The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy can be said to be a very suggestive critique of the rush of scientific discoveries and developments which dominated the Victorian Era.
The Unknown Citizen is a satirical poem by the poet W.H. Auden in 1939. It is based on a regular citizen or a common man in a state controlled by the government. Auden in the poem describes a citizen for whom a monument has been erected as an example of a citizen with no faults. Auden in the poem critiques modern society and its functioning.
The poem “The Centaur” by May Swenson is a beautifully written narrative poem told through the eyes of a woman looking back to her childhood.
In the poem Swenson uses such elements as language, imagery, structure, and point of view to aid in conveying the message of the poem.
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights was first published in 1847 and ranks high on the list of major works of English literature. A thrilling tale of passion and vengeance set in the Yorkshire Moors in 1847, the novel has inspired no less than four film versions of modern times.
The poem is an epitome of the love-lover relationship where love stands alone surrounded by the bleeding hearts of the lovers. It depicts how the lovers fall prey to the almighty in order to make the love perfect in the truest possible sense.
From the 16th to the 17th century is in many senses a major transition in the history of England and commensurately, in the literature of the period that we are now studying. In this Post we will acquaint you with the very basic question as to why these years are labelled as “The Restoration” in England.