What is the difference between Allegory and Allusion

allusion vs allegory

Both ‘Allegory’ and ‘Allusion’ are Literary Devices. Allegory is just a story within a story that talks about an event or situation with which the audience or readers are familiar. Reading or watching an allegorical story reminds us of something or someone that we know of.

British English Phonetic Symbols with Examples in Hindi

British phonetic with example in hindi

अंग्रेजी पढ़े अंग्रेजों की तरह! यह तभी संभव है जब आप ध्वनि संकेतों (Phonetic Symbols) की सही जानकारी रखते है. अंग्रेजी भाषा में ऊतार चढ़ाव का काफी महत्व है और इसकी मदद से सीखी गयी अंग्रेजी ही सहज रूप से बोली गयी अंग्रेजी होती है. चले इसके बारे में थोड़ा विस्तार से चर्चा करते है-

Critical Analysis of Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

critical analysis of untouchable

The story is about a low caste family which earns by cleaning latrines. Lakha is the Jamadar of sweepers. He has three children namely Sohini-a young, beautiful girl, Bakha-an 18 year old boy reluctant to do his father’s task, Rakha-the youngest son.

Shakespearean sonnet features

William Shakespeare produced a new pattern of Sonnet called ‘Shakespearean Sonnet’ or ‘Elizabethan Sonnet’ or ‘English Sonnet‘. The following are the salient features of his Sonnet: The Shakespearean Sonnets are divided into three quatrains with four lines each and the Read more …

Memorable Points of The Colour Purple by Alice walker

‘The Colour Purple’ is a novel by an American novelist, short story writer, poet and social activist Alice Walker who wrote it in 1982 and won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for it. The novel deals with Read more …

Periods of English Literature in chronological chart

In order to have convenience, it is necessary to divide the history of English Literature into periods. Each period has its specific features. The following is the chart of literary periods and their approximate dates: LITERARY PERIODS APPROX. DATES HISTORIC Read more …

Social, Political, Literary and Religious condition during Chaucer’s Age

Memorable Points on Chaucer’s Age Chaucer’s Age witnessed three kings-Edward III, Richard II and Henry IV It was the midsummer of English chivalry, which is portrayed in Chaucer’s ‘Knightes Tales’ dealing with successive wars with France and the famous victories Read more …

Geoffrey Chaucer-The Father of English Poetry

Memorable Points on Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer was born in the feign of Edward III, lived through that of Richard II, and died the year after Henry IV took over the throne. He lived between 1340 and 1400. He was a Read more …

Scansion of Day after day, day after day from The Ancient Mariner

The following is the Scansion and the Prosodic Name of the scanned Extract from the Narrative Poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by S.T. Coleridge. Now Scan the following following Poem and check the answer Day after day, day Read more …

Metre and Foot in Scansion of a Poem

Scansion Part – V Please go through the following previous parts of Scansion: How to Scan a Poem Part-I How to Scan a Poem Part-II How to Scan a Poem Part-III How to Scan a Poem Part-IV How to Scan Read more …

Scansion-Iambic, Trochee, Spondee, Pyrric

Naming of the Metre used in a Verse-line A verse-line is named on the basis of the Accented and Unaccented Syllables. The following Names are worth-notable on this basis: Iambic –    ͝     / (Unaccented and then Accented Syllables) – Be˘-giˈn, Read more …

Tricks of Scansion of a Poem

Scansion Part – III Marking out the Accented and Unaccented Syllables in a Verse Line There are two marks used to show Accented and Unaccented Syllables: Accented – / Unaccented –    ͝ Note which Syllables in the following Words are Read more …