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Question 58

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“Tom Jones is the panorama of the follies, vices and hypocrisies of the world? ” Discuss

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Tom Jones and the Panorama of Follies, Vices and Hypocrisy

  • ‘Tom Jones’ is a comic novel by English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. This novel is all about Tom Jones, a foundling, discovered one night in the bed of the wealthy and benevolent Mr. Allworthy, who gives him a home and educates him, but later repudiated him. Tom Jones is the panor

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Question 59

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Write note on: The term metaphysical conceit with illustrative references to Donne’s poetry.

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Donne’s Poetry and Metaphysical Conceit

  • John Donne is a remarkable poet of seventeenth century and stands out as the best exponent of the use “of metaphysical conceits”. Metaphysical conceit is a more intricate and intellectual device in which two different objects are likened together with the help of similes and metaphors. John Donne made use of m

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Write note on: The Court and the Country in English literature of the Renaissance.

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The Court and the Country of the Renaissance

  • The renaissance has been broadly defined as the ‘rebirth’ of culture throughout Europe in the later middle Ages. It was both a period of renewed scientific interest in classical learning and also a time of intense creative activity. Country, City and Court focuses on three important sites of literary prod

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