Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats. His first book, The North Ship, published in 1945 at his own expense, reflects his early infatuation with Yeats. Afterwards The Less Deceived, published in 1955, marked Larkin as an up-and-coming poet. The title itself makes clear Larkin’s newfound disillusionment with Yeats and modernism in general. Two more collections followed at similarly lengthy intervals: The Whitsun Weddings (1965), considered by many to be his finest achievement, and his last collection High Windows (1974), confirmed him as one of the finest poets in English Literary History.
Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literatures, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to be buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treaty on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Early life He was born circa 1340, most likely at his parents’ house on Thames Street in London, England. Chaucer’s family was of the bourgeois class, descended from an affluent family who made their money in the London wine trade.
Even today you and I quote Shakespeare without knowing it: if you act more in sorrow than in anger, if you vanish into thin air or have ever been tongue-tied, hoodwinked or slept not one wink, you’re speaking the Bard’s English. Milton, say his fans, works on an altogether different, higher plane. In Paradise Lost – the best poem ever written in English – Milton moved beyond the literary to address political, philosophical and religious questions in a way that still resounds strongly today. In his complex, intellectual poetry he drilled down deep into the eternal truths and sought to embody new scientific discovery in his work.His engagement with the issues of the day – with the nature of knowledge, slavery, free will, love and creation – was unparalleled. Despite complete blindness in middle age, he was the English republic’s best known, most fervent apologist, and a key civil servant for Oliver Cromwell.
His novels are constant best sellers. According to Gale Student Resources in Context (2008) readers and critics regard Sparks as “a master in the dramatic fiction genre,” and many consider him as one of the few authors who can write beautiful love stories. His stories are generally famous for being romantic and tender, and for having bittersweet endings (Gale Student Resources in Context, 2008). Sparks said “You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by.
The time Frost spent in England was one of the most influential times of his life, but sadly it was short-lived. Shortly after World War I started, Frost was forced to return to America. Frost didn 't give up though, he found a new publisher, Henry Holt, who would remain with him for the rest of his life. For a while in the years of his early career, Frost introduced vivid scenery to writing. He modernized poetry from the nineteenth century into more up to date ways of writing.
In other words, the paper is to exhibit how Tennyson has made a beautiful blend of passion and logic in his dramatic monologue , “Ulysses”. Key words : Passions, logic, knowledge, adventure, argumentation INTRODUTION There is no denying the fact that “Ulysses” is a superb dramatic monologue by Lord Tennyson. It was composed in 1833 and it came out in 1842. The episode is based on Dante (Inferno,xxvi).Tennyson might have read this in translation of Henry Cary. The background of the episode is worth pointing out.
John Ernest Steinbeck (1902 – 68) is one of the greatest American writers in the twentieth century and he is regarded as "quintessential American writer and his reputation extends worldwide" (Schultz and Li vii). He is "both a Pulitzer Prize winner and a Nobel Prize laureate" (Noble 3). In spite of being a modern writer and a contemporary of the literary giants such as Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner; Steinbeck was able to establish a unique position in American literature. The reason behind his success in establishing and maintaining such unique position is his fascination with literature; he "loved to write, because he was addicted to it …. He loved the words, the shape, the sound, the history of meaning; he delighted in the magical properties of language; he even got satisfaction from the touch of pencil and paper" (Benson 1).
The English poet and cleric John Donne (1572-1631) is considered "one of the greatest writers of the English prose" . His well-known poems, which are mostly written in the form of dramatic monologues, "has captivated and evoked emotions in readers for over three and a half centuries" . His work, which consists of a small amounts of books, covers various themes such as sex and religion, both of which are represented in "The Flea". The speaker in the poem is portrayed as a man, who desperately wants to satisfy his sexual needs. He tries to convince his lover to have premarital sex with him by using different seduction strategies.
Paradise Lost is the creative epic poem and the passionate expression of Milton’s religious and political vision, the culmination of his young literary ambition as a 17th century English poet. Milton inherited from his English predecessors a sense of moral function of poetry and an obligation to move human beings to virtue and reason. Values expressed by Sir Philip Sidney, Spencer and Jonson. Milton believes that a true poet ought to produce a best and powerful poem in order to convince his readers to adopt a scheme of life and to instruct them in a highly pleasant and delightful style. If Milton embraced the moral function of literature introduced by Sidney, Spencer and Johnson, he gave it a more religious emphasise.
An outstanding Indo-Anglian writer was Aurobindo Ghose whose poetic magnum opus is Savitri an epic. In prose his most effective work is The Life Divine outlining his metaphysics in a rich language. Some of Rabindranath Tagore’s works were originally written in English Sadhana Personality and The Religion of Man