BCS Preliminary Preparation English Literature Part- 01

William Blake famous poem "The Tyger" Summary

BCS Preliminary Preparation English Literature Part- 01

Literary Periods, Terms and Writers

  • Geoffrey Chaucer was a-poet and diplomat.
  • The unfinished work of Geoffrey Chaucer- The House of Fame.
  • Shakespeare is called – The Bard of Avon.
  • To be or not to be’ is the beginning of a famous soliloquy from-Hamlet.
  • A speech or monologue spoken by a single character in a theatrical play or drama is called-Soliloquy.
  • The central idea of Under the Greenwood Tree’ is life in nature is simple and free.
  • Othello gave Desdemona-as a token of love.-a handkerchief
  • Shakespeare is known mostly for his-plays.
  • The plays ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Julius Caesar’ Hamlet Troilus and Cressida’ ‘Othello” King Lear’ Macbeth” Antonio and Cleopatra’ and ‘Cymbeline’ are written by-Shakespeare.
  • The Faerie Queen’ written by Edmund Spenser is- an allegorical epic.
  • The essays’ Of Truth, Of Studies, Of Marriage and Single Life’ are written by- Francis Bacon.
  • Francis Bacon was assigned with the Attorney General and Lord Chancellor.
  • Francis Bacon is called the father of English Essay.
  • The Battle of Books ”A tale of Tub’ and ‘Gulliver Travels’ are written by- Jonathan Swift.
  • Jonathan Swift is a famous satirist.
  • Using ‘Dramatic Monologue’ successfully in the poem is done by— Robert Browning.
  • The poems ‘The Patrioť and ‘Andrea Del Sarto’ are written by- Robert Browning.
  • Thomas Gray is famous for his-elegies.
  • W.B. Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist and critic.
  • The poems ‘The Second Coming, Sailing to Byzantium, A Prayer for My Daughter, The Lake Isle of Innisfree and No Second Troy’ are written by-W.B. Yeats.
  • The last poem of W.B. Yeats is— The Second Coming.
  • The poem ‘Ulysses’ is written by- Alfred Lord Tennyson.
  • The novel’ Ulysses’ is written by— the Irish writer James Joyce.
  • James Joyce is famous for his narrative technique- The Stream of Consciousness.


  • ‘Eternal Passion! Eternal Pain’— Matthew Arnold
  • Man is by nature a political animal.- Aristotle
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.’- Alexander Pope
  • Books, the children of the brain’ – Jonathan Swift
  • ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths.’- William Shakespeare
  • ‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair.’ – William Shakespeare
  • Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. -William Shakespeare
BCS Preliminary Preparation English Literature Part- 01

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