MISCELLANEOUS

  • Samuel Johnson  wrote first English Dictionary ( Published in 1755).
  • William Wordsworth was a poet of nature.
  • Helen of Troy was the wife of Menelaus.
  • Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
  • ‘Lyrical Ballads’ was published in 1798.
  • ‘Hasting day’ in ‘To Daffodils’ means hurriedly passing day.
  • ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ refers to the cities of London and Paris.
  • The greatest modern English Dramatist is G.B. Shaw.
  • ‘Things Fall Apart’ was written by Chinua Achebe.
  • Shakespeare is known mostly for his Plays/dramas.
  • William Blake is known both a poet and a painter.
  • John Keats is primarily a poet of beauty.
  • T.S. Eliot was born in USA but settled in England.
  • George Bernard Shaw is a Play writer.
  • Leo Tolstoy is a Russian novelist.
  • Jonathon Swift is a famous satirist in English literature.
  • ‘Lyrical Ballads’ is jointly written by William Wordsoworth and S.T. Coleridge in 1798.
  • ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is based on Coleridge’s friend’s dream.
  • Keats died of tuberculosis.
  • W.B. Yeats translated the ‘Gitanzali’ into English.
  • ‘Nakshi Kanthar Maat’ was translated into English by E.M. Milfold.
  • Homer was a Greek epic poet.
  • Homer was a blind poet.
  • Famous three Greek Dramatists-Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus.
  • W.B. Yeats won the Nobel Prize in 1923.
  • T.S. Eliot won the Nobel Prize in 1945.

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