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George Herbert

Herbert’s Use of Imagery

George Herbert was a distinguished metaphysical poet. One of the most remarkable aspects of his poetry is the use of brilliant imagery. we get image after image in his poems. Herbert has drawn subject matters from religion but his ideas are developed by the use of concrete imagery. As for example, we can mention the …

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Francis Bacon

Aphoristic Style of Bacon

Francis Bacon’s fame as a writer depends most of all on the fact that he is the father of modern English prose. He evolved a prose style that proved for the first time that English could also be used to express the subtleties of thought, in clear and uninvolved sentences. He was the first scientific …

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

‘Pied Beauty’ as a Religious Poem

Pied Beauty as a Religious or Devotional Poem Gerard Manley Hopkins is a distinguished poet of Victorian age. He was influenced by the movement and activities of Victorian period. He was keen observer of socio-political and socio-economic aspects of the society. Nonetheless, he had a great enthusiasm for the sensuous beauty of nature. In the …

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Paradise Lost

‘Paradise Lost’ as an Epic

John Milton is a distinguish literary figure of the 17th century. His Paradise Lost is a product of renaissance enthusiasm. Though it is a secondary epic, it contains all the characteristics of a classical epic. An epic is a long narrative in which the characters and actions are presented in heroic proportion. Paradise Lost is …

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Critically Examine Dr. Johnson’s Account of Metaphysical Poetry in ‘Life of Cowley’.

Johnson’s Assessment of the Race of Metaphysical Poets. In the Life of Cowley, Dr. Samuel Johnson has made a critical assessment of the works of the metaphysical poets, especially of Cowley. Metaphysical poets appear as a new school of thought led by John Donne. Metaphysical poetry has been inspired by a philosophic conception of the …

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Andrea Del Sarto by Robert Browning

Browning’s View on Art and Artist as Reflected in the Poem ‘Andrea Del Sarto’

Andrea Del Sarto is a famous poem of Robert Browning. Andrea Del Sarto is an artist. But he could not be a true artist because he had some drawbacks in him. He lacks the truer light of God. Through the presentation of his character the poet wants to say that an artist must have an …

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Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson’s Treatment of Nature

Tennyson was a great poet of nature. He stands side by side with Wordsworth, Shelly, Keats and Byron in the treatment of nature. A critic, Harrison, has observed- Byron is the poet of mountains and oceans, Shelly of clouds and airs, Keats of perfume of the evening, Wordsworth of the mysteries and Tennyson is of …

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