, and enigmas marked her as a marvel. Encouraged by her father she moved to London to set up her literary career. Joining Cave's circle of (mainly secondary) writers, she met Moses Browne, Thomas Birch, Richard Savage, Jane Brereton, Mary Masters, and Samuel Johnson. Johnson and Carter remained...
contains more abstractions than ‘London’. His style
and rhetorical questions and use of personification is
unforgatable. It may be noted here that Johnson was
impressed by Juvenal’s Rhetorical theory.
Ian Jack in his book, ‘Augustan Satire’ observes that,
“There is less humour in Johnson’s poem than...
of Shakespeare. Ed. Joseph Rann. 6 vols. 1787.
_____. The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare. Ed. Edmond Malone. 10 vols. London, 1790.
_____. The Plays of William Shakspeare. Ed. Isaac Reed. Notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. London, 1793.
_____. Works. Ed. G. G., J. Robinson, et...
Name: Gertrude Lamare
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Theme of the country and city in London.
Samuel Johnson’s London is a satire which addresses the condition of Eighteenth century England, marked by various changes in the personal and public front. The...
now not from his own voluminous writings but from the devoted account written by his young friend James Boswell and published in 1791 as The Life of Samuel Johnson.
Boswell meets Johnson in London in 1763 and keeps in touch on his annual visit from Edinburgh, where he is employed as a lawyer...
Wordsworth or Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Born in 1795, John Keats was the first child of Thomas Keats and Frances Jennings, a ‘lower’ class family from London. He had three brothers and one sister. Although not much is known about the family in those years, his close relationship with the other family...
Westminster, Middlesex bank, and Lambeth, Surrey bank in what is now Greater London, England.
The content of the poem describes how the persona of the poem contemplates the beauty of the morning of London from the Westminster Brigde. He describes how everything at sunrise looks splended. Wordsworth uses...
throughout the years. For instance, charges against his moral propriety were made by Samuel Johnson in the 18th cent. and by George Bernard Shaw in the 20th.
Early criticism was directed primarily at questions of form. Shakespeare was criticized for mixing comedy and tragedy and failing to observe the...
18th cent., Shakespeare was both admired and condemned. Since then, much of the adverse criticism has not been considered relevant, although certain issues have continued to interest critics throughout the years. For instance, charges against his moral propriety were made by Samuel Johnson in the 18th...
of the Plague Year.
he Age of Johnson, named for Samuel Johnson (an important figure in English literature in the late 1700s), lasted from 1750-1790.
Writers of the Age of Johnson Samuel Johnson
Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author famous for his Dictionary of the English Language, The...
1. Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. London: Faber&
2. Doherty, Francis. Samuel Beckett. London: Hutchinson &
Co Ltd, 1971.
3. Lall, Ramji. Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.(a critical study )New Delhi...
published a poem on the Trinity entitled Ter Tria, as well as some sermons, two of which he dedicated to Oliver and Henry Cromwell.
Nahum Teate followed his father to Trinity College, Dublin in 1668, and graduated BA in 1672. By 1676 he had moved to London and was writing for a living. The...
Europe. It was reported that 10,000 copies of The Courtship of Miles Standish sold in London in a single day. Children adored him and, when the "spreading chestnut-tree" mentioned in the poem "The Village Blacksmith" was cut down, the children of Cambridge had the tree converted into an armchair...
Period; The Augustan Age)
The Augustan Age:
Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope , Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe, (first English novels by Defoe) and Pamela, by Samuel Richardson.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744):
An Essay on Criticism The Rape of the Lock The Dunciad
conception of correctness. His admirable craftsmanship is best seen in the excellent use of the heroic couplet. He for the first time imparted immaculate artistic excellence to it.
2. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84): Dr. Johnson, a voluminous writer, was a man of versatile literary genius. He was the...
how the key concerns of Romanticism were communicated through the poem.
The Romantic period in English literature ran from around 1785, following the death of the eminent neo-classical writer Samuel Johnson, to the ascension of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837. However, in the years spanning...
Maya Angelou, An African American Idol
Who is Maya Angelou you might ask? Well, Maya Angelou’s real name is Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was born by Bailey and Vivian Baxter Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was three years old, her parents split up. Her and her brother...
generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language," though critical reception has oscillated in the centuries since his death (often on account of his republicanism). Samuel Johnson praised Paradise Lost as "a poem which...with respect to design may claim the first place, and...
. ^ John Dryden The Major Works, ed. by Keith Walker, xiv
12. ^ Winn, James Anderson. John Dryden and His WorldNew Haven: Yale UP, 1987. p. 512
13. ^ W. H. Auden, New Year Letter, in Collected Poems
14. ^ John Dryden The Major Works, 37
15. ^ Dryden, in Samuel Johnson, The Major Works...
, conceits had gone out of fashion. When the influential critic Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) coined the term metaphysical poets, he meant it as an insult: "Metaphysical poets" such as Cowley and Donne, he wrote, used their conceits to present "heterogenous ideas ... yoked by violence together"; "they were...
the relatively small and even reluctantly published body of his works has left generations of scholars puzzling over the reasons for his limited production and meditating on the general reclusiveness and timidity that characterized his life. Samuel Johnson was the first of many critics to put...
Huck Finn, Humphrey Vanderveyden in London’s The Sea-Wolf, and Dreiser’s opportunistic Sister Carrie, endure through inner strength involving kindness, flexibility, and, above all, individuality.
SAMUEL CLEMENS (MARK TWAIN) (1835-1910)
Samuel Clemens, better known by his nick name of Mark Twain, grew...
* Focus on rulers, kings, or father figures in position of authority. (Comedies, tragedies, histories)
* By contrast: Ben Johnson often focuses on ordinary people in London.
* Shakespeare is interested in political questions.
* Origins in great drama
letters, supposedly written by a Chinese traveler, describing London, later reprinted as A Citizen of the World (1762). Once Goldsmith's authorship of this series became known in London literary circles, he made many influential friends, including literary figure Samuel Johnson.
In 1764 Goldsmith's...
Department of English
College of Arts
University of Mosul
The Oriental Elements
Samuel Johnson's Rasselas
Hamed Mahfood Hamed
Samuel Johnson (1709 -1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer...
The term "metaphysical" when applied to poetry has a long and interesting history. The term "Metaphysical Poet" was first coined by the critic Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) in his book ‘Life of Cowley’ and he used it as a disparaging term. Earlier, John Dryden had also been critical of the group...
His chief works include poems: “London”, “The Vanity of Human Wishes”; a romance: “The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia; a tragedy: Irene.
As a lexicographer, Johnson distinguished himself as the author of the first English dictionary by an Englishman---A dictionary of the...
opened a print shop in 1784, and began working with radical publisher Joseph Johnson.
Blake's marriage to Catherine was close and devoted until his death. Blake taught Catherine to write, and she helped him colour his printed poems.
The earlier work is primarily rebellious in character and can...
Alexander Pope in
1744, and 1785, which was one year after the death of Samuel Johnson and
one year before Robert Burns' Poems, Chiefly in Scottish Dialect. (Alternative
dates frequently proposed for the end of this period are 1789 and 1798; see
Romantic Period.) An older name for this half...
-Corporal Samuel Weingott of Australia was part of the ANZAC force that fought in Gallipoli in 1915 and 1916. His last diary entries that are founded were written on 23rd May 1915 until 3rd June 1915. He died in action on 5th June 1915.
• A poem by Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon served as an...