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Write a Brief Note on Bildugsroman.

Bildungsroman novel originated from Germany. It is a special kind of novel that focuses on the psychological   and  moral  growth of its main  character , from his or her youth to adulthood. A bildungsroman is a story of the growing up of a sensitive person, who looks for answers to his questions through diff…

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What is Ballad? Explain.

Ballad is an old English pattern of story meant for singing which is full of anecdotes conserve by memory and handed down orally. A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music. The term derives its name from medieval French dance songs or “Ballares”. In theme and functions they may originate from S…

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Donne's The Sunne Rising as a Love Poem

“The Sun Rising” is a typical love poem by Donne, characterised by his usual vigour, sprightliness and freshness. This poem, like most of Donne’s love-poems is inspired by the poet’s love for his wife, Anne Moore. Donne’s love amounts to a passion. It is a perfect synthesis of the spiritual and physical love. The…

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Negative Capability: A Comprehensible Approach

The most famous romantic poet John Keats, “the Chameleon Poet”   is the expounder of the term “Negative Capability”. Writing to his brothers, George and Thomas, in  December 1817 letter found in  Selected Letters , Keats coins the phrase “Negative Capability”: “I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is…

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Three Unities of Drama: Literary Term

Classical Greek and Latin dramas were strict in form. The concept of the three unities, in relation to classical drama, derives from Aristotle's  Poetics but is not directly formulated by the Greek philosopher. He merely states that a tragedy should have unity of action. The  Poetics was unknown in Weste…

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