Tag: Quotations

Literature

‘Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves’: Meaning and Origin

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) gave us many memorable lines. The majority of these are one-liners and witticisms which he either used in conversation or sprinkled throughout his clever comedies – his plays which were performed to great acclaim during the first half of the 1890s. […]

Literature

‘Dark Satanic Mills’: Meaning and Origin

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) Let’s begin with a quiz question: what is the title of the poem in which the phrase ‘dark Satanic Mills’ appears? Is it a) ‘Jerusalem’ or b) Milton? Most people would probably go for a), but although we know commonly know William Blake’s poem […]