Analysis of ‘Phenomenal Woman’ by Maya Angelou

‘Phenomenal Woman’ is a lyrical poem that has a message for the world that empowerment of woman comes from being confident no matter how you look. ‘Phenomenal Woman’ is found in the collection of poems titled ‘And Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou that was published in 1978. About the poet Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 to May 28 2014) was a prolific writer whose workswere very popular. They were popular because she depicted the strength of women and the power of human spirit. She was alsRead More…

Analysis of ‘On the Grasshopper and Cricket’ by John Keats

On the Grasshopper and Cricket John Keats born in 1795 was considered as the main poet of the Romantic Movement. He shared this space with Lord Byron and P.B. Shelly. The works of Keats were published just four years before his death which was in 1821. He was only 25 when he died. Most of his poems were written between 1814 and 1819. Keats was not appreciated while he was alive but after his death all his critics accepted that he was a great romantic poet. Keats was a romantic poet but he wasRead More…

Analysis of ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats

To Autumn John Keats was born on 31st October 1795. He started writing at a very young age and all that he did and wrote ended when he was 25, he died on 23rd February 1821. He was extremely fond of nature and even till his last breath he appreciated the beauty of the flowers and bees. This passion is reflected in all his poems. Keats was given his due while he was alive, but after his death he came to be known as one of the best of Romantic poets of his age and he shares that space with P.B.Read More…

Analysis of ‘Lines on the mermaid Tavern’ by John Keats

Lines on the mermaid Tavern John Keats was one of the main poets in the second generation of Romantic Poets. Others were Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Keats was born on October 31st 1795, studied to become a surgeon but quit that profession to write poetry. He lost his father and one brother to tuberculosis and sadly at the age of 25 on February 23rd 1821 Keats succumbed to it as well. While he was alive his work was not accepted by his critics. His works got published only four years befoRead More…

Analysis of ‘Meg Merriles’ by John Keats

Meg Merriles John Keats (1795-1821) died at the young age of 25. While alive he lived almost in obscurity but after death he shot to fame. Dana Gioia, an American poet wrote, “Keats in death became the defining symbol of doomed Romantic genius.” Keats qualified to become a doctor but he never practised. He was devoted to poetry. He strove tirelessly to prove his literary genius but the critical hostility from fellow poets and public indifference did not help him fulfillhis ambitions. TodaRead More…

Analysis of ‘To Sleep’ by John Keats

To Sleep John Keats was a part of the British Romantic literary tradition. During his lifetime Keats did not associate himself with other major romantic poets and stayed away from them. He studied to become a surgeon but left it later, to pursue his passion of writing. He had no formal training in literary education. Leigh Hunt published a brief notice of ‘Young Poets’ in ‘The Examiner’ and Keats was mentioned in that. It was a new school of thought that would revive nature and ‘putRead More…

Analysis of ‘Ode on Melancholy’ by John Keats

Ode on Melancholy John Keats was one of the most famous English Romantic poets of all times. He succumbed to tuberculosis at the young age of 25. In this short span of life he made immense contribution to English literature. However he was not lucky to see his works becoming popular for when he was alive his poems were not given its due. The poetry of Keats is known for its sensual imagery especially in the odes. He stressed extreme emotion by highlighting natural imagery. Some of the most ceRead More…