Discuss the influence of the translation of the Bible on the development of prose
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In the development of Elizabethan prose, the Translation of the Bible or the Authorized Version of the Bible had a great influence. The task of translation was completed by the order of King James I in 1611. The need for a standard text was left at Hampton court in 1604. King James I was present at the conference and approved the project of translating the Bible. Forty-seven scholars were appointed for the task. They were divided into six companies, each receiving a certain portion of the Bible for translation. And each company revised the work of its fellow translators. The task began in 1607 ..read more
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Write a note on the works of Alexander Pope
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The literary works of Alexander Pope are found to cover a long period, from 1709 to 1743, during which may be traced three distinct stages of his authorship. Each stage, however, bears testimony to his excellence as well as originality as a literary master.  The first stage, which is mainly the formative but most active literary period of Pope’s workmanship, consists of several publications—Pastorals, An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock, The Windsor Forest, The Temple of Fame, Verses to the Memory of an unfortunate Lady and many other shorter works, of those works, The Rape of the ..read more
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Write a note on the classification of Shakespearean drama
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The world of Shakespeare is the most interesting literary world in English literature. After the Greek and Roman dramatists Shakespeare is the greatest playwright who created a world of imagination and insight that remains unique till today.  There is endless discussion concerning the plays that are usually accepted as being Shakespeare. All the manuscripts of his plays have perished. Shakespeare himself printed none of the texts. His plays appeared singly in quarto during his lifetime and they were all unauthorized editions. In 1623 seven years after his death the first folio edition was ..read more
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Write a note on Shakespeare's dark or sombre comedies
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The dark or sombre comedies of Shakespeare include All's well That Ends well, Measure for Measure, and Troilus and Cressida. Though comedies in the sense that they end ‘happily’, their tone is sombre and tragic. They reflect a cynical, disillusioned attitude to life, and a fondness for objectionable characters and situations. In them Shakespeare displays a savage desire to expose the falsity of romance and to show the sordid reality of life.  Troilus and Cressida, All's well that Ends Well, Measure for Measure are known as dark or sombre or gloomy comedies because of certain features whic ..read more
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Assess the importance of Scott in the history of the English novels
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In the romantic literature of the first half of the 19th century, Sir Walter Scott is a significant name. He started as a poet, won fame for his poetry, but gave up his poetical career, as Byron emerged as a poet, took up novel-writing and achieved immortality. It is actually as a novelist, that Scott’s name is today celebrated in English literature, and his poetry is read now rarely, and as such the poet, in him has today a little reputation or even recognition.  In fact, Scott’s fictional works have actually given him a triumphant position in the history of English literature. He i ..read more
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Write a short essay on Elizabethan prose
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The literary flowering in the Elizabethan age, under the impelling influence of the Renaissance, no doubt, mainly took place in the realm of poetry and drama. But English prose, too, found inspiration from the Renaissance, and grew in stature and quality in the great Elizabethan age. The English prose of the Elizabethan age, however, is found much under the influence of poetry. The bulk of the prose writings of the age is not argumentative or instructive. This is rather imaginative and impulsive. It is a sort of poetical prose, and this forms the best and bulk materials of Elizabethan prose wr ..read more
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Write a note on Swift's contribution to the eighteenth century
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Of the great literary figures in the prose literature of the eighteenth century, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) stands out singularly. In him is seen a queer literary genius. His place is not certainly with the highest literary talents in English, yet he is a name greatly popular with a wide circle of readers of English. He has won a unique prestige in home and abroad with his Gulliver’s Travels that has its parallel in popularity only in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.  Jonathan Swift, an Irishman by birth, was a talented literary man, who, however, lacked consistency, and could not shine, as he ou ..read more
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So long as men can breathe,or eyes can see; So long lives this.explain!
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These are the concluding lines of “Sonnet-XVIII" composed by William Shakespeare, the famous dramatist and poet of the Elizabethan period. These lines suggest the immortality of the fair youth as well as the pride and confidence of the speaker.  In these lines the speaker has rounded up what he has said in the other twelve lines of the poem. The beauty of the fair youth is better than that of a summer's day for several reasons. Rough winds blow and destroy the blooming roses in summer. It is short and its temperature changes frequently. Not only a day in summer but also all the beautiful ..read more
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Shall I compare thee to a summer's day ; Thou art more lovely. explain!
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These are the two opening lines of Shakespeare's Sonnet -XVIII. Here the poet highlights the quality of his friend by comparing him with a summer's day. The poet wants to glorify the beauty and quality of the person to whom he has addressed this sonnet. It is generally thought that the figure whom Shakespeare addresses in sonnet XVIII is his friend the Earl of Southampton. Whoever may be the person the poet concentrates on the physical and spiritual aspects of that person. At first the poet compares him with the beauty of a summer’s day. It is worth noting that summer in England is not like th ..read more
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A sweet disorder in the dress; Kindles in clothes a wantonness! Explain
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The lines have been quoted from “Delight in Disorder”, one of the beautiful lyrics composed by Robert Herrick. The quoted lines are the opening couplet of the poem. Here the poet introduces the theme of ‘sweet disorder’ in the poem. He says that a sweet disorder in the dress of his beloved has kindled a wantonness in her clothes revealing her personality.  The idea that imperfections and inconsistencies can enhance the appeal of a person is introduced in the lines. The poet or the speaker of the poem finds delight in his beloved’s whimsical way of choosing clothes and dressing herself as ..read more
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