The Effulgence Within
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.
I couldn't find much of The Lyric in the net, which would have been a proper sequence after The Ode and The Elegy, but tomorrow I hope be able to do it after some research. Shakespeare’s sonnet “ Like as the Waves towards a Pebbled Shore ” is addressed to a handsome youth of high rank whom he... Sign in to see full entry.
T he Elegy in ancient Greece was the name given for a song of mourning. The causes of lamentation are various – war, political feuds, the manners and the morals of the time, death. The Elizabethans called a love complaint an elegy. But since then the word has come to mean a poem in which the poet... Sign in to see full entry.
Enthused and encouraged by all you dear readers, I thought it relevant that I posted something that throws a bit more light on our yesterday's subject of discussion. Thanks all. The research and the compression, I hope, comes out right. The Ode is a rhymed (usually unrhymed) lyric, often in the form... Sign in to see full entry.
“A WAKE, Æolian lyre, awake, And give to rapture all thy trembling strings, From Helicon's harmonious springs... “ This is the poet Thomas Gray’s (1716 – 1771) Invocation to the Æolian lyre, that is, the lyre of the ancient Greek poet Pindar who lived between the 6 th and 5 th century B.C. Gray here... Sign in to see full entry.
The Theatre of the Absurd gained much popularity as a medium of dramatic expression, although indistinct in its conveyance but one of relief all right, of the inner conflicts of Man to which he found no answers, especially when the world was passing through a phase of transition – uprisings against... Sign in to see full entry.
A friend of mine sent this which I found quite funny and wanted to share... A keen immigrant Indian Marwadi lad (when it comes to business, Marwadis are a community no less than the proverbial Jews) applied for a salesman's job at London 's premier downtown department store. In fact, it was the... Sign in to see full entry.
“Because I could not stop for Death”, reads the first line of the poem. It has been argued by various critics as to the exact meaning conveyed by the poem. All you readers out there may wish to have a look at this short poem, here. I present my interpretation along with a request to you fine poets... Sign in to see full entry.
(Related with yesterday’s post) Religion appears to be the motive force behind Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Indeed, much of its dialogue, spectacle and images reflect traditional Christian values. The play repeatedly tells us that the two characters, Estragon and Vladimir are made in God’s image,... Sign in to see full entry.
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is the story of two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon who meet at a country roadside spot, waiting for Godot, an enigmatic being, but he never arrives. His non-arrival provides the only fact about him in the whole pay. Many attempts have been made to identify Godot and... Sign in to see full entry.