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Elizabethan Sonneteers: Contribution of Wyatt, Sidney, and Spenser

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Sonnet: Its Origin and Development in England Sonnet (originating from the Italian “sonnetto”) refers to a short poem of fourteen lines with a special technical pattern. It originated in Italy in the master hands of Dante and Petrarch, although the latter’s influence was more potent on the subsequent sonneteers of different regions, including England. The […]

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Nationalism in Nirad C. Chaudhuri’s “The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian”

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Nationalism: Contexts and Conditions Nationalism, as a politico-literary term, is etymologically connected to the word “nation”, which the Oxford Literary Dictionary defines as a homogenous space, culture, or religion. However, in Nirad C. Chaudhuri, such a definition appears to be expanded, modified, and transformed into something entirely different. Nationalism, for him, becomes not a constraint […]

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Analysing Sonnet 73: “That time of year thou mayst in me behold” by William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare’s Sonnet: Introduction Sonnets are invariably personal. Intense subjectivity is found to form a key character in sonnet writing. Regarding the personal character of Shakespeare’s sonnets, there is, no doubt, a host of controversies, yet their subjective notes are neither ignorable nor disputable. In some of them, Shakespeare’s personal moods and feelings are remarkably intense […]

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O Henry’s Jimmy Valentine Rewritten as a Play

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Jimmy Valentine: Drama Adaptation A Dramatic Rendering of the Short Story by O.Henry Dramatis Personae: Jimmy Valentine Alias Ralph D. Spencer , a notorious burglar Annabel Adams : Jimmy’s fiancé Mr Adams : Annabel’s father Annabel’s sister May: Annabel’s niece, aged nine Agatha: Annabel’s niece, aged five Ben Price, the detective Mike Dolan: Jimmy’s friend […]

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21st Century Indian Women Poets: An Introduction

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Recovering Memory: In search of an Indian Feminine poetics with reference to the 21st century poetry The comparative study of women’s poetry reveals many patterns of similarity in thought, themes, metaphors, and diction. It also reveals profound contradictions between the image of the poet as the “transcendent speaker of a unified culture” (Kaplan 70) and […]