Poetry in the Eighteenth Century by T.S Eliot

His fall was destined to a barren strand, A pretty fortress, and a dubious hand; He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. – The Vanity of Human Wishes It is dangerous to generalize about the poetry of the eighteenth...

An Introduction to Literary Theory

“The truth is not that we need the critics in order to enjoy the authors, but that we need the authors in order to enjoy the critics.” ― C.S. Lewis It is widely acknowledged that at least the second half of the twentieth century; the field of English literary studies...

Everything About Classics

“We live in a world when men treat art as if it were meant to be a form of autobiography. We have lost the abstract sense of beauty.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray   A classic is a book accepted as being exemplary or noteworthy, for example through an...

Scott Monument

” And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.” – Sir Walter Scott Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the eighteenth century in Western Europe, and...

Geoffrey Chaucer – The father of English Literature

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the reign of Edward III, lived through that of Richard II, and died the year after Henry IV ascended the throne. His life thus covers a period of glaring social contrasts and rapid political change. Chaucer was born in London most likely...

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