The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Clytemnestra Kills her husband Agamemnon

Aeschylus’ Agamemnon is the story of a hereditary blood-feud. It deals with only the middle phase in the gruesome happenings which span three generations. In the opening scene Agamemnon returns to his kingdom in triumph after the fall of Troy. Already Clytemnestra had shown her masculine efficiency... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 6, 2021

House of Atreus (A Fantastic Greek Tragedy into the beginnings of Religion)

( Aeschylus ’ “The Orestia” is a tale of gore; technically a tragedy but it does not end purely in hopelessness but on an upbeat note. The modern readers may be surprised because in ancient Athens the term “tragedy” did not carry its modern meaning and many of the tragedies do end on a positive... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 3, 2021

A Study in Comic Self-Deception

Emma Woodhouse, the daughter of a rich country gentleman, is a beautiful, clever, snobbish young lady of twenty-one. She is the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma. Emma's fanciful mind, encouraged by ample leisure and a little willfulness, leads her to indulge in match-making. The novel is a study in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Different Varieties of the Lyric Family

The term “Lyric” is often applied to all classes of poetry which is neither narrative nor dramatic. The earliest lyric required the accompaniment of the lyre, and throughout its history the lyric has retained in varying degrees the qualities of song. Certainly, many beautiful lyrics cannot be set to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Alexander’s Feast: The Power of Music

Saint Cecilia, a Roman Virgin and martyr (230 A D) is technically the patron saint of music and the inventor of the organ. Dryden’s poem Alexander’s Feast is written in celebration of St. Cecilia’s Day on 22 nd November 1697. The poem opens with Alexander the Great, son of Philip, king of Macedon,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

A disloyal man’s antics ?

Apostate Boudoir Memoirs Yesterday morn as I, startled, from my dream awoke, Wondering how’s it my beloved’s at my side? Even as with cock’s-crow the sunlight broke Hesitantly, through the wide Open windows of her boudoir, falling On her disheveled hair, fell back I, recalling How she’d let go last... Sign in to see full entry.

Woken up by a Thunder Steep

Woken up by a thunder steep as I was in a slumber deep Felt as if someone shouting, Wake up, look … a guest is waiting! Dead in the night groggy I was, went back to my treasured cause Morning, upon opening the door, saw no one waiting out there; sore I wondered, “A friendly guest?” but who! Then... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Enemy Killed is the Poet Himself

Wilfred Owen’s Strange Meeting is a protest, not simply against war but against the glamorizing of war. If we think of it as a dream, it is founded on actual incidents of soldiers whom the poet saw die in the tunneled dug-outs. Escaping into a “profound dull tunnel” the poet comes on “encumbered... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Robert Browning’s A Grammarian’s Funeral

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 24, 2021

How to make the Inconceivable to Materialize

The mind is perfectly capable of repeating the Known: with the Unknown, it is powerless, perfectly incapable, it is impotent. See how difficult it becomes when the mind has to deal with words like eternity, absolute, void! However much you nay roll these words in your mind, they yield nothing but... Sign in to see full entry.

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