Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Must-Prepare Topics for Classical Poetry


The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales By G. Chaucer (1340-1400)

1.    Representation Of 14th Century In England
2.    Humour
3.    Satire And Irony
4.    Chaucer’s Treatment Of Ecclesiastical Characters
5.    Chaucer’s Contribution In English Language And Versification
6.    Chaucer: A Medieval As Well As Modern

Faerie Queene (1590) By Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)

1.    As An Allegory
2.    Plan And Purpose Of The Poem
3.    Elements Of Renaissance And Reformation
4.    As An Epic Or Romance
5.    Edmund Spenser As A Poet

Love And Divine Poems By John Donne (1572-1631)

1.    As A Metaphysical Poet
2.    Wit In Donne’s Poetry
3.    Conceits In Donne’s Poetry
4.  A Critical Evaluation Of The Sun Rising, Good Morrow, Twicknam Garden.
5.    John Donne As A Love Poet

Paradise Lost (1667) By John Milton (1608-1674)

1.    Epic Similes
2.    Milton’s Grand Style
3.    Blank Verse
4.    Description Of Hell
5.    Who Is The Hero? / A Character Sketch Of Satan
6.    Satan’s Speeches
7.    An Assessment Of Milton As A Poet

Absalom And Achitophel (1681) By John Dryden (1631-1700)

1.    Political Satire/ Political Allegory

The Rape Of The Lock (1712) By Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

1.    A Character Sketch Of Belinda
2.    As A Representative Poem / Social Satire
3.    Supernatural Machinery
4.    As A Mock-Epic Poem
5.    Alexander Pope As A Poet
6.    Augustan Age In English Literature