24th May 2017 Othello is an Elizabethan play that has unlimited "dirt"; unlimited culture; unlimited perceptions. There are so many corners that we can search into, but today we will explore the first scene of the play which sets the scene, and introduces the characters, but not all by physical stature, but by name or... Continue Reading →
Pun Definition: A "play on words"; a joke which makes fun of the many different meanings of a word, similar to a double entendre.
Diacope Definition: When a phrase is repeated with one word, or more, between e.g. "To be or not to be."
Double Entendre Definition: When one word has two meanings.
22nd May 2017 If you haven't read the first three chapter summaries + analysis, click here. Chapter 4: Offred is on her way out shopping now, after the interruption of her recollection of Serena Joy in the previous chapter, and she passes a man who looks like a Guardian, 'wearing the uniform of the Guardians,... Continue Reading →
20th May 2017 Keats' Petrarchan sonnet represents that he wants to live like the 'Bright star', with its unchangeable and unmovable status. But, he contrastingly does not want to live like the 'Bright star', as he does not approve of the idea of eternal loneliness. The Petrarchan sonnet form that Keats has used in this poem has... Continue Reading →
Octet / Octave Definition: An eight line stanza.
Sestet Definition: A six line stanza.
Quintet Definition: A five line stanza.