English Literature

** The father of modern English poetry – Geoffrey Chaucer ** Shakespeare is known mostly for his- Play ** The English “Epic Poet”- John Milton ** The first English dictionary writer- Samuel Johnson **The most famous satirist in English literature – Jonathan Swift ** The father of English novel – Henry Fielding ** The poet of nature – William Wordsworth ** Both poet & painter- William Blake ** Poet of Sensuousness – John Keats ** The poet of beauty – John Keats **The Rebel poet in English literature – Lord Byron ** The greatest modern English dramatist – G.B.Shaw **The father of modern English literature – G.B.Shaw ** The first English novel – Pamela ** The first translator of the Bible into English – John Wycliff **The poet of poets – Edmund Spenser. ** ইংরেজি সাহিত্যের প্রথম মহাকাব্য হল- Beowulf **ইংরেজি গদ্যের জনক – John Wyclif **শেক্সপিয়র জন্মগ্রহণ করেন-১৫৬৪ সালে **শেক্সপিয়র মৃত্যুবরণ করেন- ১৬১৬ সালে **শেক্সপিয়র নাটক লিখেছেন – ৩৭ টি। ** John Milton এর উপাধি হল- English Epic Poet. ** George Orwell এর মূল নাম হল- Eric Arthur Blair ** George Eliot এর মূল নাম হল-Mary Ann Evans. ** P .B. Shelley কে Oxford University থেকে বহিস্কার করা হয়েছিল। ** T .S. Eliot কে তার বিখ্যাত কবিতা ‘The Waste Land’ এর জন্য নোবেল পুরস্কার পেয়েছিল **John Keats পেশাগতভাবে একজন ডাক্তার ছিলেন। **Winston Churchill ছিলেন এমন একজন প্রধানমন্ত্রী যিনি সাহিত্যে নোবেল পেয়েছিলেন। @@Literary Works -Author-Important Characters@ @ **The Tempest (Comedy)Shakespeare -Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Caliban, Ariel **Measure for Measure (Problem Play)Shakespeare -Isabella, Juliet, Lucio, Angelo, Claudio **Macbeth (Tragedy)Shakespeare -Macbeth, Lady Macbeth (most powerful lady character of Shakespeare), Duncan, Banquo, the Three Witches **Merchant of Venice (Comedy)Shakespeare -Shylock, Antonio, Bassanio, Portia, Jessica **King Lear (Tragedy)Shakespeare -King Lear, Cordelia, Goneril, Regan **Hamlet (Tragedy)Shakespeare -Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude **Othello (Tragedy)Shakespeare -Othello, Desdemona, Iago (Shakespeare’s most infamous villain) **Twelfth Night (Comedy)Shakespeare -Viola, Duke Orsino, Malvolio, Olivia, Sebastian **As You Like It (Comedy)Shakespeare -Rosalind, Orlando, Jaques, Celia, Duke Senior **Doctor Faustus (Tragedy)Christopher Marlowe -Faustus, Mephistopheles **Paradise Lost (Epic)John Milton -Adam, Eve, Satan (most infamous villain of all times) **Volpone (Comedy)Ben Jonson -Volpone, Mosca, Celia **Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Novel)Thomas Hardy -Tess Durbeyfield **Robinson Crusoe (Novel)Daniel Defoe -Robinson Crusoe, Friday, Xury **Gulliver’s Travels (Novel-Satire)Jonathan Swift -Gulliver, Blefuscudian, Lilliputians, Yahoos **Death of Salesman (Play-tragedy)Arthur Miller -Willy Loman, Linda Loman, Happy Loman **Oliver Twist (Novel)Charles Dickens -Oliver Twist, Fagin, Bill Sikes **Great Expectations (Novel)Charles Dickens -Pip (Philip Pirrip), Miss Havisham, Estella, Joe Gargery **David Copperfield (Novel)Charles Dickens -David Copperfield, Agnes Wickfield, James Steerforth **Anna Karenina (Novel) Leo Tolstoy -Anna Karenina, Alexis Karenin **Jane Eyre (Novel) Charlotte Bronte -Jane Eyre, Edward Rochester **The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Poem) S. T. Coleridge -The Mariner, the Wedding Guest, Albatross, ** ‘To be or not to be‘ is the beginning of a famous soliloquy from – Hamlet. **The father of English Poem – Geoffrey Chaucer ** Francis Bacon is an – Essayist **‘Renaissance’ means – the revival of learning ** Elizabethan tragedy is centered on – Revenge ** A lexicographer is a person who writes – dictionaries **The English Poet who addicted to opium – S.T. Coleridge ** The Golden Age of English Literature – the Elizabethan Age **The author of the book ‘Asian Drama ‘ is – Gunnar Myrdal ** Protagonist indicates -the leading character in a play ** A sonnet is a poem having fourteen lines ** ‘Blank Verse’ is a kind of verse -having no rhyming end ** The real name of O’Henry – William Sydney Porter. ** ‘To Daffodils‘ is written by – Robert Herrick **Goethe is the greatest poet of – Germany ** ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ is a tragedy ** ‘A Passage to India‘ is written by – E.M Forster ** The full name of the tragedy ‘Dr.Faustus‘ – The Tragic History of Doctor Faustus ** “Gulliver’s Travels” has been written by – Jonathan Swift ** The drama ‘Hamlet’ is written by- Shakespeare ** ‘Faerie Queene’ is- an epic by Edmund Spenser ** The “Merchant of Venice” written by Shakespeare is- a drama ** Who wrote “The Tempest”? – William Shakespeare ** A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’ was stated by- John Keats **’Paradise Lost’ was written by- Milton ** Chaucer is the representative poet of – 14th century ** The music in my heart I bore Long after it was heard no more.’ These lines are from the poem- Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats. ** Macbeth’ is – a play by Shakespeare.