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To Be or Not To Be ; That is the questions

One of the best examples of soliloquies in form of a monologue presented by William Shakespeare in one of his great tragedies named Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1 the lines of the poem uttered by prince Hamlet after the death of his father King Hamlet. Text To Be, Or Not To Be To be, or not to Be In this line, the question rises in Hamlet’s mind that what is he going to do, he should do or not. Here, readers know that he is thinking about committing suicide because he is feeling tormented by the fact that his mother was having an illegitimate extramarital affair with his own uncle. They have murdered his father. His father’s soul comes in his dream and asks him to take his revenge and not to hurt anyway his wife. He finds himself unable to do anything and wants to commit suicide in his madness.    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer He asks himself that is it fine to suffer in mind and take no action against anything causing trouble to a person. He is trying to analyze that

MY LOVE IS LIKE TO ICE, AND I TO FIRE : Nature of Love which can alter others things' Nature .

MY LOVE IS LIKE TO ICE, AND I TO FIRE 🔊 Amoretti XXX (30) BY EDMUND SPENSER   Stanza: -1    My Love is like to ice, and I to fire: How comes it then that this her cold so great Is not dissolved through my so hot desire, But harder grows the more I her entreat?   Explanation: This is a love poem. In the very first line of the first stanza, the poet has presented a striking image of his beloved and himself with the help of a simile. He compares her with Ice and himself with burning fire. Both the matters have distinct features, which show that the couple is standing with some kind of differences between them. In the second line, the poet expresses his surprise at how can she be such a cold-hearted who is very irresponsive towards the poet’s love. On the contrary, she becomes harder as much as the poet shows his love to her. Poet finds him unable to turn her feelings in love despite his burning zeal for love.   Stanza: -2    Or how comes it that my exceeding heat Is not allayed by

A beautiful portrait of life-cycle presented by : William Shakespeare in his Poem "The Seven Ages Of Man".

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Written by:  William Shakespeare in one of his play entitled “ As You Like It ” Shakespeare wrote his poem in the form of a monologue. Jacques’, one of the characters of this play speaks these lines in Act –II, scene - VII Enjoy in audio Poem  All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then, the whining schoolboy with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden, and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice In fair round belly, with good capon lin'd, With eyes severe, and

Using Present Continuous Tense was never so easy before.

How and where do use the Present Continuous tense? Format(s) Assertive Subject + is/am/are + Main Verb 1st + Ing Negative Subject + is/am/are + Not + Main Verb 1st + Ing Interrogative Is/am/are + Subject +Main Verb 1st +Ing?   Agreement Singular Subject + Singular Verb Plural Subject + Plural Verb   To tell about an action or process that is going on at the time of speaking. They are cutting trees. (Cut + ing) (T) is doubled here.   To tell about the actions, which are going to be, happen in near future. He is practicing. (Practice + Ing ) ‘E’ is removed here.  Am I doing wrong?   With ‘always’, ‘continually’, ’constantly’, and ‘forever’, when a doer is doing something against others' will. She is always complaining.   Where do not use continuous tense? Stative Verb/ Non-conclusive verbs   Verbs of appearance               Look, Resemble, Seem, Appear Verbs of emotions                   Want, D

Uses of Present Indefinite Tense

 Uses of Present Indefinite Tense Format(s) Assertive Subject + Main Verb 1 st /Main Verb 1 st + s/es . Negative Subject + Do/Does+ Not + Main Verb 1 st . Interrogative Do/Does + Subject + Main Verb 1 st ? Agreement Singular Subject + Singular Verb. Plural Subject + Plural Verb.   1.    To tell a Universal/eternal truth A.     Birds fly . B.       Bird flies .   2.    To tell about daily actions A.     He practices every day. B.       Do they practice every day?   3.    In live commentaries on TV and radios A.     Ram passes the ball to Rahim. B.       Ram does not pass the ball to Rahim.   4.    If sentence starts with here or there A.     Here comes the train.   5.    In newspapers headlines A.     Cricket match draws .   6.    For planned future actions A.     He arrives tomorrow. B.       Batches start  tomorrow.   7.    With whenever and when A.     Whenever you ring the bell, she comes.   8.

The Good-Morrow

  The Good-Morrow BY JOHN DONNE Stanza - I I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then? But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den? ’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be. If ever any beauty I did see, Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.   Lines start with first person pronoun, here poet expresses his surprise as to what he and his counterpart did earlier they fell in love. He regards their former pleasures as childish and rustic and their former life as a long sleep in which they were as oblivious to reality of life to expresses this he has used a reference to the Bible of Seven Sleepers who took refuse in a den due to fear of persecution. He thinks that their earlier lives were abstract and there was nothing real. Poet says his past love for old lovers was just a mere reflection of his present beloved.     Troth                                              Truly