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Amoretti Sonnet 75 Study: Quest for Immortal Love

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Amoretti Sonnet 75 Analysis Overview of Amoretti The Amoretti, a sonnet cycle by the famous English poet Edmund Spenser, deeply explores...

The Alchemist Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Alchemist Study: Summary and Analysis Written by Ben Jonson, "The Alchemist" is a comedic masterpiece first performed in 1610....

The Seven Deadly Sins Analysis in Doctor Faustus

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Seven Deadly Sins in Doctor Faustus In Christopher Marlowe's play "Doctor Faustus," the Seven Deadly Sins are personified and...

Doctor Faustus Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Doctor Faustus Study: Summary and Analysis Doctor Faustus, also known as "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus," is a play...

The Vision of Piers Plowman Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide The Vision of Piers Plowman Study "The Vision of Piers Plowman" is a long poem written by William Langland in...

Figures of Speech Study: Types and Examples

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NAVIGATION >>Figures of Speech  Literary Terms  Figures of Speech Study A figure of speech is a creative way of using language to make your words more...

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Study: Summary and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home   Authors   Works   Study Guide Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Study: Summary and Analysis Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is both a romantic...

The Canterbury Tales Study: General Prologue

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NAVIGATION >>Home  Tales  His Life The Canterbury Tales Study: General Prologue The General Prologue is the opening section of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," written in...

The Canterbury Tales Study: Character List and Analysis

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NAVIGATION >>Home  His Life  Prologue The Canterbury Tales Study: Character List and Analysis In the General Prologue of "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer introduces a total...

The impact of Old England’s Settlers on the English Language

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide What is the impact of Old England's Settlers on the Evolution of the English Language? Settlers of Old England: From Iberians to Vikings The...

The Dream of the Rood Study: Sacrifice and Redemption

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide The Dream of the Rood Study: An Anglo-Saxon Hero in the Spiritual Epic: The Dream of the Rood is an old English poem...

Sonnet 130 Study: Unveiling Realism in Love

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – His life – Shakespeare Studies Sonnet 130 by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow...

The Wanderer Study: A Study of Exile and Wisdom in Old...

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NAVIGATION>>Home  Authors  Works  Study Guide The Wanderer Study: The Story and Context of "The Wanderer" in Old English The Wanderer" is an old poem from England, written a long...

Sonnet 18 Study: The Timeless Celebration of Beauty

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – His life – Shakespeare Studies Sonnet 18 by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more...

The Seafarer Study: An Ancient Maritime Poem

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – Authors – Works – Study Guıde  The Seafarer: A Glimpse into Old English Maritime Life and Literature The Seafarer, A Look into the Life of Sailors in the 10th...

Beowulf Study: What makes Beowulf an epic hero?

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – Authors – Works - Study Guıde  Beowulf Study Beowulf Study: What makes Beowulf an epic hero? The plot, characters, and themes in Beowulf. Pagan and Christian...

The characteristics of Shakespearean Tragedy

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home - Authors -  Study Guıde - Shakespeare Studies Shakespearean Tragedy What is Shakespearean tragedy? The characteristics of Shakespearean Tragedies. The Role of Tragic Heroes...

Thomas More’s Utopia Analysis and Study Questions

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NAVIGATION MENU>> Home – Authors – Works - Study Guıde  Thomas More's Utopia Analysis Thomas More's Utopia Analysis and Study Questions. The geography of Utopia. The religion in Utopia. Gold...