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02 Oct

Nationalism and Linguistic Improvisation in the Poetry of Robert Burns

Nationalism and Linguistic Improvisation in the Poetry of Robert Burns Robert Burns, considered today as a major Scottish cultural icon, articulated in his poetry a strong nationalistic fervour. His poems which demonstrate different aspects of patriotism and Scottish cultural renewal, contribute strongly to his status as a national poet. Burns drew on Scotland’s rich store of hi

02 Oct

Circular and Linear Repetition in Waiting for Godot

         Repetitive Actions, Cyclical Processes and Time Mazes: Circular and Linear Repetition in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett’s most influential play Waiting for Godot (1955) is a postmodern narrative that has employed to a large extent, the strategy of repetition. The play, through varied manifestations of repetition, explore

02 Oct

Author and Authorship

Author and Authorship The term author has been subjected to much historical examination and analysis within academic circles, especially in the last few decades of the twentieth century. An etymological research to understand the relation between the words author and authority would be much insightful in this context. It appears that the Latin-to-French auctor is the fork in the road

02 Oct

Turn of the Screw Analysis

Turn of the Screw Analysis Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a classic ghost story in Gothic literature, known for its psychologically and sexually charged themes and content. Originally published in 1898, it has lent itself to different layers of interpretation, often mutually exclusive, including those of a Freudian nature. The novel seems destined, like Ha

02 Oct

Lord of the Flies- An Analysis

Lord of the Flies- An Analysis Published in 1954, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies survived an initial lukewarm response to become one of the bestsellers of all time. In simple terms, it is a novel of boyish adventure, and as such, its outline is familiar. Vivid accounts of the adventure of a group of boys trying to organize life on an uninhabited island have been t

27 Jun

The Chance of Humming by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Chance of Humming (Pearls from the Deep) Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Summary and Analysis “The Chance of Humming” by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi emphasises the importance of living in the present. The poem views life as a journey. A harmonization of opposites is necessary if one has to undertake this journey. Human life is likened to travelling downstream a river