Meteor By John Wyndham Author Background Meteor by John Wyndham - John Wyndham was only one of the many pen names the writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris used in his lifetime. Others were John Beynon, John Beynon Harris, Johnson Harris, Lucas Parkes and Wyndham Parkes. When he was
Analysis of ‘America Is In The Heart’, by Carlos BulosanAnalysis of ‘America Is In The Heart’, by Carlos Bulosan
America Is In The Heart – Carlos Bulosan Author Background America Is In The Heart – Carlos Bulosan – Carlos Bulosan was born in the Philippines in 1913 to poor farmer parents who struggled to feed their family. Even when he was just five, he worked in the farm. When
Analysis of ‘Friend’ by Hone Tuwhare Background Analysis of ‘Friend’ by Hone Tuwhare - Hone Tuwhare was a New Zealand poet who drew from his Maori heritage to write poetry where nature plays an important part. He often humanizes natural phenomena, a practice that finds echoes in animistic Maori beliefs.
Analysis of ‘My Parents’ by Stephen Spender Background Analysis of ‘My Parents’ by Stephen Spender - Stephen Spender was an English poet, essayist and novelist who dealt with the theme of social injustice and class disparities. His parents were literary people too. Stephen Spender had a foot affliction and he
Analysis of ‘Because I could not stop for death’ by Emily DickinsonAnalysis of ‘Because I could not stop for death’ by Emily Dickinson
Background Emily Dickinson was a prolific writer of poems whose true worth came to be known only after her death. In fact most of the poems were discovered only after her death. She is now considered to be one of America’s finest poets. Many of her poems are obscure as
Background Robert Browning was an erudite poet best known for his dramatic monologues. The most important event of his life was his marriage to Elizabeth Barrett who was an older and better known poet. Elizabeth had been under the control of a dominating and jealous father and the two had
Analysis of 'Remembrance' by Emily Bronte Background Analysis of 'Remembrance' by Emily Bronte - The Bronte sisters, Emily and Charlotte, are without parallels in English literature. Daughters of an impoverished clergyman, they overcame privations and death of siblings to produce works that have stood the test of time. For women
Analysis of ‘The Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng Background Analysis of ‘The Reservist’ by Boey Kim Cheng - Boey Kim Cheng is a Singapore born Australian poet. Though he now lives in Australia. The influences that have shaped his poetry can be traced to his northern Asian descent and his
Analysis of ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred OwenAnalysis of ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen
Background This poem was written sometime between September and October 1917 when Owen was being treated for shell shock in Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh. Like many of Owen’s other poems, this one too deals with the untimely and unsung death of young soldiers. This poem is composed in the
Analysis of 'Registers' by Michael Laskey Background Analysis of 'Registers' by Michael Laskey - Michael Laskey has spent all his life being associated with poetry in some way or the other. He founded the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in 1989 and since then has been connected with it in some capacity.
In Our Tenth Year – Simon Armitage Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollSimon Armitage is one of the most popular 1960s- born poets. His poetry is marked by robust energy, contemporary subject matter and the use of a casual street lingo. For many, he is
Analysis of 'To Marguerite' by Matthew Arnold To Marguerite – Matthew Arnold Background Analysis of 'To Marguerite' by Matthew Arnold - Psychological isolation is a theme that runs as a vein throughout Matthew Arnold’s poetry which has won much critical acclaim. Poems like Dover Beach and To Marguerite reverse the
Greater Love – Wilfred Owen Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollThis poem was inspired probably by a letter Owen wrote in May 1917 which had a quotation from the Gospels. This poem has unexpected twists and turns that is not often seen in Owen’s poetry.
Disabled – Wilfred Owen Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollThis poem was written when Owen was in Craiglockhart War Hospital. He was there while being treated for shell shock and would have seen many young soldiers maimed for life. It was commonplace for teenagers to
Analysis of ‘Apologia Pro Poemate Meo’ by Wilfred OwenAnalysis of ‘Apologia Pro Poemate Meo’ by Wilfred Owen
Apologia Pro Poemate Meo – Wilfred Owen Background Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland', by Lewis CarrollIt is believed that Apologia Pro Poemate Meo meaning ‘an apology for my poetry’ was written after reading a letter written by Robert Graves to Owen exhorting him to cheer up a little.
Strange Meeting – Wilfred Owen Background Analysis of 'Strange Meeting' by Wilfred Owen - Most of Wilfred Owen’s poems were written in a span of one year in a burst of concentrated productivity. The title of this poem, Strange Meeting was inspired by a line from Shelley’s The Revolt of
Background This poem was written soon after Florence Hardy fell ill with a cancerous lump in her throat. She was operated upon for it in London. This poem was inspired by the anxious wait for her and his brother who was bringing her home. Related NotesAnalysis of 'Alice’s Adventures in
Analysis of ‘In time of “The Breaking of Nations”’ by Thomas HardyAnalysis of ‘In time of “The Breaking of Nations”’ by Thomas Hardy
Background Hardy wrote this poem when the First World War was at its height. The title of the poem is taken from the Old Testament. Hardy’s theme is the transience of the big events of history. They may be important for a while but are soon forgotten. On the contrary,
Background Hardy discovered his poetic genius after the death of his estranged wife, Emma. The feelings of remorse and guilt led him to pen some of his finest poems in a volume entitled Satires of Circumstance (1914). This poem is about the early days of their relationship when he unexpectedly
Background This is one of the elegiac poems written after the death of Hardy’s estranged wife, Emma. Though for several years they did not speak to each other even while living under one roof, Emma’s sudden death unleashed a wave of complicated feelings in Hardy. In this poem, Hardy imagines