Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon does not sit comfortably in one single category when it comes to labeling its genre. In fact it has characteristics of a variety of different novel types such as the detective novel and folktale. Drawing from a variety of styles Morrison blends history with folktale and myth to create a novel that …

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British Romanticism

British Romanticism

Introduction British Romanticism as a literary movement dates back to the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries, although the term “Romanticism” is such a “troublesome concept” (Perry, 1998 p.5) that the researchers continue to provide contradictory findings in regard to Romanticism. This complexity can be explained by the fact that some scholars point at the possibility to create common …

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Aesthetic Writing

Aesthetic and Decadent Writing

Decadent and Aesthetic writing was borne of a tumultuous period at the end of the nineteenth century – a period often referred to as the fin de siècle. The cultural politics of the time were represented in the themes appropriated in the work, such as artifice, a yearning for ideal beauty and a desire to …

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African Literature

Embodiment in African Literature

Embodiment in African Literature reflects cultural traditions, colonial history and inner conflicts of African people, thus it is impossible to interpret African narratives without appropriate understanding of these aspects. In his novel Things Fall Apart and short story collection Girls at War Chinua Achebe brings up these issues, investigating religious and cultural ideals of Ibo …

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Poetic Feather

Robert Frost’s Poem Mowing

Robert Frost’s lyrical poem, ‘Mowing’, is rich in poetical elements that fuse together to form an organic whole. The poem’s employment of sound, rhythm, and tone, for example, and its simple yet effective evocation of subject matter bring the various strands of the poem together to create a number of unusual poetic effects. The first-person …

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Poetic Discourse 2

New Modes of Poetic Discourse

New Modes of Poetic Discourse in the Poetry of the Romantic Period: Wordsworth, Blake and Coleridge Wordsworth and Coleridge, in the Preface to the 1800 version of the Lyrical Ballads, state the following: “The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how …

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