History of Indian English Literature MEG-07
English Literature

History of Indian English Literature MEG-07

History of Indian English Literature MEG-07: The contact with Indo-British have profoundly impacted in the development of Indian English literature. English was initially taught to Indians for the sake of business and trade. The earliest works published were explanatory prose, writing letters, and lectures. Dean Mahomed, the first Indian author to write in English, released “The Travels of […]

MEG 01 British Poetry Summary of The Canterbury Tales
English Literature

MEG 01 British Poetry Easy Summary of The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

For IGNOU first-year students, the Canterbury Tales are crucial. IGNOU asks questions from this section every year. This site has been developed in such a way that anyone from any background can grasp. The Canterbury Tales are divided into sub parts, each of which are summarised here. The Canterbury Tales, a long poem by Geoffrey […]

MEG- 06 AMERICAN LITERATURE | Write a short note on The Harlem Renaissance | IGNOU
English Literature

MEG- 06 AMERICAN LITERATURE | Write a short note on The Harlem Renaissance | IGNOU

During 1920s, African – Americans in the North and Midwest of the United States blossomed in terms of creative and intellectual activity much more so than in Harlem. The three-square-mile New York City area was teeming with black artists, academics, writers, and musicians. African American enterprises fueled the neighborhood’s bustling environment, from newspapers, publishing houses, and music labels […]

Highlight the salient features of Romanticism MEG-01 British Poetry
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Highlight the salient features of Romanticism MEG-01 British Poetry

Between the 1770s through the mid-nineteenth century, a prominent trend in literature and other arts – mainly music and painting – was known as Romanticism. It is thought to have influenced creative forms and techniques. The term, like many other terms used to describe artistic trends, encompassing a wide spectrum of artists and techniques. It’s a […]

MEG-01 British Poetry Summary and Analysis of “On The Morning of Christs Nativity” by John Milton
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MEG-01 British Poetry Summary and Analysis of “On The Morning of Christs Nativity” by John Milton

Summary of “On The Morning of Christs Nativity”: When Milton was twenty-one years old, he wrote ‘On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity,’ commonly known as Nativity Ode. It was included in his 164 collection Poems of Mr. John Milton.  He composed the work to commemorate the Birth of Jesus and to celebrate his twenty-first birthday. At […]

“Waiting for Godot” Plot and Summary | IGNOU and English Literature students
English Literature

“Waiting for Godot” Plot and Summary | IGNOU and English Literature students

Samuel Beckett’s 1949 play “Waiting for Godot” (in the original: “En attendant Godot”) was premiered in January 1953 in Paris. It established Beckett’s fame as the author of the theater of the absurd. Somewhere on a country road, the protagonists Tarragon and Vladimir are waiting for a stranger named Godot. They do not remember the reason for the […]