The Siege: Who is WHo

  Anna Mikhailovna Levin Protagonist, Kolya’s mother, Vera’s and Mikhail’s father, nursery assistant at the local nursery school and works under Elizaveta Antonova, falls into a relationship with Andrei, her childhood friend, befriends Maria Petrovna, her father’s lover later in life, works hard at the dacha and saves her own and her brother’s life, very… Read More The Siege: Who is WHo

Summer Farm

Summer Farm by Norman MacCaig is a very philosophical poem. Like Frost’s poems, it has a deceptive simplicity about it. In the beginning the poet observes simple things around him but ends up in introspection. He realizes his own place in the universe. He looks at an ordinary pastoral scene. Living and non-living things attract his attention. He… Read More Summer Farm

The Sandpiper

Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She studied for a PhD in linguistics at the University of Lancaster. Her debut novel, In the Eye of the Sun (1993), set in Egypt and England, recounts the maturing of Asya, a beautiful Egyptian who, by her own admission, “feels more comfortable with art than with life.” Her second novel The Map of… Read More The Sandpiper


    In Horses Edwin Muir is trying to catch the power and majesty of horses he saw in his childhood. Fort this he uses images which are from his contemporary life. Thus what is unfamiliar and old is seen in terms of what is new and familiar. At the end of the poem, we are told… Read More Horses


Pike Ted Hughes’ poem Pike shows the famous fish pike in different shades of fear and scare. In two simple lines the poet paints a complete physical picture of a pike and then spends the rest of the long poem to show pike in its real nature to enrich the experience of even those readers… Read More Pike