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, In this post, I will be exploring the ways in which ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne may be clearly defined as a metaphysical poem. Below is the video that inspired this post. I wanted to share it here as I found it particularly beautiful as an audible version of Donne’s ‘Good Morrow’. … Continue reading An Overview of ‘The Good Morrow’ by John Donne.
The twenty-four books that constitute Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, were orally passed down for hundreds of years being recorded and written down. The chiastic structure used within the epic poem is likely to have acted as an oral mnemonic device which allowed the poem to be easier to compose, remember and pass down to generations. To successfully … Continue reading Structure of Homer’s THE ODYSSEY.
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.
Rupi Kaur is a Canadian poet famous for her modern approach to poetry and controversial comments on the themes of love, sex and race. In her self published anthology titled ‘Milk and Honey’, Kaur writes in the style of confessional poetry by relating to her own thoughts and experiences of abuse, trauma and hurt. I … Continue reading My Top 5 Favourite Rupi Kaur Poems
After a busy week of college mock exams, I enjoyed an extended weekend having a well deserved break from revision and exam stress. On Friday night, me and my sister decided to miss an episode of the addictive, yet highly controversial, Love Island in order to have a movie night watching Bram Stoker's Dracula which … Continue reading Film Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992.
Due to many recommendations from followers on my blog, I have recently read Dracula by Bram Stoker. It took me longer than expected to read this novel, yet I blame this on my college exams. Now that I have finished, I thought that I would write a quick post on my thoughts in the format … Continue reading Book Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker.