Emily Bronte – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1812 The Reverend Patrick Brontë marries Maria Branwell. 1814 Maria Brontë, their first child, born. 1815 Elizabeth Brontë born. 1816 Charlotte Brontë born. 1817 Patrick Branwell Brontë, the only son, born. 1818 Emily Jane Brontë born. 1820 Anne Brontë born. The Brontë family moves to Haworth, near Bradford, Yorkshire. 1821 Mrs. Brontë dies of cancer … Continue reading Emily Bronte – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

Ernest Hemingway – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1899 Born July 21 in Oak Park, Illinois, the second of six children of Clarence Edmonds Hemingway, a medical doctor, and Grace Hall Hemingway, a singer and music teacher. 1917 Graduates from Oak Park High School; rejected by U.S. Army for service in World War I because of eye injured in boxing; works as cub … Continue reading Ernest Hemingway – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

John Milton – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

1608 John Milton (JM) born 9 December in Bread Street, London. 1620 JM enters St. Paul’s School, where he will begin his friendship with Charles Diodati. 1625 JM admitted to Christ’s College Cambridge, where some of his first published poems will be written. 1630 Edward King (later the subject of ‘Lycidas’) elected to fellowship at … Continue reading John Milton – Biography / Chronology / Timeline

Philip Larkin – Biography

Download English E Classes App to get complete study material on Philip Larkin. Larkin was born on August 9, 1922, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, the youngest child of Sydney Larkin and Eva Emily Day. Sydney Larkin was a successful, self-made man who was outspoken about his love for Nazism as well as his love for … Continue reading Philip Larkin – Biography

Naomi Shihab Nye – Biography

Download English E Classes App to get complete study material on Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi Shihab Naomi Shihab was born on March 12, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Aziz Shihab, a journalist, and Miriam, a teacher. Her father was a Palestinian immigrant who loved to tell Middle Eastern folktales to his children. Her American … Continue reading Naomi Shihab Nye – Biography

Edmund Burke – Biography

Edmund Burke (1729–1797) political philosopher, orator Edmund Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Richard Burke, an attorney, and Mary Nagle Burke. At the age of six, the sickly Burke was sent by his parents to live in Ballyduff with his maternal uncle, Patrick Nagle. In 1741, Burke was enrolled in a boarding school in … Continue reading Edmund Burke – Biography

Kamala Das – Biography

Kamala Surayya Kamala Das (1934–2009) was a famous Indian poet and novelist who wrote in both English and Malayalam, her mother tongue. While writing in Malayalam, she used the pen name Madhavikutty. She was born in Thrissur, Kerala into a fairly privileged family. Her mother, Nalapat Balamani Amma was a well-known Malayali poet who had … Continue reading Kamala Das – Biography

William Shakespeare – Biography

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) William ShakespeareBORN: 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandDIED: 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandNATIONALITY: British, EnglishGENRE: Poetry, DramaMAJOR WORKS:Romeo and Juliet (1595–1596)Sonnets (1590s)Hamlet (1600–1601)King Lear (1605)The Tempest (1611) OverviewWilliam Shakespeare drew upon elements of classical literature to create distinctly English forms of poetry and drama. His work was hardly limited to strict classical idioms, however; he successfully utilized … Continue reading William Shakespeare – Biography

Thomas Gray – Biography

Thomas Gray (1716-1771) BORN: 1716, London, EnglandDIED: 1771, Cambridge, EnglandNATIONALITY: BritishGENRE: Poetry, nonfictionMAJOR WORKS:‘‘Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College’’ (1747)‘‘Ode on the Spring’’ (1748)‘‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’’ (1751)Essays and Criticism (1911) OverviewThomas Gray is generally regarded as a transitional figure in eighteenth-century poetry, providing a bridge between the poetic sensibility of … Continue reading Thomas Gray – Biography

Andrew Marvell – Biography

BORN: 1621, Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire, EnglandDIED: 1678, London, EnglandNATIONALITY: BritishGENRE: PoetryMAJOR WORKS:Miscellaneous Poems (1681) OverviewOne of the last of the seventeenth-century Metaphysical poets, Andrew Marvell is noted for intellectual, allusive poetry that is rich in metaphor and conceit. His work incorporates many of the elements associated with the Metaphysical school: the tension of opposing values, metaphorical … Continue reading Andrew Marvell – Biography