Short Questions From Middle English Alliterative Poems :William Langland’s "The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman" and "The Pearl"
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge ‘s Definition of Primary imagination, Secondary Imagination, Willing suspension of disbelief, Organic wholeness of a poem and Fancy
T. S. Eliot’s influence upon Modern Literary Criticism: Defining “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
"A book is not harmless merely because no one is consciously offended by it."-
T. S. Eliot’s influence upon Modern Literary Criticism: Unification of Sensibility and Dissociation of Sensibility
- Caedmon (650?-680?), considered the earliest of the Anglo-Saxon Christian poets. The first English poet of whom we have any knowledge. Originally employed as cowherd at the Abbey of Whitby, he became a singer when somewhat advanced in life.The only information concerning Caedmon is in the Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (731), by the English theologian Saint Bede the Venerable.
Themes were mostly battles, natural disasters, religion, hard daily life and monsters etc.
- Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon epic poem, the most important work of Old English literature . Although the date of the poem is unknown, the earliest surviving manuscript is believed to date from the late 10th century. The manuscript, written in the West Saxon dialect, is in the British Library in London. On the basis of this text, Beowulf is generally considered to be the work of an anonymous 8th-century Anglian poet who fused Scandinavian history and pagan mythology with Christian elements.
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
Upon the brimming water among the stones
Are nine-and-fifty Swans.
The nineteenth autumn has come upon me
Since I first made my count;
I saw, before I had well finished,
All suddenly mount
And scatter wheeling in great broken rings
Upon their clamorous wings.
I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,
And now my heart is sore.
All's changed since I, hearing at twilight,
The first time on this shore,
The bell-beat of their wings above my head,
Trod with a lighter tread.
Unwearied still, lover by lover,
They paddle in the cold
Companionable streams or climb the air;
Their hearts have not grown old;
Passion or conquest, wander where they will,
Attend upon them still.
But now they drift on the still water,
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake's edge or pool
Delight men's eyes when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?
Author's Other Contributions:The Man of Property (1906), In Chancery (1920), Awakening (1920), To Let (1921),The Forsyte Saga (1922),The White Monkey (1924), The Silver Spoon (1926), Swan Song (1928), Maid in Waiting (1931), Flowering Wilderness (1932), Over the River (1933), End of the Chapter (1934), Strife (1909), The Pigeon (1912), Old English (1924), and The Roof (1929).
Glory: Galsworthy was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in literature.
John Dryden in Defence of English Dramatists And Ingenious Plan for Writing His Essay of Dramatic Poesy
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