Critical Appreciation of The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Critical Appreciation of The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson “The Lady of Shalott” by Lord Tennyson, was first published in the volume of 1833. It was republished in the volume of 1842 after being much-revised and improved. This poem is expressive of Tennyson’s maturity in poetic art, wonderful skill in pictorialism, and admirable … Read more

Critical appreciation of “Look, Stranger!”

Critical appreciation of “Look, Stranger!” WH Auden is a poet of the age of anxiety. He is primarily a satirist. fundamentally a romantic and successful poet in light verse. His poetry, to quote David Perkins, “puzzles and eludes as much as it astonishes and attracts.” Published in 1936, Auden’s famous poem “Look. Stranger!” is such … Read more

The Financial Expert Summary by R.K. Narayan

The Financial Expert Summary Narayan’s sixth novel, The Financial Expert (1952), is his masterpiece, and Walsh calls Margayya, the hero of the novel, “probably Narayan’s greatest single comic creation.” An extremely well-constructed novel, in five parts corresponding to the five Acts of an Elizabethan drama, The Financial Expert tells the story of the rise and … Read more

Short Summary of “The Dark Room” by R.K. Narayan

The Dark Room Summary The Dark Room, Narayan’s third novel, was published in 1938. Critics do not rate it very high. Thus, A.N. Kaul regards it as insignificant and one of Narayan’s failures, and S. Iyengar regards its end as “Cynical Conclusion.” The Dark Room is a moving tale of a tormented wife. Ramani, the … Read more

The Bachelor of Arts by R K Narayan Summary

The Bachelor of Arts by R K Narayan Summary His next novel, The Bachelor of Arts, was published in 1937. It is a mature work than the earlier novel and it deals with a later stage in a young man’s career when he is about to leave college and enter life when he is neither … Read more

Critical appreciation of “The Lamb” by William Blake

Critical appreciation of the poem “The Lamb” by William Blake The Lamb is William Blake’s simple poem, written in a lucid style, conveying his philosophy about the world of children, its bliss, and perfection. It is one of the poems belonging to his “Songs of Innocence” published in 1789. In the “Songs of Innocence,” the … Read more

How did the Industrial Revolution influence English Literature?

 How did the Industrial Revolution influence English Literature? The Industrial Revolution ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity in England. But on the side of debit. it converted the “merry England” into a sooty and squalid England and it also gave rise to a number of social problems which are the inevitable bane of industrialization. … Read more

Michael Drayton’s Sonnet 61 “Since there’s no Help, come let us kiss and part” Summary and Analysis

 Summary and Analysis of  “Since there’s no Help, come let us kiss and part” Summary: A goodbye kiss is a painful event, but in some ways, a relief Drayton captures both those feelings, and others besides, in this sonnet The relief of closing out something obviously painful, the struggle to let Love die, the vain hope … Read more