No Men Are Foreign
'No men are foreign' tell us that we should not consider anyone as foreign or 'strange.' Humanity is the same all over the world and in harming anyone we are harming ourselves.
This poem emphasizes the fact that men m...
The elegiac, personal tone is established from the beginning. The speaker pleads to his audience about his honesty and his personal self-revelation to come. He tells of the limitless suffering, sorrow, and pain and his long experience in various ships and ports. Th...
L I T CHA R T S
Of Mice and Men
Full Title: Of Mice and Men Genre: Novella (short novel) Setting: Salinas and Soledad, California during the Great Depression in the early 1930s Climax: Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s wife Protagonist: Lennie Small and Georg...
The novel opens with an unnamed narrator recounting a train trip through Iowa the previous summer with an old friend named Jim Burden, with whom the narrator grew up in a small Nebraska town. The narrator recalls talking with Jim about childhood on the prairie, and then notes...
The Use of Literature in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
This research aims at emphasizing the use of literature as a popular technique for teaching both basic language skills (i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening)and language areas(i.e. vocabulary, g...
A Passage to India
Passage to India, published in 1924, was E. M. Forster's first novel in fourteen years, and the last novel he wrote. Subtle and rich in symbolism, the novel works on several levels. On the surface, it is about India — which at the time was a colonial possession of Britain — a...
THE GEATS:were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting what is now Götaland ("land of the Geats") in modern Sweden. The Geats were Beowulf's clan - a seafaring tribe residing in the south of Sweden. As the poem suggests, the Geats appear to have been conquered and disappe...
Summary of the books of the Old Testament
Genesis is a historical narrative with the material organized a specific way for a specific purpose. The Book of Genesis can be divided into two sections: Primitive History and Patriarchal History. The first eleven chapters of Genesis...
Jerome K. Jerome
Three Men in a Boat
(To say nothing of the Dog)
Three Men on the Bummel
THREE MEN IN A BOAT (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG)
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Study Guide and Sample Essays on
OF MICE AND MEN
by John Steinbeck
• Plot synopsis
• Critical context
• Useful quotations
• Sample essays
o Steinbeck’s use of stereotypes in the novel O...
Ode on a Grecian Urn Summary
A man is whispering sweet nothings to a Grecian urn, an ancient Greek pot that is covered in illustrations. He thinks the pot is married to a guy named "Quietness," but they haven’t had sex yet, so the marriage isn’t official. He also thinks that the urn is...
Summary: It is a beautiful poem written by Sarojini Naidu. She has used good language and fluent English which is quite surprising as she is an Indian poetess. She has described the beauty of a traditional Indian market or "bazaar". She has touched upon all five senses. We can hear the music produc...
The Lucy poems
William Shuter, Portrait of William Wordsworth, 1798. Earliest known portrait of Wordsworth, painted in the year he wrote the first drafts of "The Lucy poems"
The Lucy poems are a series of five poems composed by the English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770–1850) betwee...