Guidelines for writing Poems, Stories and Tales

What is the thesis of The American Scholar?

What is the main idea of The American Scholar? The main idea of ‘The American Scholar’ is that through connection to nature, understanding of books, and action a man can become more educated. The American scholar must use self-direction to establish confidence and embark on creative endeavors. What is Emerson message in The American Scholar? […]

What is the theme of Grendel?

Grendel explores the power, consequences, seductions, and deceptions of various forms of language. Language is what separates Grendel from nature and from his mother. His ability to speak marks him as different from the rest of the natural world that cannot respond to him. What is the theme of Beowulf vs Grendel? Good against Evil […]

Who is the speaker in My Last Duchess?

The Duke is the speaker of the poem, and tells us he is entertaining an emissary who has come to negotiate the Duke’s marriage (he has recently been widowed) to the daughter of another powerful family. Who is the speaker speaking to in My Last Duchess? the Duke In the poem, he’s talking about his […]

Who are Caroline poets?

The Caroline period saw the flourishing of the cavalier poets (including Thomas Carew, Richard Lovelace, and John Suckling) and the metaphysical poets (including George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Katherine Philips), movements that produced figures like John Donne, Robert Herrick and John Milton. What is the Caroline poetry? It is made up of three poetic schools— Metaphysical, […]

Who wrote Hawk Roosting?

Ted HughesTed Hughes, one of the 20th century’s most prominent poets. In the poem, taken from Hughes’s second collection, Lupercal, a hawk is given the power of speech and thought, allowing the reader to imagine what it’s like to inhabit the instincts, attitudes, and behaviors of such a creature. Why did Ted Hughes write hawk […]

Where is Gilgamesh in the Bible?

Genesis 1–11 and the Epic of Gilgamesh (Old Testament in Cultural Context) The flood narratives found in the Epic of Gilgamesh and in the book of Genesis are quite similar. The stories have the same plot beats and similar characters. Is there a Gilgamesh in the Bible? Various themes, plot elements, and characters in the […]

How many questions does dream deferred ask?

If “Harlem” begins with a big question—“What happens to a dream deferred?”—the rest of the poem speculates on how best to answer that question. Hughes’s “answer” takes the form of five questions and one conjecture. What happens to a dream deferred questions? The question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” appears to be answered with […]

What is figurative analysis?

It uses an ordinary sentence to refer to something without directly stating it. Understanding figurative language is an important part of reading the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), where management may use a metaphor to help explain complicated concepts or directions that the company is taking. What is figurative and example? Figurative language includes figures […]

What is an anaphora?

What is an example of an anaphora? Here’s a quick and simple definition: Anaphora is a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences. For example, Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech contains anaphora: “So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New […]

When did Alfred Lord Tennyson die?

What is Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s most famous poem? Top Alfred, Lord Tennyson Poems The Charge of the Light Brigade. Perhaps Tennyson’s most famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” contains the quotable line “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” … In Memoriam. … A Farewell. … Crossing the Bar. … The Lady […]