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‘The Keepers of the House’ – Commentry

The extract taken from the novel, ‘The Keepers of the House,’ written by Shirley Ann Grau is a well-written prose which captures the events that take place when the protagonist who has recently undergone a divorce with her husband is amongst the townspeople. During this time, the attitudes and views of both the people of […]

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How Effective an Introduction to the novel is in Chapter 1?

David Gutterson made good use of his introduction in ‘Snow falling on Cedars’. He takes advantage of it by setting the main scene; he goes into great detail about the courtroom, while at the same time he is trying to emphasise how serious the trial event on the small island, ‘San Piedro’; such like “In […]

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A Review of In Memory of W. B. Yeats

“In Memory of W. B. Yeats” is an elegiac poem. Traditionally, elegiac poems deal with the memory of the death and his after-life. However, W. H. Auden adds another dimension to it. In addition to lauding the poetic after-life of Yeats’, he placed his poem in the present. At the time when Auden wrote “In […]

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Discuss Poet Mathew Arnold as a poet of Melancholy?

Introduction:- Victorian age was an age of industrial revolution. The first railway train was introduced. Science, industry, materialism had progressed. Industries were multiplying and expending. There was more or less general prosperity and the entire society was running after materialistic life. People were just enjoying a life of luxury and material pleasure. Cause of Melancholy […]

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A Voice of Internal Conflict

The most insightful and interesting stanzas can be found in a lyric poem. In this type of poetry, the voice in the writing is essentially that of the poet. An accurate example of this is “A Far Cry from Africa” by Derek Walcott. The attitudes of the speaker in this poem represent the same sentiments […]

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Snow Falling On Cedars Chapter 1 Analysis

The novel Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson is set on the fictional small island of San Piedro. The first chapter opens in a court room in the islands only town of Amity Harbour at the murder trial of Carl Heine. In this chapter are given insight into the ways of the island and […]

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