frost

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Explanation of A Servant of Servants by Robert Frost A Servant of Servants by Robert Frost is a poem which tells the tale of a woman who tells of her daily ordeals to a visitor ...

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An Old Man’s Winter Night Analysis by Robert Frost

An Old Man’s Winter Night Analysis by Robert Frost

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Explanation of An Old Man’s Winter Night by Robert Frost An Old Man’s Winter Night by Robert Frost is a poem about an old man living alone in his house in the winter. Age has ...

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The Oven Bird Analysis by Robert Frost

The Oven Bird Analysis by Robert Frost

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Explanation of The Oven Bird by Robert Frost The Oven Bird by Robert Frost was written in 1916 and published in the Mountain Interval. It is a poem about an Oven Bird who sits ...

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The Shepherd Analysis by William Blake

The Shepherd Analysis by William Blake

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Born in London, 1757, William Blake was the greatest visionary poet every produced. His writings were simple yet profound. The songs of innocence and of experience are lyrical ...

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Summary of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Summary of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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The summary of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe echoes the poet’s requiem for love that is long lost and perhaps can never be made to return back. The Raven; which happens to be one ...

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