Special Features of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

The Anglo-Saxon invaders, who came to Britain in the latter part of the 5th century A.D and eventually established their kingdom there, were the founders of English culture and English literature. The surviving Anglo-Saxon literature consists of two features of writing; heroic poetry which bears the pictures of the pre-Christian heroic society of the continental … Read more

Wordsworth As A Poet of Nature with Special Reference to Tintern Abbey

Wordsworth is highly renowned as a poet of nature. Tintern Abbey is one of his representative poems revealing a more profound philosophy and unified expression of his thoughts about nature.  The poem is Wordsworth’s testimony to the change of his attitude towards nature.  The poet has described the outer world in a highly emotional tone, … Read more

Critical Appreciation of “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth

“The whole poem represents the passage from youth to maturity— from feelings of self-pity to compassion of all mankind.” Robert L. Cox, The Explicator, University Of South Carolina, Volume 19, Issue 6, March 1961. William Wordsworth’s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” portrays his sheer intimacy with nature since his early childhood, … Read more

Coleridge’s Treatment of Supernatural in “The Ancient Mariner”

When Coleridge and Wordsworth published “Lyrical Ballads,” which laid the foundation stone of Romantic poetry, Coleridge states that he aimed to select remote, uncommon, or supernatural incidents in such a manner as to make them appear real. This particular aim of Coleridge is manifested in the “Ancient Mariner,” which bases on supernatural elements. However, the … Read more

Theme of Regeneration

The Theme of Regeneration in P. B. Shelley’s “Ode to the West Wind”

“Ode to the West Wind” was a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, famous for its regeneration theme. Regeneration is the central theme of “Ode to the West Wind.”  Shelley was well-known for his great romantic poems and idealism. He believed that the happy future of humankind full of love, justice, and charity would prevail. Besides, … Read more