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“My Last Duchess” as a dramatic monologue

My Last Duchess is a famous dramatic monologue by Robert Browning. Traditionally a dramatic monologue comprises of lyrical strain, abrupt beginning, single speaker, silent listener, psychological analysis and clues to suggest what the silent listener says or does. The poem My Last Duchess has all these elements. 0 (0 ratings) You must sign in to..

Major theme of Dover Beach

Dover Beach is one of the representative poems of Matthew Arnold. The poem portrays the beautiful picture of the Dover Beach. On deeper level, it becomes an elegy for the loss of religious belief in a materialistic world. Arnold’s period saw the advancement of science which resulted in religious skepticism. The poet seems to say..

Major themes in the poetry of Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas started writing poems when he was a mere schoolboy and continued his writing till the very end of his life, A number of his poems are on his own birthday. Others deal with his artistic methods, and quite a few are elegies, the best being the one written to express the poet’s grief..

Langston Hughes as a Poet

Langston Hughes is a great American poet of the 20th century. He has multifarious aspects as a poet, and it is difficult to . bring all his aspects as a poet within the short space of an essay. However, the major aspects of his poetical works are his role as a champion of African-American causes,..

Symbolism in Langston Hughes’ Poetry

In the broadest sense a symbol is anything which signifies something else. However, in discussing literature, symbol is applied only to a word or set of words that signifies an object or event which itself signifies something else: that is, the words refer to something which suggests a range of things beyond itself.” (Abrams: A..

Critical appreciation of the poem ”Locksley Hall”

Locksley Hall is one of the famous poems by Alfred Tennyson. The poem is a dramatic monologue, where the speaker is present in a dramatic situation of his life. The speaker returns to the Locksley Hall many years later and narrates the story of his own past. We come to know from his speech that..

Critically appreciate Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream is a memorable speech particularly for the black American people. I Have a Dream is not only King’s most famous speech but also it has become the touchstone of American memory of the struggle for civil rights. This famous speech was delivered on 28 August 1963 from the..

Character analysis of Silas Marner

Silas Marner is the protagonist of the novel of the same name by George Eliot. He lived in the town of Lantern Yard and led a pious life possessing an ardent religious faith. He was engaged to a servantwoman by the name of Sarah. But his friend, William Dane, felt jealous of him. He developed..


Character Analysis of Achilles in The Iliad

Achilles is the hero of The Iliad. It is he who provides the unit of the work of art. In fact, the first line of the epic sums up the entire action. Sing, heavenly Muse, the wrath of Peleus’ son, Achilles was angry and he withdrew himself from the battle. The Greeks with all their..

Homer’s The Iliad as an Epic

An Epic is usually a product of the heroic age. In The Iliad of Homer, the blind poet of Chios, which embodies, transmutes and enlarges the poetical material of the Achaean minstrels, the fact of history are obscured in a haze of legend. The actors take on heroic form the gods participate in the struggle..

Theme of love in Twelfth Night

The key theme in the Twelfth Night play is love. It shows that there are various types of love, such as self-love, deep brotherly love and profitable love. The author has used different characters to show these types of love. This paper looks at the ways in which the characters have been used to exemplify..