• 18th CenturyEighteen Century (1700-1800)

    Eighteen Century (1700-1800)

    Introduction Eighteen century in England is called the classical Age or Augustan Age in literature. It is also known as the Era of Reason or the Era of Good Sense. It is called classical age because the writers followed the ‘Classicism’ of the ancient writers, which was taken in narrow sense to imply fine polish and external elegance. But as…

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  • PoetryW.B.-Yeats-as-a-Symbolist-1

    W.B. Yeats as a Symbolist

    William Butler Yeats is thought to be one of the vital important representative symbolist of the 20th century English literature who was primarily influenced by the French symbolist movement of 19th century. Symbolism as a conscious movement was born in France as a response in opposition to naturalism and the precision and exactitude of the ‘naturalist‘ college represented by Emile…

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  • Literature

    Waiting for Godot as an Absurd Play

    Question:                                   Discuss “Waiting for Godot” as an Absurd Play. OR Absurdist elements in “Waiting for Godot”. Answer: Introduction to the term ‘Absurd’: The term ‘Absurd’ was first used by Martin Esslin. A bottom review of Absurdist writers take things rationally, not romantically. A critic…

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  • Basics of LiteratureModernism-Vs-Post-modernism

    Modernism and Post-Modernism Characteristics

    Modernism and Post-modernism are the two major literary periods in English Literature, prevailed in the 20th century, challenged conventional literary styles and witnessed the annihilation of two World Wars (I, II). The modernist period, started around the turn of 20th century, witnessed writers responding negatively to the Industrial Revolution and devastating effects of World War I. Their main goal was…

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