Lowell “studied Greek and Latin at St. Mark’s, a prep school, and at Harvard and Kenyon College, where he graduated with the highest honors” (Meyers 173). Like any great poet, Lowell had a great education and he used it to write his poetry. But Lowell also used his life and knowledge to write his poetry. Jeffrey Meyers noted that “Lowell used Classical culture to reflect on contemporary
He was the first man to create the British-style poetry, and he made great contributions to the history of English literature. The British and the world's writers are highly rated for Chaucer. Because of that he not only opened the British Elizabethan literature path, but also affected the later British literary writers. The change and evolution of his personal style can be seen from Chaucer's representative works. In the mature period Chaucer is not only to create his own unique style works, but also to use this unique style to open the Elizabethan period of literary peak.
In “London 1892”, William Wordsworth says, "Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour:, England hath need of thee" (William Wordsworth). From the poem, “Paradise Lost” to “When I Consider How my Light is Spent” and “On Time”, John Milton proves to be one of the most influential poets in literary history. The variety of subjects, form and literary devices used in “Paradise Lost” to “When I Consider How my Light is Spent” and “On Time”, is case for his overdue nomination for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in London in 1608, John Milton was raised with heavy religious influences; which is evident in his poetic works.
Gulliver’s Travel is the book which was written by Jonathan Swift on 28th October 1726. The fact that this book is known by almost all the English readers shows its popularity and the appreciation towards Swift’s works so in the history of literature this book is considered one of the best. In spite of merely telling a story, with the help of the main character Lemuel Gulliver who goes through several adventurous journeys, Jonathan Swift satirizes the human nature in general and particularly attacks Whig party. Apart from satire and fantasy, Gulliver’s Travel represents travelogue, allegory and science fiction. The genre of travelogue is presented throughout the story.
Excerpts from the Awakening deals with the fact that even though women uphold expectations as wives and mothers, they still deserve the same amount of respect, freedom, and attention as men do. Throughout The Poisonwood Bible however, Orleanna is treated differently than how she should be treated. Similarly, in Excerpts from the Awakening, Mrs. Pontellier begins to realize her place in the world as a human being. Orleanna feels like she has failed as a mother, and she also feels as if there’s nothing that she can do to be a better wife. Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this.
One of the women was talking about her husband, and she said, “‘Be independent, we always said...if I get killed off, you just go right ahead and don’t cry, but get married again”’ (Bradbury 91). This woman thinks that she is independent, and that is why she won’t cry for her husband. In reality, it’s because she truly doesn’t love her husband and nor does he
The dependence of Yonehachi on Tanjiro is illustrated when she asked him to promise her that he would not look at another women because if he did, he would break her heart. However, even if Tanjiro could not help but love Yonehachi, he still pursued a relationship with Ocho that caused jealousy and anger between the two women. In response to seeing Tanjiro and Ocho together, Yonehachi basically told Ocho that Tanjiro was hers, which worried Ocho and prompted Tanjiro to call Yonehachi crazy and reassured Ocho that he would marry her and not Yonehachi. In addition to his relationships with Yonehachi and Ocho, Tanjiro pursued a relationship with Adakichi. When Yonehachi saw Adakichi leave Tanjiro 's house, she confronted him, and he told her excuses, while assuring her that he was not unfaithful as he was dependent on her for everything.
Salman Rushdie is one of the leading novelists of the twentieth century. He is known as one of the finest masters of English prose and both his fiction and non-fiction is noted for the intensity of the language. His writing style has been described as magic realism with a blend of fantasy, knife-sharp satire and many digressions in the plot. A major factor that dominates his work is the essence of India though he settled abroad for more than four decades, his knowledge and love for India has never been on a wane. In his novel, Midnight’s children, which he wrote in 1981 has been his booker prize winning novel.
Amir khusrau, a renowned poet well versed in Hindavi and Persian and one of the greatest poets of the medieval times was known as Tuti-yi Hind (Parrot of India) for his poetic eloquence and articulacy in Persian. He has been considered as a significant cultural figure in the vast spread Indian civilization for about seven hundred years. He is also been credited for the formation of ‘Ganga-Jamni’ culture pertaining to Hindustan which is an amalgamation of both Hindu and Muslim elements. Amir khusrau wrote in Hindavi language, which was the result of the mixing of both Hindus and Muslims so as to bring them closer and enjoy the simple art of literature in the form of Qawallis, Ghazals, Mausnavi etc. Khusrau lived for seventy two years and lived the reign of eleven sultans of Delhi and was a court poet to almost seven of them.
The publication of the English version of Gitanjali in 1913 took all Europe by storm and, at once, made Rabindranath Tagore a ‘world poet’. Ever since, it has been translated into most of the important languages of the world, Rabindranath Tagore no longer remained a poet of Bengal but became a poet of India and the world’s great poets and critics like W.B. Yeats has spoken of it in glowing terms. The award of the Nobel Prize to him is a proof of the universal recognition of Rabindranath Tagore 's poetic merit. He has also been called India’s poet laureate, ‘the sun of India’, ‘the sentinel of the East’, and ‘the bard of the East’.