Short questions and answers

What is pandemonium?

In “Paradise Lost’ Satan and fallen angels built a palace that was called ‘ Pandemonium‘. In this palace fallen angels assemble for meeting.

Define epic?

An epic is a long narrative poem on a grand scale about the deeds of heroes and warriors. Examples: Fairy Queen and Paradise Lost etc.

Define song?

Song is a poem in musical setting for singing or chanting with or without musical accompaniment.

Define sonnet?

Sonnet is a fourteen line poem usually in iambic pentameters with considerable variation in rhyme scheme. Example: Shakespearean sonnets etc.

Define Elegy?

Elegy is a poem of mourning giving expression to personal grief of the poet for another person usually for the died person. Example: O Captain, My Captain etc.
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The Critical Analysis of “The Second Coming by W.B.Yeats”

The Second Coming analysis arranged in a way that first comes introduction then main themes, poem’s description, Yeats’ vision of second coming,  knowledge from vision, style analysis and word’s meaning.

Introduction

The second coming” was written in 1921. It is  best known and significant poem of W.B.Yeats. It is also important that it is appropriate to the present age.

Main themes

The main themes are the second coming of The Christ, the revival of faith and revival of civilization in the poem The Second Coming.

The disorders after crucifixion of Christ

This line “Turning and turning in the winding gyre” means the cycle of life like Cycle of Christ ( birth – prophet – crucified – rebirth). Means frequent changes occurred.

This line “The falcon cannot hear the falconer” means civilization or Christianity is unable to understand the teaching of the Christ or god. They were divided in Catholic and Protestant.

This line “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold” means Christianity or church loose the control on people, and people disbelief and left traditions.
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Critical analysis of “Casting And Gathering” by Seamus Heaney

Critical Analysis of Casting and Gathering by Seamus Heaney includes introduction, definition of title, political and didactic purposes and style.

Introduction

Poem is dedicated to Ted Hughes who is a fisher man and friend of Seamus Heaney.

Definition of the title

Casting

Casting means throwing/ put a side. It also refers to right hand side political party “ The Capitalists” their motto was “individual is everything”.

Gathering

Gathering means to collect/ harvest. It also refers to left hand side political party “ The Socialists” their motto was “individual belong to society”.

Political purposes

This poem shows the conflict between two political parties Capitalists and Socialists. The purpose of both the parties is same as the well being of humanity. Seamus Heaney used the words Hush and lush means fear of war and hope of progress. Due to the conflict between two parties peoples feels the fear of war and have the hope of progress. Seamus Heaney Writes that They can compromise on their action or to make their commitment better they escape for the time being and makes new strategies.
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