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British and American Literature Lecture# 67

British and American Literature Lecture# 67

Q. Papal aggression took place in? Ans. 1850 Q. Who said, “My love is like a red red rose?” Ans. Robert Burns Q. Who considers the play Hamlet to be an artistic failure? Ans. T.S Eliot Q. Which influence is shown in the work of G.B Shaw? Ans. German Q. T.S Eliot shows a bent towards? Ans. Victorianism Q. Mrs. Dalloway is the masterpiece of? Ans. Virginia Woolf Q. The… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 46

British and American Literature Lecture# 46

Q. When did plague close theatres for two years in England? Ans. 1592 Q. G.B Shaw’s plays are known for? Ans. Both Social Criticism and Plays of Ideas Q. The ‘Prefaces’ of G.B Shaw to his own plays are? Ans. Very popular Q. ‘Rhymers Club’ of the late 19th century was? Ans. A group of young poets who wrote on the prostitutes and music-hall dancers. Q. What is Bildungsroman? It… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 36

British and American Literature Lecture# 36

In this lecture, I have answered the below-mentioned questions. I bring Quality Content for you. Keep watching my lectures! Q. Black death took place in? Q. Which novel begins with, “One evening of late summer, before the 19th century had reached one third of its span…?” Q. Which novel ends with these words, “Unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage…?” Q. Who wrote Modern Painters? Q. Ruskin wrote… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 42

British and American Literature Lecture# 42

In this lecture, I have answered the below-mentioned questions. I bring Quality Content for you. Keep watching my lectures! Q. Union of England and Ireland took place in? Q. Who wrote Sons And Lovers? Q. Which novel of D.H Lawrence has an element of autobiography? Q. The phrase, “Religion by the blood” is associated with? Q. i.e stands for? Q. Who wrote The novel Ulysses? Q. James Joyce’s Ulysses is… Read Article →

William Shakespeare Explained In 5 Questions

William Shakespeare Explained In 5 Questions

Often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time, William Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world literature. No writer’s living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, whose plays—written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries for a small repertory theatre—are now performed and read more often and in more countries than ever before. MORE — ~~~ Encyclopaedia Britannica… Read Article →

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" - Classic Literature Reading

"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" – Classic Literature Reading

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” was written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834). Originally written between 1797 and 1798, the poem was not published until 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. ———————————- Classic Lit. Tuesday! This one is a bit longer than previous installments, however I think the story is captivating enough to justify a longer listen. I injured my voice doing this, and I hope… Read Article →

Actor Ronald Pickup Reads Dickens Classics

Actor Ronald Pickup Reads Dickens Classics

Join actor Ronald Pickup as he reads much-loved passages by the greatest novelist in the English language. Get a First Look as the star of Darkest Hour and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lends his rich, engaging voice to famous extracts from Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and Bleak House. These inscribed copies by the great Victorian author are highlights from Sotheby’s upcoming sale Charles Dickens: The Lawrence… Read Article →

Poem by William Shakespeare | Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase | Literature/poems

Poem by William Shakespeare | Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase | Literature/poems

Tweet about this video! #socratica #socraticashakespeare Poem by William Shakespeare | Sonnet 1: From fairest creatures we desire increase | Literature/poems Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare is one of the “Fair Youth” sonnets encouraging a young man to marry and have children (one of the so-called “procreation sonnets”). It follows the pattern of three quatrains and a couplet written in iambic pentameter, with an ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme…. Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 44

British and American Literature Lecture# 44

Q. What is Setting in literature? Ans. It is the Time and Place in which the story takes place. Q. The setting in most of Joseph Conrad’s novels is? Ans. His experiences of the sea. (Note: To Conrad, the sea meant above all the tragedy of loneliness) Q. Who wrote The Rainbow? Ans. D.H Lawrence Q. Which novel begins with, “The Brangwens had lived for generations on the Marsh Farm?”… Read Article →

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country

“Shakespeare Country” will take you on a journey , not only through the life of the great Bard of Avon, but also across the beautiful Warwickshire countryside that he knew, loved and never forgot his whole life long. Visit his birthplace in the picturesque Stratford upon Avon and follow his meteoric rise to fame and fortune.

English Literature 18: MCQ (Questions and Answers)

English Literature 18: MCQ (Questions and Answers)

English Literature MCQ Questions and Answers: What type of unrhymed poetry did Christopher Marlowe pioneer? Answer is: Blank verse Which writer was blind, Deaf and Dumb? Answer is: Helen Keller Who wrote ‘Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise’? Answer is: Thomas Grey Chaucer’s Franklin was guilty of which sin? Answer is: Gluttony Who is the Author of the Book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions”? Answer… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 40

British and American Literature Lecture# 40

Q. The Glorious Revolution took place in? Ans. 1688 Q. R.L Stevenson is famous for? Ans. Romantic novels Q. What did R.L Stevenson say about romance? Ans. “The romance is more truthful than the realistic fiction” Q. Who wrote Kim? Ans. It is a novel by Rudyard Kipling. It covers the story of the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia. Q. What is Phoneme? Ans. the smallest unit of speech that makes one word… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 39

British and American Literature Lecture# 39

Q. When was London destroyed in Great Fire? Ans. In 1666 Q. Who wrote the most obscene novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover? Ans. D.H Lawrence Q. When and where was the novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover first published privately? Ans. In 1928 in Italy Q. Who said, “The novelist is going to be the most potent of artists?” Ans. H.G Wells Q. What is Copular Verb? Ans. Linking verb is also called… Read Article →

OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens (Part 2 of 2) - FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks

OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens (Part 2 of 2) – FULL AudioBook | GreatestAudioBooks

OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens – FULL AudioBook (Part 2 of 2) | GreatestAudioBooks V6 – “Please sir, I want some more,” the famous line spoken by Oliver Twist at age nine, becomes the tipping point of a huge change in Oliver’s life. He is soon captured into the service of Fagin and his gang of pick-pocketing boys. But, Mr. Brownlow saves him from arrest, and for the first time… Read Article →

Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnet 129

Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnet 129

A college prof explains Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 (Th’ expense of spirit) line by line Hi, I'm Rebecca Balcarcel. Let's take a look at Shakespeare's sonnet129. I wish this were a more positive sonnet, butin fact its message is basically, lust makes you crazy before, during, andafter. So that's the message. But hopefully you'll be able to see how artfullyShakespeare puts this together in the 14 lines of the sonnet. So… Read Article →

A Charles Dickens Christmas: Mr. Pickwicks Christmas - English Literature

A Charles Dickens Christmas: Mr. Pickwicks Christmas – English Literature

Film dramatizes one of the best-known incidents in English literature – the Christmas visit of Mr. Pickwick and his friends to Dingley Dell Farm. In the large parlor, everyone responds to the cordial atmosphere and joyous capers of Mr. Pickwick. From the Pickwick papers. For more on filmmaker John Barnes, visit The Pickwick Papers were first published in monthly installments beginning in April 1836 illustrated by the famous artists Seymour… Read Article →

British and American Literature Lecture# 38

British and American Literature Lecture# 38

Q. Bernard Shaw was given Nobel Prize in literature? Ans. In 1925 Q. Who wrote Lord Of The Flies? Ans. William Golding Q. William Golding’s preoccupation in many of his novels is with? Ans. Instinctive desire of men to destroy the good Q. Charles Dickens’ A Tale Of Two Cities is? Ans. A historical novel Q. What is Ballad? Ans. It is a simple story in verse. It generally deals… Read Article →

10 Words Derived From Dickens Characters | 500 Words Ep. 4

10 Words Derived From Dickens Characters | 500 Words Ep. 4

Welcome to HaggardHawks on YouTube! Every week throughout 2016, we’re posting a new video looking at 10 different words—and because February 7 marks Charles Dickens’ 204th birthday, in honour of the English language’s greatest novelist here are 10 Words Derived From Dickens Characters… WORD DROPS, a collection of 1000 HaggardHawks words and facts, is available now! US followers! Your edition of WORD DROPS is coming soon… FOLLOW HAGGARD HAWKS! Twitter:… Read Article →