The Effulgence Within

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Doubt your doubts and become original from the fake

Seeded in doubt we remain which is always about The good and never about the bad, and none a non-devout! When I am happy it’s too good to be true; come bad But do I ever ask am I unhappy, am I really sad? Happiness, the stranger that rarely visits human soil Joy and bliss! Oh, they're plain words of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 27, 2023

The Angelic Nobility of Mary Hutchinson’s Soul

Wordsworth’s poem “ She was a Phantom of Delight ” is a tribute to his wife Mary Hutchinson who was his cousin and, while a girl, had been his schoolmate. They both were born in 1770 and were united in marriage in 1802. Mary Hutchinson appeared to him, in their childhood, as a delightful though... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Other Dimension of Love

I was absolutely delighted to find the sense of ecstasy in one of John Donne’s poem by the same title. It is, he explains, the realization through a temporary disassociation of the soul from the body and what all happens thereafter that ecstasy descends. Their bodies are the spheres in which their... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

The Criminal in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations Needed No Redemption

In Magwitch’s own words ‘in and out of jail’ aptly sums up his entire life story. An orphan who has no notion where he was born, his first memory is of stealing turnips for a living. Since then, he can remember a series of persecutions: jails, being put out of town, being put in the stocks and... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The Gains in Unwearied Pursuit of Classical Learnings.

A company of a grammarian's pupils are bearing their master's coffin for burial at the summit of a mountain. One of them tells his story and dilates on the praises of the departed scholar. They cannot fittingly bury their master on the plain with the common folk. He shall rest on a peak whose height... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Andrea del Sarto (the dressmaker’s son)

The sun is setting and the atmosphere, stiflingly windless; it is the evening twilight. Andrea, the son of a sartor (dress-maker) and a brilliant painter is sitting in his studio at Fiesole, a small town near Florence, with Lucrezia, his worldly-minded wife and model, who has for long forsaken any... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Faded rose-leaves too have a distinct aroma of their own

Charles lamb’s prose style, as seen in his essays, is elaborate with affectation, borrowed yet absolutely individual and idiosyncratic, mannered but never mannerised. Indeed, what seems artificial in Lamb’s style is actually natural to him. Lamb belonged in spirit to the seventeenth century, and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 2, 2023

Emily Dickinson: Intoxicated Unity of Self and Nature

Emily Dickinson’s “I taste a liquor never brewed” is a symbolic statement on the source of poetic inspiration and the nature of poetic feeling and thought. The poet begins by saying that she tastes a liquor and is becoming intoxicated. The liquor is not any particular kind of brew, as is the product... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

The Two Voices of Good and Bad: Can both be Right?

In ‘The Power and the Glory’ by British author Graham Greene, the title is an allusion to the doxology often recited at the end of the Lord's Prayer: "For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever, amen." In Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory (1940), the central issue is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Poetry is admittedly to Act upon the Emotions

The British philosopher and economist, John Stuart Mill wrote this essay ' Thoughts on Poetry and its Varieties' in 1832, when he was twenty-six. A man of sharp intellect, it is a careful analysis of his views on the different kinds of poetry he read during his time. (An off-course information - the... Sign in to see full entry.

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