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A Short Analysis of William Blake’s ‘The Clod and the Pebble’ by guest author Dr Oliver Tearle

This article was first posted on 23 November 2017 on the website Interesting Literature set up by Dr Oliver Tearle, Professor at Loughborough University in England. It can be found at https://interestingliterature.com/2017/11/23/a-short-analysis-of-william-blakes-the-clod-and-the-pebble/ .   The Clod and the Pebble is a William Blake poem that first appeared in his 1794 volume Songs of Experience, the companion-piece to …

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‘Sumer is icumumen in’ by guest author Dr Oliver Tearle

This article, by Dr. Oliver Tearle Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, England was first published on 01.06.2016 on the website Interesting Literature at https://interestingliterature.com/2016/06/01/a-short-analysis-of-sumer-is-icumen-in/. English poetry begins with a stag breaking wind. Or, at least, it does if you pick up The Oxford Book of English Verse, where the short song, ‘Sumer is icumen in’, begins …

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Interesting Facts about Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’ by guest author Oliver Tearle

Here’s a question for you. Can you name the three biggest-selling poets in the world? Shakespeare has to be in there (and he is – at number one in most accounts), but what about the other two? Wordsworth? Homer? Tennyson? John Betjeman, maybe? His poetry sold a lot of copies in the twentieth century. No, …

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