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The Jew of Malta

The Jew of Malta is a play by Christopher Marlowe. Marlowes source is unknown. It is possibly a forgotten story, or he may have studied Jewish life first-hand in London. The exact date the play was written is uncertain. It is certain though that ...

                                               

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher "Kit" Marlowe was a major dramatist, poet, and translator of English Renaissance drama. Swinburne has written that: "Marlowe is a Father of English Tragedy and the creator of English blank verse and therefore also the teacher and guid ...

                                               

The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris is a play by Christopher Marlowe. It is thought to be his last play, and probably written about 1593. Massacre is about the slaughter of Protestants on Saint Bartholomews Day in Paris in 1572. The text is significantly flawe ...

                                               

A Boy Named Sue

A Boy Named Sue is a song written by Shel Silverstein. It was first made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash was at the height of his popularity when he recorded the song live at Californias San Quentin State Prison at a concert on February 24, 1969. Th ...

                                               

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales is a book of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer. It was written in the 14th century. It was one of the first books to be written in Middle English. The book is about a group of pilgrims travelling from London to Canterbury. ...

                                               

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance. It is one of the most notable Arthurian stories. It is known as the "beheading game". The story is written in stanzas of alliterative verse. Each stanza ends ...

                                               

The Visioners Tale

The Visioners Tale is one of the little-known writings of Geoffrey Chaucer. Only parts of the story were left from when Chaucer wrote it in the 14th century, so it is not normally included in modern versions of the Canterbury Tales. Here is the t ...

                                               

Aeneid

The Aeneid is an epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC. It tells the story of "pious Aeneas". Aeneas is a Trojan warrior who had to leave his city because the Greeks captured Troy after a long war. It starts with Aeneas carrying his fa ...

                                               

Afonso Africano (epic poem)

Afonso Africano is an epic poem by Portuguese poet Vasco Mouzinho de Quevedo e Castelo Branco. It was first published in 1611. It is composed of twelve cantos. It is written in ottava rima which in Portugal is known as oitava rima. This stanza is ...

                                               

The Bridge (poem)

The Bridge is a long poem by American author Hart Crane. The work was published for the first time in 1930. It was intended by the poet to be a modern epic poem. The poem has fifteen parts. Many of them are about New York City. The best-known par ...

                                               

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov is a Russian novel written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky said, "Id die happy if I could finish this final novel, for I would have expressed myself completely." The Brothers Karamazov is the story of the lives of three Ru ...

                                               

Clarel (poem)

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land is an epic poem by American writer and poet Herman Melville. The work was published in New York by G. P. Putnam & Company in 1876. It was authors last big book. The poem is really huge. It is compose ...

                                               

The Daughter of Slava

The Daughter of Slava is a poetic work by Jan Kollar. It is a long cycle of sonnets. In fact, it is an epic poem written in the form of sonnet. The author was a Slovak Lutheran pastor and poet, who wrote in Czech. The work was intended to become ...

                                               

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri. It is about a trip through the afterlife. The poem has three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Divine Comedy is a piece of world literature. Inferno is the most famous sect ...

                                               

The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The poem was first published in 1590. A longer version of the poem was published in 1596. This version of the poem is in six parts or books. The Fairie Queene is about different knights ...

                                               

The Fall of Nineveh (poem)

The Fall of Nineveh is a long poem. It consists of the Prelude and thirty books. It comprises over than six hundred pages and more than twenty thousand lines. Because of that it is one of the longest epic poems in English and European literature. ...

                                               

Filostrato (poem)

Filostrato is a poem by 14th-century Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio. It tells about Troilos love for Criseyda. The historical importance comes from two reasons. One reason is that it is one of the first long poems written in ottava rima. The sec ...

                                               

John Fitchett

John Fitchett was born on 21 September 1776. He became an orphan very early. He studied law and became an attorney. He lived in Warrington, England. In 1796 he published his first work named Bewsey, a Poem. John Fitchett never married. He died on ...

                                               

Jerusalem Delivered

Jerusalem Delivered is an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, first published in 1581. It tells a largely fictional version of the First Crusade in which Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims in order to take Jer ...

                                               

John Browns Body (epic poem)

In 1925 Stephen Vincent Benet decided to write a long poem. With this proposal he approached the Guggenheim Foundation. He asked for 2 500 dollars and got it. Then he went to France. He settled in Paris and began to write. The poem was published ...

                                               

Lady Jane Grey (poem)

Jane Grey, known as The Nine Days Queen, was a great-granddaughter of the king Henry VII, father of Henry VIII. When Henry VIIIs son and successor Edward VI died, the crown of England was offered to her. She was however soon put in prison by Quee ...

                                               

Madoc (poem)

Madoc is a long poem by Robert Southey. The author is famous as the third of the Lake Poets. Madoc is an epic poem. It was first published in 1805. The poet worked on the poem for ten years. It tells about legendary Welsh prince Madog, ab Owain G ...

                                               

Saga

Sagas are stories mostly about ancient Nordic and Germanic life. Some are entirely invented, and some have an historical basis. They tell about early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during the voyages, about migration to Iceland and o ...

                                               

Sir Thaddeus

Sir Thaddeus, or the Last Lithuanian Foray: A Noblemans Tale from the Years of 1811 and 1812 in Twelve Books of Verse is a long poem by Polish romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz. It is regarded as a national epic. It was first published in Paris in 18 ...

                                               

The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha is an epic poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was first published in 1855. The poem was loosely based on the legends of Native American peoples. In 1857, Longfellow estimated that the work had sold 50.000 copies. ...

                                               

Sribhargavaraghaviyam

Srībhārgavarāghavīyam, meaning Of Parashurama and Rama, is a Sanskrit epic poem made by Jagadguru Rambhadracharya in 2002. It is made of 2121 verses in 40 Sanskrit and Prakrit metres and is separated into 21 cantos and each contains 101 verses. T ...

                                               

Theogony

The Theogony is a poem by Hesiod. It was written in the 8th or 7th century BC, and uses the same dialect of Ancient Greek as Homer. This dialect is known as Epic dialect today. With the exception of the Illiad and the Odyssey, the Theogony is the ...

                                               

Viriato Tragico

Viriato Tragico is a heroic poem, one of the most important Portuguese poems of the 17th century. It consists of twenty books. It was first printed in 1699, many years after authors death.

                                               

Alcohol tolerance

Alcohol tolerance is a special case of drug tolerance: with certain substances, such as alcohol, the body gets used to them. People consume substances such as alcohol, because these substances have certain effects. As the body gets used to the su ...

                                               

Alcohol withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is medical problem. It is a set of symptoms that can happen when a person who has drunk alcohol for a long time stops drinking. It can also happen when a person starts drinking less than they used to. Alcohol withdrawal can be ...

                                               

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is addiction to alcohol. People who have alcoholism are called alcoholics. Alcoholism is a disease. It often gets worse over time, and can kill a person. However, alcoholism can be treated. Alcohol is the most commonly used drug in the ...

                                               

CAGE questionnaire

The CAGE questionnaire is a set of four questions about a persons drinking habits. It is commonly used to test adults for alcoholism. Because it is so short, doctors often start by using the CAGE questionnaire when they suspect that a patient may ...

                                               

Christianity and alcohol

Wine has always been important in Christianity. Christians believe that Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding where there was not enough to drink see the picture at the right. The Bible says that wine was also important at the Last Supper - t ...

                                               

Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol

The Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol), is a scale used to measure alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The scale lists ten common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Based on how bad a persons symptoms are, each of these is assigned a num ...

                                               

CRAFFT Screening Test

The CRAFFT Screening Test is a short test for alcohol and drug problems in teenagers. This test has two parts. "CRAFFT" is an acronym for the six questions in the second part of the test. A doctor or counselor can give the CRAFFT Screening Test t ...

                                               

Disulfiram

Disulfiram is a medication used to treat chronic alcoholism. It is sold under the brand names Antabuse and Antabus. Disulfiram works by making people feel very sick if they drink alcohol. It is not a cure for alcoholism. Usually, alcoholics who t ...

                                               

Drunkenness

Drunkenness means being intoxicated by alcohol. This means a persons brain and body are not working normally, because of the alcohol they have had. A person who is intoxicated is usually called drunk. The effects of being drunk depend on how much ...

                                               

Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome is a group of mental and physical problems that can happen when a mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant. A "syndrome" is a group of symptoms. "Fetal" means anything that has to do with a fetus. Fetal alcohol syndrome ...

                                               

Absinthe

Absinthe is a distilled highly alcoholic drink. It is 45–74% alcohol by volume / 90–148 U.S. proof) beverage. It is an anise-flavoured spirit won from herbs. The herbs including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium, together with green ...

                                               

Armagnac (brandy)

Armagnac is a kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region of France. The region lies between the Adour and Garonne rivers in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The area contains 15.000 hectares of grape-producing vines. It was given an AOC in 1936 ...

                                               

Brandy

Brandy is a type of alcoholic beverage. It has about 36%-60% alcohol. It is from a distillation of fermented fruit juices or fruit mash. The color is amber/brown. It has a sweet flavor. It is normally an after dinner drink.

                                               

Calvados (drink)

Calvados is an alcoholic drink. It is made from distilling cider in Normandy, one of the oldest Provinces of France. It got its name from the place called Calvados which is famous for making it. It is also made in the other places in Normandy inc ...

                                               

Gin

Gin is a type of alcoholic drink with a high amount of alcohol in it, usually about 35-50% alcohol by volume. It was invented in the Netherlands in the 17th century, and soon became very popular in England. This became a problem when many people ...

                                               

Liqueur

A liqueur is a sweet-tasting alcoholic drink. It is often flavored with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. The word liqueur comes from the Latin word liquifacere which means "to dissolve." This is be ...

                                               

Schnapps

Traditional German schnapps are usually clear alcoholic drinks which are distilled from fermented cereals, roots, and fruits. Traditional German schnapps has no sugar or other flavoring added. It is similar in look and flavor to vodka with light ...

                                               

Vermouth

Vermouth is a sweet wine, that has been converted to a spirit. It usually has between 15 and 18 percent of alcohol. Also, certain herbs are added to flavour the wine. Its name is derived from a plant called Artemisia absinthium, which makes it ta ...

                                               

Vodka

Vodka is an alcoholic drink that is usually about 40% alcohol. It is clear, though it is sometimes mixed with other liquids before people drink it. It was first popular in the Slavic countries of Eastern Europe then it came to the Turkic countrie ...

                                               

Fermentation

Fermentation is when a cell uses sugar for energy without using oxygen at the same time. Fermentation also describes growing microorganisms on a growth medium. This is done to get a chemical product. French microbiologist Louis Pasteur studied fe ...

                                               

Awamori

Awamori is an alcoholic drink from Okinawa, Japan. Awamori is made from rice. It is fermented and distilled. Awamori is similar to shōchū, but very different from nihonshu, or sake. The amount of alcohol in Awamori is usually between 30% and 43% ...

                                               

Doburoku

Doburoku is a kind of sake. It is an alcoholic drink made in Japan. It is made with steamed rice, kōji, water, and yeast. Actual doburoku is only made with special permission. Something similar is often sold as nigori sake. It is very easy to mak ...