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Title      : BEN - 22 Poetry, Drama and Fiction
Subject      : English
copyright ©  2018     : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
Chapters/Pages      : 26/336
Total Price      : Rs.      : 245
 
 
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John Milton : On his Blindness Total views (269)  
John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London and educated at St Paul's and Christ's College, Cambridge. After taking his degree at Cambridge, he devoted himself to studies for another five years staying in his father's village, Horton, and making the preliminary study to become the author of a poem which, as he said, "the English nation would not willingly let die". The poems which he penned at Camb ......
Pages: 9
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John Milton : On Shakespeare Total views (277)  
This is a poem of tribute to the greatness of Shakespeare. Milton whose reputation perhaps stands next only to that of Shakespeare in the world of English letters pays a respectful tribute to the great playwright in these lines. It was one of the poems that Milton wrote when he was yet a student at Cambridge.
Pages: 6
Price: Rs 4.5   
 
John Donne: the Good-Morrow Total views (271)  
Two of Donne's widely read poems are "The Good - Morrow" and "Death be not Proud". Please do not limit yourself to reading this unit. To have the first hand experience of reading Donne, better read the text a number of times. Memorise a few significant lines and include them in your answer.
Pages: 11
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John Donne: Death be Not Proud Total views (270)  
In this poem the poet's treatment of death is unconventional as well as typically metaphysical. And he does so by making use of images and ideas drawn from varied sources like primitive beliefs and religious mythology. Reflecting on Donne's unique manner of using scientific facts and common myths, writes a critic, "In such a poem as this or The Good- Morrow or again any other of Donne, it is irre ......
Pages: 7
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George Herbert: The Gifts of God Total views (268)  
This unit gives you a detailed analysis of the poem, "The Gifts of God". It also introduces you to George Herbert, the writer of this poem. A brief biographical sketch of the poet is followed by a note on the salient features of metaphysical poetry. It would be wise on your part to read the poem carefully at least twice and then try to analyse it. The Glossary, given soon after the text of the poe ......
Pages: 8
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John Dryden : A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day Total views (269)  
This unit gives you a detailed analysis of the poem, "A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day". But before proceeding with the analysis I would like you to know a few things about Dryden, the poet and his literary background. The unit also carries a brief note about the particular occasion for which "A Song for Saint Cecilia's Day" was written. This is followed by an explanation about the form of the poem ......
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 
William Wordsworth: Michael Total views (269)  
The unit dwells over the importance of "Michael" as a poetic creation of Wordsworth. The unit also illustrates why Wordsworth richly deserves to be considered as a poet of man. The poem is a fine example of Wordsworth's intense sympathy and concern for the common man. Let me tell you, students, that "Michael" is a long poem. But it must be able to sustain your interest because the emotional experi ......
Pages: 23
Price: Rs 17.25   
 
Frost at Mid Night by Coleridge Total views (268)  
Coleridge is one of the greatest Romantic Poets of the nineteenth century England. Wordsworth who is also one of the great Romantic poets came into contact with Coleridge and both of them inaugurated the Romantic school by publishing Lyrical Ballads in 1798. Other romantic poets are John Keats, Shelley and Byron.
Pages: 9
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Nissim Ezekiel: Good Bye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S. Total views (271)  
Nissim Ezekiel is well- known for post independence Indian - English verse. His forte is simple and conversational style. He was born on 14 December 1924 in Mumbai. Ezekiel belonged to Jewish community known as 'Bene Israel'. He studied in London for a philosophy course and did his post-graduation in English at Mumbai. He published his first collection of poem titled A Time of Change in London.
Pages: 16
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A.K. Ramanujan : Obituary Total views (273)  
Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1929 - 1993) was a reputed scholar of Indian Literature, who gave new focus to English and Kannada languages. He performed multitasks in his art : tasks being an Indian poet, scholar and author, philologist, folklorist and even a playwright. Symbolism was his forte and he was a master in this art. He represented numerous themes with overtures of symbolism. His work ......
Pages: 8
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The Silver Box - A Comedy in Three Acts Total views (275)  
John Galsworthy ( 1867 - 1933 ) A thought provoking poet, novelist and a Dramatist is one of the prominent Libertarian, who discussed the various problems of Modern life in his literary genres. The Noble laurete of 1932 in the field of Literature was a finest critic and interpreter of Contemporary English life.
Pages: 3
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The Silver Box Total views (271)  
This Act is filled with full of actions and gives you a picture of class structure of England that prevailed during the beginning of 20th century. Act - I comprises of three scenes. The action of all the three scenes take place at Rockingham Gate, London precisely at John Barthwick's dining room. All the major characters are introduced to the readers.
Pages: 8
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The Silver Box Total views (271)  
The major events that take place in this act is Mr. Snow, an hired detective of Mr. Barthwick finds The silver box in Mrs. Jones lodgings and arrests her, he also arrests Mr. Jones the real culprit for interrupting him to perform his duty. He then goes to Mr. Barthwick and advice him to keep / hire a solicitor. Roper the solicitor was asked to come and listen to the case and help them out to avoid ......
Pages: 7
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The Silver Box Total views (271)  
This scene do take place at London police court at one O'clock on the following Wednesday, exactly 8 days later. And the trial of Mrs. Jones is yet to begin, we see the Magistrate. Snow and Jack are standing as witness to the crime that Jones have committed. The charge of theft is dropped from the charge sheet, Mrs. Jones is acquitted, where as her husband Jones was sent to prison for a month's ha ......
Pages: 5
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George Bernard Shaw : Arms and the Man Total views (274)  
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), born and educated in Dublin is perhaps one of the most significant play wrights and thinkers of England in this century. He was the son of a minor civil service official. He failed as a businessman and took to writing in 1871. Though his early writings in the form of articles and novels did not bring him any success he fervently dedicated himself to serious study ......
Pages: 17
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George Bernard Shaw Total views (272)  
Captain Bluntschli the professional Swiss soldier is the hero of the play. He is now serving in the Serbian army. He is thirty four years old and has inherited a small fortune in Switzerland. Bluntschli is totally a realistic person who knows about the stupidity of war and can see through the preposterous romanticism of war.
Pages: 12
Price: Rs 9   
 
Major Trends in English Drama-A Brief Survey Total views (275)  
"From the dramatic point of view, the first half of the nineteenth century was almost completely barren. Many of the major poets had tried drama, but none of them had achieved any success. The greater part of their work never saw the stage"-(Albert). The professional theatre of the period was in a low state. Among the respectable middle classes it was despised as a place of vice.
Pages: 16
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Wit, Humour and Satire in Shaw Total views (272)  
Shaw has often been regarded as a mere wit, and not a humorist or a comedian in the true sense of the word. Others have called him a satirist, lacking the true comic spirit. Let us examine the exact significance of these terms, from our own estimate of the comic genius of Shaw, and see what contribution, if any, he has made in the field.
Pages: 72
Price: Rs 54   
 
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Total views (272)  
One of the most widely read novels of Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice. Do not limit yourself to reading only the units on Pride and Prejudice. Though Pride and Prejudice is for non-detailed study, a sincere student of literature must read the original text. Read the unabridged text. If you have cared to follow my earlier advice, I am certain that the experience of reading the text has sensitiz ......
Pages: 11
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Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Total views (271)  
Mrs Bennet's brother and sister-in-law arrive. The Gardiners have a significant role to play in the novel. They are amicable, intelligent and helpful. The arrival of the Gardiners puts more plot into action. Mrs Gardiner recommends that a change of scene may do Jane good in her disappointment over Bingley and invites Jane to spend some time with them in London.
Pages: 17
Price: Rs 12.75   
 
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Total views (271)  
Elizabeth plays the piano at Fitzwilliam's request and Darcy stands by the piano, unhappy about his aunt's rudeness in talking while Elizabeth is performing. Lady Catherine purposely snubs Elizabeth and suggests that she should practise the piano more often and is free to use the servant's room. Note how artistically Jane Austen uses the device of parallelism.
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice Total views (271)  
In unit 20, I propose to cover the following topics- Title of the Novel, Comic Irony, as a Domestic Comedy, Social life as delineated in the novel, Plot and Theme, Characterization etc. A plenty of critical material is available on Jane Austen. In this unit I have not only quoted from critics but also suggested, for further reading, a few works which have appeared on Jane Austen.
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 11.25   
 
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist Total views (271)  
One of the widely read novels of Dickens is Oliver Twist. Do not limit yourself to reading only the units (21-24) on the text. Though the text is prescribed for non-detailed study, a sincere student of literature must read the original text. Read the unabridged carefully.
Pages: 3
Price: Rs 2.25   
 
Charles Dickens : Oliver Twist Total views (271)  
Let me give you a fairly long analysis of Oliver Twist. Also, in this unit, I give you a number of questions which are text-based. Answers to these questions are given in unit 24. Those of you who have read the text would be able to answer the numerous questions on incidents and characters. To help you locate the right answer, I have also mentioned the chapter number.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 
Charles Dickens : Oliver Twist Total views (271)  
I intend to outline the character of Oliver Twist, Mr Bumble, Nancy, Monks and Fagin. Notice how the traits of a character are substantiated with reference to the novel. Perhaps you also know something about their physical features and mental disposition. Now proceed to know a little more.
Pages: 10
Price: Rs 7.5   
 
Charles Dickens : Oliver Twist Total views (273)  
In this unit, I propose to give a picture of the society in general. You could check your response with the answers given in this unit. Immense research work is done on Dickens. I have suggested a few books for further reading. I have also added questions for self-study.
Pages: 8
Price: Rs 6   
 


 
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