Reflecting on the year 2018 brings me both feelings of sadness and pride. To say this year has been tough is definitely an understatement, yet somehow I have managed to leave 2018 so much stronger and happier than when it started. I am writing this post as a quick reflection of what made my 2018 … Continue reading What 2018 Has Taught Me!
Hi all, Whilst studying 'The Tempest' in college I have noticed a potent parallel between the enslaved Caliban and Satan. This post will be an exploration of these connections. Both characters are depicted as being inherently evil, yet we are still able to feel sympathy for their suffering. Caliban and Satan are both characters who … Continue reading A Comparison Between Shakespeare’s Caliban in ‘The Tempest’ and Milton’s Satan in ‘Paradise Lost’.
Hi all, Unfortunately, I have been so busy at college recently that I have been forced to prioritise revision over blogging. Hopefully, this is about to change. I have finally finalised all of my university applications and so all I need to do now is wait for offers... (Whilst ensure that I meet the entrance … Continue reading What do I love about English Literature? (& university applications)
Hi all, this post is an updated version of the post I wrote during summer 2018. What is chiasmus? Chiasmus is a rhetorical figure in which the words, structure or concept of a text are repeated in reverse order to form a pattern similar to ABBA or ABCBA. Why does Milton use a chiastic structure … Continue reading UPDATED: Chiasmus in John Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Hi everyone, In this post I will be discussing the geographical features of Transylvania that define Dracula as a Gothic novel. As you may already know, or can probably guess, I am an English Literature student. Yet, I also study geography as one of my three A level subjects. This subject choice was inspired by … Continue reading The Geographical Relevance of Transylvania in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
What is metaphysical poetry? Before completely defining metaphysical poetry, let's deconstruct the word 'metaphysical'. Meta is a prefix meaning 'beyond' in Greek and physical is more commonly known as relating to the body, as opposed to the mind, in a tangible and concrete manner. When considering metaphysical poetry as a whole, we can understand it … Continue reading How To Define Metaphysical Poetry.
First of all thank you to Petrel41 for nominating my blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. It is much appreciated as it is lovely to know that the efforts I put into my blog are recognised. Instead of nominating specific blogs, I would like to create an open invitation for any bloggers to take … Continue reading The Real Neat Blog Award!