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June 16th, 2009 | Author: Nabila Tanvir
Modern English Drama
The glorious days of the Elizabethan drama were followed by a long period of decline and eclipse. The post-Elizabethan vainly endeavored to capture the graces of Shakespeare and other illustrious predecessors, while the heroic tragedies and the comedy of love and intrigue during the Restoration hardly added any glorious chapter to the history of English dramatic literature. Goldsmith and Sheridan attempted a partial revival in the eighteenth century, but their sporadic brilliance was followed by a spell of darkness which spread for almost a century, for between 1779, the year of the performance of Sheridan‘s last important play, and 1876 when Pinero‘s first play was staged, English drama was practically barren. The later eighteenth century witnessed the rise of great actors but not great playwrights. And it is an accepted rule that when acting flourishes drama languishes. Melodramatic, sensational and unrealistic plays alone were popular. A play was written not with a view to depicting life and character but for providing sufficient scope for the lusty lungs of the declamatory actor. Play writing was done mostly by hack writers, who sacrificed both art and realism in trying to eke out a living by writing to the dictates of theatre managers, producers and actors.
English drama was at very low ebb when T.W. Robertson, a playwright and actor, appeared on the scene, fully alive to the lack of realism and low artistic tone of the drama of his day he determined to import realism into drama and raise its artistic level. The year 1865, which witnessed the performance of his play. Society, proved a landmark in the revival of the English stage. The revival manifested itself in stress on realism both in subject matter and technique. In place of types and stock characters Robertson presented individual men and women, person of flesh and blood. In the matter of technique and form he discarded blank verse and rhetoric in favor of natural and human speech. Robertson however was not a bold or revolutionary spirit and he could not divest himself of the old traditions, such as romantic melodrama. He, therefore, failed to exercise any substantial influence on his contemporaries and the much needed reform in drama required a more daring literary genius.
The darling genius was found, to some extent, in Arthur Wing Pioner and H. A. Jones who made pretty serious efforts to drive away undiluted romanticism from the English stage. An expert craftsman Pinero had the courage to introduce several innovations in dramatic technique. In his The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, produced in 1893, he played the pioneer in discarding the ‗soliloquy‘ and the ‗aside‘ along with certain other old stage conventions, thus bringing drama closer to life. Pinero and Jones, however, he could not be sufficiently darling to ignore bublic taste altogether. Though Jones wrote in his preface to Saints and Sinner (1884) that playwriting should not be merely the art of sensational and spectacular illusion but mainly and chiefly the art of representing English life, he could not avoid, in his plays, theatrical excitement and too much use of coincidence just to humor the audience. Hence,
the realism of these, dramatists was skin deep not the genuine stuff which subsequent playwrights were to provide. The person who infused real new revolutionary blood into English drama was Henrik Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright. He was introduced to English audiences by J. T. Grein, a Dutchman, in 1890. In England, William Archer, the famous dramatic critic, enthusiastically espoused Ibsen‘s cause. Through Ibsen‘s genuine realism was introduced in English plays, Ibsen‘s characters are drawn from ordinary life and characterization in his plays receives more attention than the patching up of a well-knit plot. Moreover, the plot in his plays is essentially psychological leaving little room for pure action or incident. The Ibsenion play is essentially a drama of ideas, of characters swayed with ideas and struggling against the forces of convention and society. Ibsen‘s ideas gave a rude shock to the susceptibilities of his contemporaries, but he was bold enough to stick to his theories and technique. Consequently, he exercised a great influence all over the continent and the drama of ideas of revolt against society and convention came to stay. The tyranny of the star system and the stranglehold of the commercial minded theater managers could do no longer throttle true dramatic art. The renaissance of modern drama was in full swing with the advent of Ibsen.
If William Archer propagated the plays of Ibsen, it was Shaw who imported the real Ibsen spirit into English Drama. Highly original and independent in many ways, Shaw was immensely influenced by the plays of Ibsen and, like him, he became a champion of conferring the new freedom of subject-matter and technique on English drama. Since the appearance of his first play Widowers Houses in 1892, Shaw strode on the English stage like a versatile Titan almost till the end of his days. Among modern English dramatists, he proved the most zealous advocate o f rationalism and realism, brushing aside Victorian cobwebs, a proper climate for a
Man Superman Saint Joan. The volume of his dramatic production is so wide and varied that it is not possible within this limited space to do justice to the great services which he rendered to British drama. no more no less. which has no touch of the partisan spirit or the zeal of the propagandist. satirical. observed Shaw. to mention only some of his best plays. Moreover they do not banish emotion from their plays. and Galsworthy against the heartless but mighty social forces which crush the individual. ―My plays all have a purpose. above all. far more balanced. Both were revolutionaries in their own way. Shaw‘s realism and the naturalism of Barker and Galsworthy have to be distinguished further. brought English drama again into its own and provided inspiration and guidance to other playwright. often flippant. an attempt to present ―both fair and foul. Loyalties___Galsworthy shows himself at once a great artist and a great critic of society. Nevertheless.drama of ideas. in all his best plays___Strife. but the latter have nothing of the imp or the mountebank in them. Both deal with problems. Galsworthy is the more didactic of the two. mostly social in character. His Arms and the Mans. cold. Shaw is essentially an intellectual. Barker revolting against the tyranny of Victorian convention over the individual. penetrating. though both Galsworthy and Barker could not be absolutely dispassionate. Justice. . Their realism has been described as naturalism i. Candida. Barker expounds the ideal of self-realization.‖ The plays of Shaw are inspired by a conscious iconoclastic Galsworthy___the two other great luminaries in the firmament of modern drama___gave a version of realism in their work. englarging the dramatists vision and.e. Whereas Galsworthy tries to rub his moral home. ―I always have to preach‖. reserved and impartial than Shaw. but despite all his legal training. Shaw is essentially a talker and his plays about in discussion and a display of with but both Galsworthy and Barker subordinate sheer with and talk to the possibilities of life and the strong undercurrent of emotion which eventually sways human life. Barker leaves the public to drawits own moral. The Skin Game.‖ The naturalistic play is intended to be objective and impersonal. which Galsworthy strives to make out a case for tolerance and mutual understanding and accommodation. slowly forging an appreciative and responsive intellectual audience for his problems plays.
however. Horniman. not as intellectual at all as appealing primarily to the brain. Realism stimulates the brain but a touch of romanticism vivifies the heart. Later on. E. mention may be made of Quality Street (1903).‖ Owing to these aims and ideals the Irish playwright turned to the past of their country. It was not intended to make people think.‖ No account of modern British drama can be complete without a reference to the Irish Movement and the Provincial Repertory Movement. who provided the lies of romance by turning his face away from drab and cruel reality. . Dear Brutus. Yeats at their head. Among his other plays. A perfect master of technique. It also aimed at reforming the stage and turning it into a thing of beauty. The movement. what Every Woman Knows. Summing up his contribution to modern drama. joined this group of writers and provided funds with which the Abbey Theatre. B. which centers round a sweet love story full of his peculiar charm. are compact and wellknit. he was at best with children.‖ It was J. he produced plays which despite all their fantasy and romance. observes: ―It did not think of a play as either a sermon or a debate. The Irish Movement. M. whimsicality and quaintness. a blending of romance. Dublin. smiles and tears. which can best be described as ―Barriesque‖. And it is a children‘s play. also know as Celtic Revival. its myths and legends. Lynton Hudson.The popularity of realism and naturalism did not oust the romantic element altogether from the domain of modern drama. a wealthy English woman. Barrie. and concentrated on Irish themes and ideas. their approach was romantic and poetical. In a sense. who behave impossibly. humor and pathos. Barrie created a new type of play. A. The Admirable Circhton. In his plays. was constructed. Peter Pane (1904) in which he is at his best. describing this aspect to the movement. ―The lies of romance relieve the tedium of everyday life. Miss. but to make them feel to give them an emotional and spiritual uplifting such as they might experience at mass in a cathedral or at the performace of a symphony. presenting impossible characters. The new Irish Theater was founded in 1892 by a group of prominent Irish writers with W. Mary Rose are all plays for removed from realism. was not intended to espouse the cause of realism or naturalism. was essentially national in character. a Scottish novelist. Gifted with a child‘s fancy and make-belief. Lynton Hudson observes: ―In an age of growing cynicism he guarded the guttering flame of Romance and kept it from being quenched by intellectualism. He found solace in magic isles and imaginary dream islands.
Like Shakespeare. the Tinker’s Wedding and particularly The Playboy of the Western World. There he saw human nature both at its best and at its worst. The last was at once recognized to be his masterpiece after its performance at the London Theater in 1907. he is a dramatist pure and simple. His dramatic work is limited but it is of such a high order that his place in British drama is assured for all times to come. the best of which in Riders to the Sea (1904). Synge‘s best comedies are in the Shadow of the Glen. The best exponent of this comedy was the talented J.‖ . he never moralizes. Essentially a poet. The Irish Movement also inspired a new type of native comedy drawing its inspiration from Irish folk-lore and Irish peasantry. His contribution to drama lies essentially in the realism of poetry and symbolism. Synge also wrote a few tragedies. He also picked up the native speed and picturesque idiom of these people.Yeats glorified the national myths and legends and depicted primitive human emotions. he gave beautiful ideas and first-rate lyrical poetry but failed in characterization and plot construction. and the exuberance inseparable from all great geniuses. but also the gift of transmuting pathos and ugliness into poetry and beauty. ―not only a sure dramatic instinct and a keen insight into the motive forces of human character. Synge wrote six plays. whom Yeats discovered in Paris. Synge (1871-1909).‖ writes Hudson. like Shakespeare. ―Synge had. M. wasting his genius as a journalist. He had no sympathy with the didactic school of drama. Synge drew his inspiration largely from the simple fishermen of the Aran Isles.
Since then the provincial repertory theatre has played a significant role in both English and American drama. John Ervine. ―was almost as cheerful as a night in a morgue.Miss Horniman. woebegonely and as if they came to atone for lamentable sins. Unlike the Irish Theatre. Dublin. the Manchester and other English theatres were not intended to arouse or revive local nationalism. This drama was. It did much to popularize the drama of idea and represent the social life both of the rich and the poor of the highly industrialized towns of Manchester and Birmingham. Their drama was highly realistic and intellectual__in line with the work of Ibsen and Shaw. Other theatres notably the Liverpool Playhouse (1911). naturalistic and photographic but a bit too serious. It became the chief centre for producing talented playwrights and actors. even grim. slowly came into existence. ―A night in a repertory theatre‖. nor were they inspired by the poetic and symbolic aspects of life. wrote St.‖ . who had financed the Abbey Theatre. People went to repertory theatres as some Dissenters formerly went to chapel. also found money to start a repertory theatre in Manchester in 1907. of course.
Eliot have also attempted poetic drama.S. T. ―One can only guess what form the new drama will assume when it eventually finds its equilibrium. Stephen Philips possessed considerable dramatic genius. though it is not without a certain element of tragic grandeur. rustic folk. There are some of the main tendencies and types of modern drama. Finally he gave up poetic drama altogether and wrote only in prose. The play though written in prose is essentially poetic.An important phase of modern drama is found in the revival of the poetic drama along side of the naturalistic and realistic plays. with his oriental play Hassan. but used both prose and verse in them. Eliot‘s Murder in The Cathederal has proved a success. deserves special mention. Finally he gave up poetic drama altogether and wrote only in prose. figurative and rooted in the soil. In England poetic drama found its first exponent in Stephen Philiphs. he forged a new pattern of rhythmic speech. His best play is The Tragedy of Nan which presents a picture of rustic cruelty. including the rhymed couplet. but the plays of the others have failed to elicit much appreciation. It were John Drink water and John Mansfield who brought about the actual revival of poetic drama. His masterpiece is Abraham Lincoln a play on the life of the American president. It is written in highly colored prose. like Masefield‘s Nan steeped in the spirit of poetry. The plays of Yeats were poetic to a certain extent but the Irish Theatre eventually drifted from poetry towards realism. His other plays___Cramwell and Mary Stuart__are also historical. He produced four poetic plays. Masefield chose at first biblical or historical subjects and experimented with various lyric metres. What it will be in they ears to come is not altogether impossible to visualize. His characters are simple. whose blank verse plays enjoyed considerable popularity in the first years of the century. So he failed to work a revival of poetic drama.‖ Priestly is . Among other exponents of poetic drama John Flecker. Though the momentum of dramatic revival has not kept up a uniform pace during the century its future is not dark. but his poetic talent was not equally high. Gordromon Bottomley and T. terse. Drinkwater did not attempt to write in blank verse and thus escaped comparison with the great Shakespeare. but they didn‘t __come up to the level of Abraham Lincoln. Lawrence Binyon. Lord Dunsany. but it is.S. but he finally evolved a poetic idiom in prose like Wordsworth‘s like Synge.
com/drama/modern-english-drama/ Drama and English Literature BA (Hons) Intermediate award(s): CertHE.classic-enotes. The fallacy of Realism. One thing is sure: it must recover some of the things that it has lost. DipHE Full-Time Overview Course detail Features Careers Entry requirements Course overview The combination of Drama and English Literature offers a challenging and stimulating course of complementary study that seeks to enhance your theoretical and practical understanding of a varied selection of texts and performance practices. ―is that it assumes our mileposts to be as worthy of consideration as our goal: and that the especial post we are now passing reveals an eternal verity. It is also intended to equip you with a set of skills much in demand by a range of potential employers. It will most likely to be a swing-back of the pendulum that oscillates eternally between Romance and Realism. It may be.‖ http://www. Reading English Literature allows you to study some of the most interesting and exciting books ever written. as Galsworthy predicted. lyrical. and its province to describe the elemental soul of man and forces of Nature with beauty ad the spirit of discovery. the obvious beauties of romance and poetry. The English Literature course strikes a balance between the study of writers such as .not alone in thinking that it will be more closely allied with music and the ballet. as James Branch Cabell has put it.
Our department's bi-annual full-scale opera productions exploit to the full the superb resources of the Mumford Theatre. Additional course information Our Department of Music and Performing Arts is especially proud of its extensive programme of public concerts. Philosophy or Writing (creative or journalistic). both in English Literatureand Drama. and the exploration of less traditional areas like modern science fiction. Milton. children's literature and contemporary women's writing. and visiting artists and performers are regularly invited to give masterclasses and workshops. Wordsworth.Shakespeare. and Woolf. theatrical performances and workshops. . There is a regular series of weekly lunchtime concerts given by visiting professional musicians. You will take half of your degree from Drama and half from English Literature. Whatever area you choose to study. enabling you to engage with key performance texts and practices across the 20th and 21st centuries. you will enjoy the full support of our highly experienced teaching staff. Study visits to local and national theatres help broaden your outlook and add a further dimension to your studies. The English Literature course also offers opportunities to take modules in related subjects like Film. Our Department of Music and Performing Arts offers outstanding technical and theatre facilities that will give you the opportunity to hone those skills in a variety of exciting performance events. Dickens. Drama offers an excellent balance of theory and practice.
The Point of View Technique: A writer‘s style depends on the point-of-view technique: 1. It was cold in the fall in Milan and the dark came very early. and paragraphs so that he can produce a specific effect on the reader.‖ January 10. The omniscient point of view makes a fairly complex style. American Ernest Hemingway‘s economical and simple style and his choice of images reveal subtle shifts in his characters‘ psychosomatic states. short stories | Tags: Ernest Hemingway. It was a cold fall and the wind came down from the mountains. 2010 . 2. You can enjoy the well-known opening paragraph of the 1927 story In Another Country: ―In the fall the war was always there. but we did not go to it any more.English Literature – Poetry. The author has to carefully make use of sentences. 3. The first-person point of view can result in a simple style when it is recorded as ―spoken. point of view technique. The deer hung stiff and heavy and empty. The central intelligence produces a style that is slightly elevated above the level of intelligence of the focal character. In other words. and the snow powdered in the fur of the foxes and the wind blew their tails. and small birds blew in the wind and the wind turned their feathers.‖ but it is more complex if written. Short Story |  Comments Style is nothing but the author‘s perfect choice of words and their arrangements. Then the electric lights came on and it was pleasant along the streets looking in the windows. Novels. There was much game hanging outside the shops. language plays a major role. His style is mainly effective first-person narration. 2010 Author’s Style in the Short Story Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Drama. Essays and Literature Review ‗Holding Mirror Up To Nature‘ February 14. short stories.
Bimla becomes the professor of history. Anita Desai‘s ―Clear Light of Day‖. The interesting thing you‘ll notice is she skillfully synthesizes the image of house with the lives of the Das family. she succeeds in escaping completely by marrying off Bakul. This house is exactly in contrast with the house of Haider Ali and that is why Raja gets attracted towards it. Sometimes. And for that reason. the symbol of ―web‖ is described which is apt from every point of view. the noise produced by Baba‘s gramophone gives peace to her. they were just like the outsiders as Mr. Indian Writing in English | Tags: Anita Desai. the house reflects the mentality and sickness of the entire Das family.An overview on Anita Desai’s ―Clear Light of Day‖ Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Tara often goes to Mira Mansi and finally. Anita Desai beautifully describes the state of the Delhi city. Das and his wife were alive. nobody in the Das household enjoys life. So. Like Anita Desai‘s other novels. Clear Light of Day. Indian English novel | Leave a Comment The Imagery of House in Anita Desai’s ―Clear Light of Day‖ Written By Rakesh Patel I consider Anita Desai‘s ―Clear Light of Day‖ as a poetic novel as it considerably deals with symbols and suggestions. dust. the ―grey‖ color is described again and again. For her. Even when Mr. and disorder. For that reason. The mother was either engrossed in the cards or confined to the bed. As the novel begins. you‘ll notice that the house of the Das family does not change except decays. The house is associated with sickness. In this way. it is fair to remark that because of such sickness and dusty atmosphere of the house everybody feels ―suffocated‖ and that is why they try to find escape in one thing or another. The house of the Das family seems to be deserted and therefore. Baba seeks escape in music and plays his gramophone all the time. As I say the house does not change but decays. In other words. That is why Tara sometimes feels that even the ghost of her father could create the noise of papers and nothing else! . all merely exists! The sickness and disorder pervade in the mind of the family members. Her use of ―the house‖ imagery is at the center which signifies dust. Raja is attracted towards Haider Ali‘s house. dullness and decay. Das was known for his entrance. Bimla does not prevent Baba playing his gramophone loudly because she thinks that the silence of the house is more dreadful. the whole city seems to be dead and the houses are referred to in the novel as the ―tombs‖. the house plays a vital role behind the escapist nature of the Das household. Indian English Literature. the setting is Old Delhi. For this house of Das family.
She took her early education in Massachusetts. Anita. The Inheritance of Loss was published in early 2006. Literature | Tags: English Literature. and lived there until she was 14.The decaying aspect of the house is felt on the Das family and this why the whole family gets scattered and only Bim remains with Baba in the ―dead house‖. This novel won the 2006 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. It is neither an act from full length play. Clear Light of Day (Vintage U. she started writing in US. More specifically you can say that the duration of the play may be equal to the time normally required by an act from a full-length play.php?textId=65918 January 9. 2009 What is One-Act Play All About? Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature.com/viewText. One-Act play | Leave a Comment A one-act play is a type of play which does not necessarily consist of one act. This is how. 1971 in New Delhi.poetbay. Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss. After completing her education. K. The Inheritance of Loss | 1 Comment Kiran Desai was born on 3rd September. Random House. She shows what is the difference between the living pattern in India and abroad. December 27. India. Read the Novel: Desai. 2010 Kiran Desai – The Inheritance of Loss Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature | Tags: Kiran Desai. the house has symbolic significance. 1980) Copyright © Rakesh Patel The Original Resource: http://www. Literature. The subject of The Inheritance of Loss is set partly in India and partly in the USA. . Then she went to the United States with her mother. which plays a major role in the actions and deeds of the Das household and becomes the central episode in the novel.
and point of view. It also consists of all the elements that you find in a full-length play such as setting. Since it has a confined canvas. conflict. Jacobs‘s The Monkey’s Paw. and atmosphere leading to deep impression. enjoys a good position as one of the most popular as well as successful black female writers. multidimensional experience. W. The number of characters is bound to be small. She also won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. Her fifth novel Beloved (1987). . Though the orchestral representation. property. 2009 Toni Morrison’s Beloved – A Novel With Universal Appeal. Stanley Houghton‘s The Dear Departed. the unity of time. compassion with the humanity in poetic language. which is remarkable for its depth. but it certainly has to offer a slice of life as a piece of literature does. 2009 Toni Morrison Talks About Her Motivation For Writing Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature | Tags: Toni Morrison |  Comments October 1. Toni Morrison's Beloved | Leave a Comment Toni Morrison’s Beloved – A Novel With Universal Appeal. The characters and the experiences are not complex. Literature. October 28. Toni Morrison. theme etc. It normally represents a single situation. Some of the beautiful examples that you will love to read are Donne Byrne‘s The Professors. brilliance and universal appeal. Toni Morrison Beloved. and W. middle and an end. an American writer. novel. you can understand easily. Unlike a full-length play. Depth and Brilliance By Rakesh Ramubhai Patel Toni Morrison (1931). It also has an organic form with beginning. Her work celebrates the black experience by way of featuring mythic elements. rather it has a visionary and conceptual unity. stage.A one-act play is an independent as well as a self-sufficient form of art. characters. place and action do not function fully. action. won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. the life experiences it conveys can not be complex and difficult as it happens in a full-length play. You will see that a one-act play does not have episodic subjects. a throbbing effect may not be there in a one-act play. Depth and Brilliance Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature | Tags: English Literature.
Rakesh Patel is an aspiring poet. the quest for individual. several months after its publication. poetry | Leave a Comment Epiphany is a popular literary term almost every student of literature is familiar with. This tale is set in Reconstruction Ohio. The language is poetic which shows her lyric storytelling ability very clearly. 2009 Epiphany: A Manifestation or a Moment of Revelation Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. the importance of family and community.What is the Novel All About? The novel Beloved is the story of Sethe. poetry | Tags: definition of epiphany. an unfortunate mother who prefers killing her daughter Beloved rather than letting her grown up as a slave.com/?Toni-Morrisons-Beloved—A-Novel-With-Universal-Appeal. Read short poems by Rakesh Patel. . it‘s a great piece of work one should really appreciate for its merit. cultural identity. Themes in The Novel: The novel deals with many complex and enduring themes such as black Americans‘ relationship to slavery. She beautifully weaves a ghostly stale in a realistic narrative.com/?expert=Rakesh_Ramubhai_Patel http://EzineArticles. She makes use of multiple timeframe. Christian thinkers use this term to denote a manifestation of God‘s presence in this world. She beautifully makes a way for the fantastic occurrences in the novel like that of reappearance of Beloved. Though the novel stimulated considerable controversy.-Depthand-Brilliance&id=2977164 May 2. epiphany. It means a manifestation or a sign for something to come. Article Source: http://EzineArticles. Morrison’s Style in the Novel: Beloved is considered as Morrison‘s most successful novel. freelance writer. self-published author and teacher. It is because of Morrison‘s unique treatment to these themes her work achieve universality. accusations of racism. the nature of humanity. Morrison vividly sketches the dark picture of slavery and its dehumanizing effects with all mental and physical traumas inflicted on the survivals.
Short Summary of Beowulf: This epic poem describes the hero Beowulf marching with his fourteen warriors and arrive at the place of Heorot where he finds that he king of Heorot Hrothgar terrified by a monster called Grendel. 2009 Short Summary of Beowulf: the Greatest Epic or Heroic Poem Posted by Rakesh Patel under allegory. He adopted this term to secular experience. in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. to describe the most cherished moments. experiences seeing a young girl on the seashore. His novels and short stories consist of several epiphanies. Beowulf manages to kill Grendel and his monster-mother at his abode beneath a lake. the memorial knoll on the low cliff. as a thing divine. by someone whose name is not known. For instance. . His Prelude is full of such visionary moments: ’twas a moment’s pause. Wordsworth also employed this concept and his ideas revolved around some beautiful moments. epic. this idea of epiphany is artistically used to denote the sudden flare of revelation of an ordinary object. yet with Time it dwells. poetry | Tags: beowulf. It describes the selfless heroism of Beowulf. a climatic epiphany is a sort of revelation that Stephan. In modern poetry and fiction. The Specialty of the Poem: This epic poem has the magnificent ending. He dies of the wounds he got once during the combat fought with a dragon. And grateful memory. It is the earliest and the greatest epic or heroic poem. short summary of beowulf. James Joyce used it as ―moments‖. April 17. All that took place within me came and went As in a moment. He used it to signify a revelation at the time of perceiving a commonplace object. anguish of his people. in his Defense of Poetry (1821). story of beowulf | 1 Comment Beowulf was perhaps composed during the 9th century A. D. epic poems. which would route every returning mariner to guide a straight course to harbor in the memory of his dead hero. his short poetry like The Solitary Reaper deals with a moment of revelation. Shelley used it. epic.The term epiphany reminds of James Joyce who employed this word effectively in his work. epic poetry. epic poem. After that he returns to his country and becomes the king there and rules his kingdom for fifty years. Later on. For instance.
2. some consider these myths as Beowulf‘s successive fights with the three dragons as: 1. Martial. the overcoming of the threat of the sea. In French. the conflict with the hostile forces of nature defeated by man‘s will and perseverance. and the monster called Grendel. John Dryden. a half-divine hero. S. pointed and witty observation. which was trodden by the dykes. Some consider the later as a bear and some interpret it as the malaria of the marsh lands. Epigrams were in vogue in ancient times also which were in the forms of inscriptions on statues or stones. Coleridge used this form in the 19th century. Symbolic Interpretation: As for the symbolic interpretation. The term ―epigram‖ became popular after 18th century for the witty statements. the conquering of the sea by sailing upon it. Most of the short poems of Walter Savage were fine examples of non-satirical epigrams. Oscar Wilde was one of the famous epigrammatists. April 2. developed this form and used it as a short satire in verse. 3. John Donne. Some Latin poets like Juneval. there existed several northern legends of Beowa. Alexander Pope. 2009 What is Epigram? The Epigrammatists who made this Form Popular Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Beowulf is the epic portraying the picture of a brave man‘s death. and Jonathan Swift were often considered as the masters of epigrams. poetry | Tags: epigram poetry.Myth and Meaning of the Poem: The time when this poem Beowulf composed. As for the English literature. the poets such as Ben Jonson. Really speaking. epigrams | Leave a Comment Epigram is a form of poetry which is presented to show terse. Voltaire wrote fine epigrams. T. One of his epigrams shows that Romanticism did not preclude wit: . Literature.
haiku poem. Japanese form is traditionally printed in a single vertical line whereas. The form of haiku poems consists of a ―kigo‖ or ―kireji‖ or verbal caesura. It was the custom to make the carving of famous haiku upon natural stone in order to make poem monuments came to be known as kuhi. The Form and Structure: Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry which consists of 17 moare (also called ―on‖ or syllables) in 3 metrical phrases of 5-7-5 moare respectively. haiku examples. poetry | Tags: examples of haiku poems. Marlene Mountain was considered one of the first English-language haiku poets. haiku poetry. But most writers of this verse form in English use about 10 to 14 syllables with no formal pattern. halimbawa ng haiku | 1 Comment Halimbawa ng haiku means examples of haiku poems. examples of haiku poetry. haiku poems. This form has become so much popular that this form is often introduced in schools so that students can enjoy and learn. and their Forms Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. it is composed in 3 lines which is parallel to the 3 metrical lines in Japanese form. 2009 Halimbawa Ng Haiku: Examples of Haiku Poems. The writers of Haiku in English language make use of the following: • • • 3 lines up to 17 syllables a season word (kigo) a cut or kire (sometimes marked by a punctuation) to compare two images Influence of This Verse Form: . He wrote the verse in a single horizontal line inspired by the single vertical line of printed Japanese haiku.―On a Volunteer Singer Swans sing before they die – ‘twere no bad thing Should certain people die before they sing!‖ March 18. haiku. The single-line form normally contains fewer than 17 syllables. Literature. in English.
and in the English-speaking countries including India. in Russia. It was Feb‘ 2008 when the World Haiku Festival was held in Bangalore. 1. Rabindranath Tagore tried his hands at haiku in Bengali and made some translations from Japanese. Bashō‘s ―old pond‖ is one of the famous examples: furuike ya (fu/ru/i/ke ya): 5 kawazu tobikomu (ka/wa/zu to/bi/ko/mu): 7 mizu no oto (mi/zu no o/to): 5 Translation: old pond a frog jumps the sound of water 2. especially Ezra Pound‘s ―In a Station of the Metro‖ of 1913.000 haikus.The influence of haiku poetry is felt worldwide. It is found in journals in Japan. The Afro-American novelist Richard Wright composed around 4. in India. A classic hokku by Matsuo Bashō: fuji no kaze ya oogi ni nosete Edo miyage Translation: . in Northern Europe. At the time of the Imagist period. in central and southeast Europe. made this verse form famous in Gujarati. several mainstream writers and poets composed came to be known as ―hokku. Zeenabhai Ratanji Desai ‗Sneharashmi‘. his love for painting is clearly seen in the style of his poems. In the early 20th century. and its main intention was to gather haikuists from all over India and from Europe and the US. Examples of Haiku Poems: Buson is really considered as one of the greatest masters of haiga which is an art form where painting is combined with haiku.‖ in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern. And therefore. Haiku had a significant influence on Imagists in the 1910s.
Just friends: he watches my gauze dress blowing on the line. 2003) 4.the wind of Mt. 1983) 7. 1998) 5. Burnt Lake Press/Black Moss Press. Richard Wright (collected in Haiku: This Other World. Penguin Books. Red Moon Press. 1996) 8. 1984) 9. Alexis Rotella (After an Affair. lily: out of the water out of itself bass picking bugs off the moon Nick Virgilio (Selected Haiku. Arcade Publishing. 1988) 6. Merging Media. Alembic Press. downpour: my ―I-Thou‖ T-shirt Raymond Roseliep (Rabbit in the Moon. Fuji I’ve brought on my fan! a gift from Edo 3. meteor shower… a gentle wave wets our sandals . Snow in my shoe Abandoned Sparrow’s nest Jack Kerouac (collected in Book of Haikus. Whitecaps on the bay: A broken signboard banging In the April wind. an aging willow– its image unsteady in the flowing stream Robert Spiess (Red Moon Anthology.
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"to act" (Classical Greek: δράω. the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation. search For other uses. "Dramas" redirects here. which is derived from "to do".Drama From Wikipedia. drama). The enactment of drama in theatre. performed by . See also: Theatre Literature Major forms Novel · Poem · Drama Short story · Novella Genres Epic · Lyric · Drama Romance · Satire Tragedy · Comedy Tragicomedy Media Performance (play) · Book Techniques Prose · Verse History and lists Outline of literature Index of terms History · Modern history Books · Writers Literary awards · Poetry awards Discussion Criticism · Theory · Magazines Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance. For the indie rock band. draō). The term comes from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek: δρᾶμα. see The Dramas. see Drama (disambiguation).
It is this narrow sense that the film and television industry and film studies adopted to describe "drama" as a genre within their respective media. Drama is often combined with music and dance: the drama in opera is generally sung throughout. The early modern tragedy Hamlet (1601) by Shakespeare and the classical Athenian tragedy Oedipus the King (c. performers devise a dramatic script spontaneously before an audience. the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses. and some forms of drama have incidental music or musical accompaniment underscoring the dialogue (melodrama and Japanese Nō.org/wiki/Drama .actors on a stage before an audience. Considered as a genre of poetry in general. while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face). 429 BCE) by Sophocles are among the masterpieces of the art of drama. it has also been used to describe the more high-brow and serious end of the dramatic output of radio. Zola's Thérèse Raquin (1873) or Chekhov's Ivanov (1887). Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face). for example). "Radio drama" has been used in both senses—originally transmitted in a live performance. The use of "drama" in the narrow sense to designate a specific type of play dates from the 19th century. Contents http://en. unlike other forms of literature. Thalia and Melpomene. Drama in this sense refers to a play that is neither a comedy nor a tragedy—for example. The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. presupposes collaborative modes of production and a collective form of reception. In certain periods of history (the ancient Roman and modern Romantic) some dramas have been written to be read rather than performed. 335 BCE)—the earliest work of dramatic theory. A modern example is Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O‘Neill (1956).wikipedia. the drama does not pre-exist the moment of performance. musicals generally include both spoken dialogue and songs. is directly influenced by this collaborative production and collective reception. The structure of dramatic texts. In improvisation.
As far as literature is concerned. O Maid‖: ―The moan of doves in immemorial elms. And murmuring of innumerable bees. The use of sound in such a way that echoes or suggests the meaning is also called onomatopoeia for instance. 2009 Onomatopoeia Poems: Different Examples of Onomatopoeia in Literature and Poetry Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. examples of onomatopoeia poetry.English Literature – Poetry. in ―Meeting at Night‖: . the sound ―meow‖ represents the word cat. It represents the sound by way of imitating the word. And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep. onomatopoeia poems |  Comments The term onomatopoeia comes from the Greek word ―onomatopoeia‖ which means ‗wordmaking‘. poets make use of this feature and convey the meaning of their poetry by way of representing sounds. poetry | Tags: examples of onomatopoeia. in ―Song of the Lotus-Eaters‖.‖ Examples of Onomatopoeia Poems in Literature Tennyson. Drama. he describes the languorous life of the Lotus-Eaters by presenting words with sounds: ―Here are cool mosses deep.‖ Browning also used some unpleasant sounds.‖ See the effect of sound produced by the humming bees in the following lines from his ―Come Down. examples onomatopoeia poems. For instance. Essays and Literature Review ‗Holding Mirror Up To Nature‘ March 14. And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep. Novels. And through the moss the ivies creep. ―The moan of doves in immemorial elms.
―A tap at the pane. and ―splash‖. 2009 Elizabeth Barrett Browning And Her Poems: Critical Analysis Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. and ―the cackling hen‖ are good examples. ―the whizzing arrow‖. and ―vroom‖ sound of engine. elizabeth barrett browning critical analysis. ―bang‖. the whooping crane. Some words are evolved into new sounds or pronunciations in such a way that they go beyond the concept of onomatopoeia for instance. Certain phrases like ―the humming bee‖. the most common word ―zip/zipper‖ stands for fastener. ―beep-beep‖ sound of horn. the cuckoo. poems by elizabeth barrett browning | Leave a Comment . poetry | Tags: elizabeth barrett browning. ―hiccup‖. ―quack‖ for duck. the English word ―bleat‖ used for the sheep noise was pronounced as ―blairt/blet‖ in medieval times. March 7. elizabeth barrett browning poems. Words used for certain things or objects represent some sounds for instance. Examples in English Language: Some very familiar sounds which occur in English language are ―beep‖. Many birds are named after the sound they produce for intake.‖ It has become a literary device in which the sounds of words are used to suggest a sense of the subject. the quick sharp scratch And blue spurt of a lighted match. ―bark‖ for dog are very typical in English language. Examples in Synthetic Languages: Onomatopoeic words are wonderfully incorporated into the structure of synthetic languages. Certain animal sounds just like ―meow‖ for cat. chickadee. Sounds related to machines are often considered as the examples of onomatopoeia for instance. etc.
This poem appealed the populace most and she became so much popular that her fame name was placed beside Tennyson and Browning. As she recovered slightly. After that. it produced two great poets. eloped and married. It was the publication of Mrs. poets. and novelists of this age seemed to be moral teachers at heart. she met Browning and they fell in love. One of such poems was ―The Cry of the Children‖ which voiced the protest of humanity against the evil of child labor. February 28. The romance of their love is beautifully reflected in her ―Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)‖. Among them. The literary tendency of this age is quite ethical in spirit. they lived very happy life. ―Aurora Leigh‖. it came very close to the daily life. Elizabeth Barrett published a novel in verse.The poetry of the Victorian Age is rich that produced two great poets Tennyson and Browning. essayists. essays. So mush so. English Literature. she published ―Poems‖ some of them were impulsive but favored by the public. There are minor poets whose contribution to literature is equally notable. The literature of this age reflected its interests and problems and therefore. And therefore all the writers. she was considered for the poet laureate but finally. Browning‘s ―The Seraphim and Other Poems (1838)‖ that brought her literary reputation. when Wordsworth died. 2009 Victorian Literature: It Reflected the Interests and Problems of the Era Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Around 1845. The hero of the novel is a social reformer which suggests Browning and the heroine is enthusiastic which suggest Elizabeth herself. Victorian literature | 1 Comment The literature of the Victorian Age is remarkable for the variety of prose. this title was given to Tennyson. It has become the inspiring collection of love poems every student of literature would like to enjoy! For the fifteen years. Science and discovery . Victorian era literature. Elizabeth Barrett Browning rightly occupies a central position. her ill health and the shock of her brother‘s death made her broke down and was confined to the four walls of her room. In 1856. poetry | Tags: characteristics of Victorian literature. Tennyson and Browning. The social and moral ideals of the novel reminds of the Dickens and George Eliot. Her two poems ―Last Poems‖ and ―Poems before Congress‖ were published just after her death in 1861.
Macaulay Macaulay‘s historical knowledge serves in writing his literary essays. George Eliot If you read Silas Marner. You can also compare it with Ivanhoe as a historical novel. and you will learn his idea of criticism. about the Scotch poet. Also read his essays on Milton and Addison. Or what’s a heaven for? Dickens Dickens‘s experiences in life are reflected in his novels. Also read ―Heroes and Hero Worship‖ to know his idea of history.also influenced the age which presented truth as the sole object of human endeavor. You can read and make brief analysis of Tale of Two Cities with its plot. You can read History of England. characters. Tennyson‘s concept of faith and immortality is well expressed in In Memoriam Browning Browning. What To Read? Tennyson Tennyson. He deals with satire in his writing and has got great skills of critical writer. You can read his Essay on Burns. He is interested in Burns and for his power of lyrical expressions. The age is often considered as materialistic. and style. Her moral teaching is always convincing. Carlyle Carlyle is often called prophet and censor. . you will know what dramatic monologues are: Ah. as it happens in The Lotus Eaters Music that gentlier on the spirit lies Than tired eyelids upon tired eyes. Thackeray You can read ―Henry Esmond‖ to know Thackeray‘s realism. David Copperfield is in this respect shares some autobiographical elements. the optimism of his poetry. Everyone would enjoy reading Tennyson because of his thought and his melody of expression. his creed as it expressed in Rabbi Ben Ezra is worth reading. like Chaucer. If you read Fra Lippo Lippi or Andrea del Sarto. but the literature is an attack on materialism. Sartor Resartus reflects his some of experiences of his own life. he was a national poet. but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp. you will learn that George Eliot‘s ethical teaching is at the centre in this novel.
But as we see. it is often called ―metrical writing‖. His poetry and prose both are remarkable. it was termed as the ―Petrarchan convention‖ of artificial love poetry. The use of imagery and figurative language gives it unique character. February 19. This form started a fashion which influenced poetry in Europe. There is coldness and sadness in his verses. Later on. In Sohrab and Rustum. sonnet examples | Tags: sonnet examples. are rhythmic but not metrical in strict sense of the term. metrical and there is division of stanzas. January 31. education. labor. cadenced poetry of the Bible and free verse for example. books. Broadly speaking. Ruskin Ruskin is often considered as ―the prophet of modern society‖. and human society. poetry Leave a Comment Poetry is a form of literature composed in verse. It is its rhythmic use of language as a reason. Literature. . Poetry is a collective name for the cluster of poems. writing sonnets |  Comments The students of English literature are familiar with what sonnets are.Arnold The elements of Victorian life are reflected in Arnold‘s poetry. feelings and human experience in metrical language. His first two lectures in Sesame and Lilies give his views on wealth. It is one of the most ancient forms of arts. 2009 Poetry Form: The Nature of Poetry Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. woman‘s sphere. This form of poetry was probably invented in Italy during Renaissance. 2009 Sonnet Examples: The Development of the Form of Sonnets Posted by Rakesh Patel under poetry. A sonnet is basically a short poem of 14 lines composed in a special pattern. It is often fused with music in songs. It is normally rhythmic. poetry usually projects emotions. he makes use of classical elements. The form of sonnets was made popular by Petrarch.
in Milton‘s sonnet on his blindness. Petrarch set her up in his mind as the ideal woman and wrote around. idealized women remained the literary custom in poetry all over Europe. Dante had idealized Beatrice Portinary. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow’d Homer ruled as his demesne. And many goodly states and kingdoms seen. Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken. rhyme-pattern-of-sonnets Great poets like Milton and Wordsworth used the Italian form. Sonnet Examples Keats‘s sonnet ―On first looking into Chapman‘s Homer‖ is highly lyrical poetry written in the Italian form. However. On first looking into Chapman’s Homer Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold. As a result.He wrote sonnets addressing Laura de Noves whom he loved. Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Similarly. there is no such clear break between the octave and the sestet. Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He star’d at the Pacific—and all his men .
The problem deals with forgiving and forgetting wars. There are twentieth century poets like Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) and A. There is another modern poet Charles Causley who has written number of sonnets but his ―For an Ex Far East Prisoner of War‖ is very special for modern times. Remember me! I am that man whose brow with blood was wet. on the tree. E. It is about a problem which concerns all in this modern world. The line ―watcher of the skies when a new planet swims into his ken‖ beautifully expresses the excitements of the new discovery. This poem shows the ex-prisoner as a modern Christ who suffers on the cross and reminds of guilt and responsibility. like sword and ploughshare. into one. Faeing a fearful victory. that I was born And wore disaster in my winter face. as Lazarus from the dead to live. If you read this sonnet. five-wounded. I am that man. I am that man. It is easy for an ordinary poet to write a sonnet but the lyrical feeling may get lost in composing the form. long counseled to forget. Wept. 2009 . Returned. Housman wrote sonnets. walking in native city. January 17. upon a peak in Darien. I am that man. to forgive: And seizing the two words. I am that man who asked no hate. no pity. you will realize that how it is difficult to say that both lyrical and reflective poetry are different.Look’d at each other with a wild sunrise – Silent. For an Ex Far East Prisoner of War I am that man with helmet made of thorn Who wandered naked in the desert place. Hears his dead comrade cry. Any reader of English poetry should read Brooke‘s sonnets. with the sharp sun Beat them. Keats has maintained the correct sonnet-form without missing the lyrical feeling in it. with the sweating sky.
It was a protest and reaction against the decadent Spirit of the Renaissance. January 10. The makes use of the controversial topics such as the universality of Divine Providence. There is an instance where little of heroism remains in him when he takes the shape of toad to whisper in Eve‘s ear. shifty. There comes a time in the life and character of Satan getting distorted. Truly speaking. Satan is not only vanquished ignominiously. His character. and the unity of human race. milton's paradise lost. 2009 Milton’s Paradise Lost—An Epic Poem With All It’s Grandeur . At the close of the poem. in order to rouse the sympathy in the reader and for redemption. Paradise Regained | 1 Comment It is undoubtedly a matter of discussion whether Satan is really the hero of the epic or not. Satan is a Knight of Staygian Darkness who has all attributes of knightliness which gleamed in the romances and the epics of the Renaissance. the character of Satan-like Faustus-was glorified by Milton which was done at the cost of God. epic poem | Tags: epic. In the later part of the poem. though conquered. The Puritans were God-fearing. He is the heroic figure in the first two books. Satan‘s degradation is complete. It is all the truth if we consider together Paradise Lost where Man. Whereas. he was stirred up by the Spear of Ithuriel.Studying Milton’s Paradise Lost: Is Satan the Hero of the Epic? Posted by Rakesh Patel under epic. Satan is the product of Milton‘s love of enterprise and adventure. paltry creature as contrasted with the haughty. wins the readers‘ sympathies and the coming of the Greater Man is foretold. Puritanism is the potent force in Milton‘s work. Paradise Regained where the Divine Man triumphs. Satan is at the centre of Milton‘s Paradise Lost who dominates especially in Book I and II and in IV. his power his evil capacity must be exalted to show the epic greatness of the coming conflict. He is still an Archangel though he is rotting in the hell. Spenser‘s Faerie Queene has Knight of the Red Cross. but also appear before the reader a mean. Because of the influence of Renaissance. the other character in the epic. the hope of redemption from evil. desperate impersonation of evil of the earlier work. the reality of evil. man is really the heroic figure of the poem.
It concerns with the event of plucking the apple in the history of the race which has molded all its destinies. The third part concerns with the plot of Satan against man. Book III: Satan continues his voyage and lands on Mount Niphates.Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Book IV: The description of Garden of Eden. At first. The poem comes in twelve books: Book I: It deals with the Fall of Man. The Theme of the poem: The theme of Paradise Lost as an epic poem holds universal human interest. The second part depicts the creation of mankind. Satan therefore. The time represented is Eternity. The scene of the action is universal space. Satan comes to know that God has forbidden Adam and Even to eat the apple from the Tree of knowledge. His character is conceived magnificently. But with the deepening of his religious view. the story of King Arthur came into his mind. he turned from this secular theme to the Biblical narrative of the fall of man. The vast and vague dimensions of the poet‘s universe. poetry | Tags: milton's paradise lost. between Chaos and Hell. Above all. It is an epic of art based upon the classical conventions. epic. This epic poem Paradise Lost may be roughly divided into three parts: The first part deals with rebellion of the angels and their strife with God. From his earliest youth. The main interest of Paradise Lost is centered in Satan. They decide to attack God indirectly. It also depicts the Satan‘s defeated armies. in which supernatural beings pass between Earth and Heaven. The poem concerns itself with the fortunes not of an empire but of the whole human race. The characters are God and his creatures. the disobedience of Adam and Eve which became the cause for their exile from the carefree Garden of Eden and ultimately brought death and suffering in the world. all these baffle the imagination. Book II: It depicts the fallen angels making plot against God. Milton had determined to write a great epic. Satan makes his journey through space. paradise lost as an epic poem | Leave a Comment Milton‘s Paradise Lost was published in 1667. the figure of Satan is the dominating character. decides to tempt Eve in her dream to disobey God‘s warning. .
January 9. It is a polite world of fashion but Sheridan makes its vices appear foolish by exaggerating them in humorous portraiture. God therefore decides to drive them out from the Eden and this task is assigned to Michael. . Setting or Stage Craft. It consists of a series of gossipy and fast-paced scenes that exposes contemporary foibles through the actions of the characters. British dramatist whose work is considered the finest development of the comedy of manners in 18th-century England. They become aware of the sexuality and being ashamed of it. Richard Brinsley (1751-1816).Book V to VIII: Eve reveals her dream to Adam. Book X: God send his Son to justify Adam and Eve and save them from the destruction. comedy of manners |  Comments Sheridan. Sheridan‘s School for Scandal is considered to be his masterpiece. God foresees the trouble and so sends Raphael to prevent them from disobeying God. Book IX: Satan takes the form of serpent and tempts Eve to eat the apple. Scandal: A young girl married to an old man who has money by which he keeps this young girl and others engaged. This play is remarkable for five features: Plot Construction. His plot is usually from everyday life. Raphael talks about a new World of human beings and the structure of the universe. 2009 Analysis of School for Scandal—A Well-Crafted Comedy of Manners Posted by Rakesh Patel under comedy of manners. and Vision or Philosophy. they quarrel with each other. English Literature | Tags: Analysis of School for Scandal. He possesses excellent verbal talent and sense of theater. Michael makes both of them realize God‘s vision and intention. Sin and Death both enter in the Garden. and the world of mankind. Lady Sneerwell makes fun of such marriage and that‘s why she makes the plot. Characterization. Dialogue. Satan returns to Hell to rejoice his victory. Eve and Adam eventually both fall in the trap of Satan and disobey God. They are told to lead their life in the imperfect world until the second coming of the Son of God. It is an attack on artificiality of human behavior and sentiments. Book XI and XII: The Son persuades God not to destroy Adam and Eve.
Damnation Scene: (Humor and Irony of Situation) – Act IV-scene IV 1. He changes Ben Johnson‘s theory. Plot Construction The plot is sequential arrangement of events or casual cause and effects. The plot is executed well but gets discovered at last. Caricaturing is a part of scandal mongering. Joseph is totally exposed. they make such plot Wit: Wit means right thing at the right time. One starts and other ends.‖ Repartee: It is quick but intelligent response. They are rather caricatures. And the intention behind such wit is to improve the person. The plot is made by Lady Sneerwell and others which is executed by Joseph Surface by luring Lady Teazle. 2. The plot of the play is interesting and well-constructed. Crabtree remarks that it is ―the oddest countenance‖. True wit is from nature. They perform what their characteristics presented by their names. the conversation between Crabtree and Sir Benjamin about ‗defining‘ a woman shows wit at its best.The plot is a conspiracy which deals with how to make a suspicion in the mind of Sir Peter to separate him from his wife Lady Teazle. Act-iv – curtain episode – is situational comedy. Characterization is caricature. The conversation between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle is nice example of repartee. During the uncle‘s absence. For instance. Events are arranged both sequentially and casually which makes the plot perfect. They are the puppets in the hands of the dramatist. Lady Teazle leaves the old husband and makes love with Joseph. Characterization Both Charles Surface and Sir Oliver provide contrast. The characters of the play have their own significance by their names. The humor is created by such characters because of their limitations suggested by their names. For instance. their peculiar characters. Some people make a plot to break the relationship between Sir Peter and Lady Teazle. Lady Sneerwell and her company run the school for scandal. Sheridan‘s characterization draws upon the theory of Ben Johnson. He has qualities as his name suggests and he exploits and kills joy and all happiness by his witty remarks. Major characters Crabtree: Crab can climb on the tree and can sting. and ―it is a collection of features.‖ Sir Benjamin tells it to be ―an Irish front. there is no depth and roundness which provides humor. . Humor comes from the characters. He makes one particular characteristic or weakness appear and plays on it.
It was the place where the remarkable persons from all walks of life used to come. The characters disappear as soon as the characters‘ work gets over. The playwright delivers the message that we act foolishly as we are human beings then why punishment? December 29. Learning under the title of Grecian.‖ Charles Surface: He is an extravagant fellow. The better activities in politics led to a huge addition to the number of political clubs and coffee houses. 5. It requires good direction and skilled playwright to manipulate it. Lady Teazle: She is a simple character. As Peter says. a most eligible bachelor. education and more. It promoted the literary awareness in general. politics. Poetry fell under Will‘s Coffee-House. essays | Tags: cofee houses | Leave a Comment Coffee house is similar to our modern clubs. and Foreign as well as Domestic News came from Taint James‘ Coffee-House. 4. it is very well managed. Surface: He operates on surface level by leading superficial life.J. She is from village and young who marries an old man for money and for living in London. There is loyalty and sincerity in his character. He is a sentimental hypothetic. ―a model for the young men of the age. . 2008 Influence of Coffee Houses and Clubs Posted by Rakesh Patel under English Literature. Dialogue Witty dialogues are crafted one after another quick and fast. No character is seen who has no role to play. He is a scandal monger. Steel remarks that the activities of his new journal would be based upon the clubs. Vision There is no philosophy. Stage Craft Stage craft is very rare. These coffee-houses became so much popular that they became the ‗learning-houses‘ for literary business. He cares for his uncle. In his The Tatles. 3. The all kinds of accounts related to Gallantry. They were literary genius and used to discuss problems regarding society. He contrasts with his brother Joseph. Pleasure as well as Entertainment came under the articles of White‘s Chocolate-House. And witty repartees provide humor. The scene behind the screen and the damnation scene are well arranged in acts. simple fun in the play. In this play The School for Scandal.
in 1596 the second three followed. Spenser's Faerie Queene | Leave a Comment The illustrious name of Edmund Spenser occupies a place among the writers of England similar to that of Ariosto among those of Italy. 2008 Spenser’s Faerie Queene – A Romantic Allegory in Epic Scale Posted by Rakesh Patel under allegory. Charles Lamb‘s reference to Spenser appears to be ―the poet‘s poet‖. exemplifying friendship.December 21. The purpose is moral instruction through examples of virtuous conduct conveyed in the form of romantic allegory. The book V gives vividly the adventures of Artegall who is the Knight of Justice. Each of the twelve was to deal with some one aspect of virtuous conduct as practiced by the individual such as Holiness. In 1589. . and after his death two cantos and two odd stanzas of Book VII appeared. Another twelve books were contemplated to deal with three virtues from the political angle. Twelve ―books‖ were planned. the Maiden Knight of charity. the poet describes Britomar. representing Holiness. The last book deals with the adventures of Sir Calidore. The allegory of Spenser‘s Faerie Queene is complex. Spenser crossed to London and published the first three books. The figure of The Faerie Queene is not introduced at all. a noted humanist and by the religious atmosphere of his college. twelve being the traditional number of sections (cantos) in work of an epic scale since Homer‘s Iliad. The plot is exceedingly leisurful and elaborates. but Prince Arthur appears in each of the six finished books. The book-II tells the adventures of Sir Guyon. Justice and Courtesy. Spenser published only six books: The book I deals with the adventures of the Red Cross Knight. it has imaginative force and magical music. poetry | Tags: allegory. The construction of the plot is very obscure because it is an allegory. Spenser‘s Faerie Queene appeared in installments. the knight of Temperance. English Literature. Spenser was influenced by Gabriel Harvey. The general scheme of the work is expounded in the author‘s introductory letter addressed to Sir Walter Raleigh. exemplifying courtesy. There is huge space for digressions. The book IV deals with the legend of Triamond as Cambell. In book-III. The Faerie Queene (1590) is prefaced by a letter appeared to Sir Walter Raleigh in which the poet‘s purpose is stated and the plan of the work outlined. Each virtue was to be embodied in a separate hero.
as unit it is just long enough to give an easy pace to the slowly pacing narrative. Duessa may be Mary. each Knight was to represent a virtue. Merlin. Further. The unusual characters of the Arthurian and classical romance such as Arthur. Orgogio (Pride).By Faerie Queene. Archimago may be the Pope. 3. but shorter than the sonnet. and his warfare the strife against the contrary vice. vowel – music « Previous Page — Next Page » Search for: Archives . • The alliteration. Style • Spenser is highly imaginative • Subtle and sustained melody • Graphic word-picture • Magical color or atmosphere Technique • Archaic diction – where the occasion demanded. All the virtues were to the shown combined in Arthur.g. For example. he uses ―blend‖ for blind and ―kest‖ for cast. the poet signifies Glory in the abstract. The Elizabethan political-historical-religious elements are also allegorized. e. Glorina is Elizabeth. The Queen of Faerie holds a fast for twelve days. and the twelve books were to be concerned with the stories of the twelve adventures. 1. A Knight is assigned to each guest. He invented words or word-forms. 2. • He introduced Spenserian Stanza –longer than the usual stanza. On each day a stranger in distress appears claiming help against a dragon or giant or tyrant. Fauns and Satyrs. Fidelia (Faith). Queen of Scots. Duessa (Deceit). so that by this figure as well as by the nature of many of the incidents the poem was related to the great tradition of the ―matter of Britain‖ Allegory Though the story three strands keep running and twisting. The allegorical moral & religious virtues or vice such as Una (Truth). and Queen Elizabeth in particular.
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