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Devika Panikar

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Devika Panikar has been teaching English Language and Literature for 14 years now. She is an Assistant Professor with the Directorate of Collegiate Education under the Government of Kerala. She teaches at the Government Colleges coming under this directorate and is now posted at the Department of English, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram. This website is a collection of the lecture notes that she prepared by referring various sources, for her students’ perusal. It has been compiled here for the sake of future generations.

Ballad Forms

A ballad is a poem that tells a story, usually (but not always) in four-line stanzas called quatrains. The ballad form is enormously diverse,...

Agenda

An agenda also called a docket or a schedule is a list of topics or activities in the order they are to be taken...

Ballads

Ballad is a popular narrative song passed down orally. Folk (or traditional) ballads are anonymous and recount tragic, comic, or heroic stories with an...

Types of Formal Letters

Letter of Enquiry The agenda behind writing this letter is to collect information about something or someone. Here you should mention why you expect the...

Formal Letters

We live in a world of technology backed communication. E-mails, texts, etc are most of our preferred modes of communication. However, letters still have...

Usage of Adverbs

An adverb is a word that’s used to give information about a verb, adjective, or another adverb. ...

Dramatic Monologue

Monologue refers to a speech or a verbal presentation that a character gives to exhibit his ideas as well as thoughts in a loud...

Informal Letters

An informal letter also referred to as a friendly letter, is a personal letter written to friends or relatives (Informal letter to a friend)....

Levels of Aesthetic Distance

Aesthetic distance, the frame of reference that an artist creates by the use of technical devices in and around the work of art is...

Letter Writing Tips

The art of writing a letter was considered an important requirement. Here are some tips for writing a good letter. Identify the Type This obviously is...

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