AD's English Literature

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Socio-Political Background of Shakespeare’s Times

Every man in a sense is the product of his age and since Shakespeare was a man, he must have represented his age. This is not to say that he did not exceed his age for that would be to strip him of his native genius, the indelible mark of which is impressed forever in the history of world literature. It is just to point out that such a remarkable man represented in his person and works a very remarkable age, Elizabethan England.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Kafka's “The Metamorphosis”: Loneliness, Frustration, and Oppressive Guilt Seen through Existentialism and Surrealism

Kafka’s work, like all the best literature, is multidimensional can mean different things to different people. As such his Metamorphosis is so rich that we can find many deeper meanings. Aabye Kierkegaardian existentialism and surrealism- the realm of dreams and the unconscious mind shape the Kafka's Metamorphosis to put forth the loneliness, frustration, and oppressive guilt of an individual threatened by anonymous forces beyond his comprehension or control.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 105


A Set of Objective Questions & Answers
UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
Here is some kind of random stuff for the test with the sole purpose of time management. 




1. Match the List I with List II
List I
List II
1 Dr. Johnson says
A . “Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”

2 The Mistakes of a Night
B fictional biography
3 Oscar Wilde
C “There is no moral purpose in Shakespeare”
4 Cavalier poets
D   first used by Swift  in The Battle of the Books
5 Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus
E Geoffrey Chaucer 
6 The phrase ‘Sweetness and Light’
F sub-title of She Stoops to Conquer
7 Lord Peter’s forcibly cutting of a lock of Miss Arabella Fermor’s hair
G not a member of the ‘pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’
8"Father of English Poetry" 
H an elegy written on the death of John Keats
9 Adonis
IThe Rape of the Lock
10 Modern Fiction, Virginia Woolf
J band of poets in 17th Century who supported Charles I.  They are Ben Jonson, Thomas Carew, Richard Lovelace, John Suckling, and Robert Herrick.

Ans: 1C, 2 F,3G,4J ,5B,6D,7I,8E,9H,10A

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Major Functions of Creative Commercial Writing

What is Creative commercial writing?

In the broad perspective of language and the functions, what it performs, creative commercial writing is the very superior market genius in it. Look at the Ads in the publishing media or even in the domain of paid review or writing, millions are involved- they run after the money not for the name or fame of the Poetic Muse. Writing and creative commercial writing, though closely related, are not exactly the same. Both are art involving using the thought process to produce eligible words or sentences. While every normal human being writes, not every normal human being makes creative commercial writing always. Anything that proceeds out of the eligible words could be regarded as writing. Creative commercial writing goes beyond this, as it involves conveying a particular message to a particular reader at a given time in such a way that the said reader gets the message clearly. This is difficult to determine, since we do not have access to one another’s minds. However, the kind of feedback given during and after a creative commercial writing could be a gauge of this. Creative commercial writing could, therefore, be seen as a projected writing. This presupposes a writer giving out information to a reader that has bought specifically to read from him/her. Notice that a creative commercial writing could be both subjective and objective. Whichever the type, all creative commercial writings share some inalienable features, which we shall consider shortly. A good creative commercial writing requires a good creative commercial writer.

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 104

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & AnswersUGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK 


1.  Pamela by Richardson: Novel as a popular genre began with Richardson's Pamela in 1740.

2.   But the journey of Novel began in 14’Th and 15’Th centuries in the process of formation in the form of romantic tales based upon adventures and romantic episodes. Malory's- Morte D'Arthur ; Chaucer’s- The Canterbury Tales ; Thomas More's- Utopia; Sidney's –Arcadia; Lodge's- Rosalynde; Greene's- Pandosto ; John Bunyan’s- The Pilgrim's Progress and  The Life and Death of Mr. Badman  (Other contributed: Lyly, More ,Bacon Delony, Dekker and Nashe)

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