William Shakespeare is often referred to as "the Bard of England" because he was viewed as the greatest and unofficial national poet of England. This title was not given to him until during the 20th century when his works were rediscovered and performed by others.
Traditionally, a bard was someone who wrote about heroes and their acts and although it may sometimes be used to refer to someone who writes poems, it more often than not refers to someone who is revered for their poetry. Shakespeare's works continue to be seen as genius because they deal with human beings and a wide range of emotions that extend far beyond their original origins.Learn More
In a famous English epic poem, Beowulf defeats Grendel by waiting for him in the great hall of King Hrothgar, grappling with him, and using his great strength to rip one of Grendel's arms and shoulders from his body. Grendel runs away, mortally wounded, and bleeds to death in his home in the swamp.Full Answer >
A book title should intrigue your readers, pique their curiosity and make them want to read your book. It also should have some relationship to the book's subject. Many authors accomplish this by writing both a title and a subtitle.Full Answer >
In a drama, stimuli are resources that are used to establish the context, focus and purpose of the dramatic topic being presented. Materials used as stimuli can be visual or aural in nature and can represent various genres and forms of either Western theater or theater traditions from other cultures. Different forms of stimuli include music, moving images and film clips, as well as various forms of literature.Full Answer >
The journey motif, where a story’s protagonist must complete a quest in order to satisfy honor, is one of the oldest in storytelling. Usually, there is a prize or reward promised, but often the true reward is different and more valuable, as the protagonist both proves and humbles himself.Full Answer >