The Effulgence Within

Saturday, March 12, 2022

So lonely ’twas that God Himself scarce seem’d there to be

The Ancient Mariner is the story of a real-life sea voyage pervaded by a supernatural atmosphere. A couple, on way to attending a wedding, is suddenly stopped by an old mariner, and catching hold of the guest's hands, starts telling his mysterious sea voyage story. The stranger is naturally,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 28, 2022

A Satyr against Mankind and Reason

John Wilmot, (1647 – 1680), the second Earl of Rochester England, Viscount in Ireland, was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II’s Restoration court, he was infamous in his time for his life and works, was the cynosure of the libertine wits of Restoration England. The Restoration reacted... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Coleridge’s Ballad Style “Her lips were red, Her looks were freee” ….

Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was as white as leprosy … We see in the above lines of “ The Ancient Mariner” the medieval influence of the supernatural at work in the skeletal ship - the dicing demons on the deck evoking a fearful nightmare of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Swift’s Battle of the Books

It was almst around the end of the eighteenth century that there arose in France a heated debate over the question as to whether the writers of the modern age of science and reason were superior to the mythcal and superstitious limited world of the Ancient Greek and Roman writers. Those who favoured... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Buddha’s Thought could never be Taught, Only Caught

Buddha, his childhood name was Gautama, was born in 536 BC. His father, the king of Kapilavastu, India (now known as Nepal) wished to learn the future of the boy, and an assemblage of seven great astrologers of the age sat to discuss mutually and make a correct foretelling. Six of them raised their... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Cleopatra’s greatness is not in the manner of her living, but in her dying.

( Since you all liked the new year love story, I thought of adding another aspect on the greatness of the 'vile' woman Cleopatra ). Shakespeare loved to show his heroes with flaws and doubts and unheroic impulses, and heroines whose chastity was at war with their carnality. The play is the story of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Is Antony Love’s Pilgrim or Love’s Martyr

(Thought I’ll start the New Year with a wild love ❤ ️ story. A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my dear Blogit friends). The impression left us at the close of Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra can scarcely be called purely tragic. The feeling of reconciliation, which mingles with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is an 1818 novel written by English author Mary Shelley, wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The creator, Victor... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Man’s inescapable relationship with God

The Pulley, is an exquisite and disarmingly simple ( intricate though in its use of similes, metaphors and conceits ), poem by George Herbert, a 17th century poet who died young, at forty, in 1633. He has been rightfully called the saint of the Metaphysical school. His poem, The Pulley, is a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Music of the Heart reverberates long after it is gone

The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more." ( The Solitary Reaper ) In the course of one of his walking tours, Wordsworth once saw a Scottish Highland girl reaping and singing all alone in a field. Her song, which had a melancholy ring, filled the entire valley, and the poet was... Sign in to see full entry.

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