The Effulgence Within

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Three Sisters

Anton Chekov’s play The Three Sisters ( 1901 ) centers around the lives of three sisters. The eldest Olga, an old maid of twenty-eight, teaches at a girls’ school; the middle sister Masha is unhappily married to a school teacher; the youngest Irina, who is twenty and unmarried, is wooed by two army... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Anthem for Doomed Youth

Wilfred Owen’s sonnet Anthem for Doomed Youth is a touching and delicate elegiac poem on a whole generation of young men doomed to die in battle. The poet says that young soldiers sent to fight abroad get ruthlessly slaughtered like cattle in the battle. Their deaths are unheroic and horrible. No... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

William Blake’s The Tyger (published 1794, extra link for details) is a powerful and formidable poem. Judging by its surface meaning, the poem contemplates the fact that besides peacefulness and gentleness, the world includes fierce strength, terrifying in its possibilities of destructiveness. Blake... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Picture of Remote Pagan Britain

Shakespeare’s King Lear is founded on a childish incident where an old king decides to give away his kingdom to the child who professes to love him most. And this primitive groundwork is matched by the primitiveness of its people and the world in which they live. Here is a picture of a remote and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Childhood-time and Time

A nother of Dylan Thomas’ exquisite poems is the Fern Hill (1945). Fern Hill is the farm of Ann Jones, his aunt. It was the place of his holidays from his home at Swansea in Wales. ( Stanza 1 ): The poem opens with the boy playing about in the house and under the apple trees as happy as the day was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Force that Through the Green Fuse

The famous poet Dylan (pronounced dalan, in Welsh) Thomas’ “ The Force that Through the Green Fuse ” was published when he was only twenty. The poem’s theme is that the forces that control the growth and decay, the beauty and the terror of human life, are the very forces that we see at work in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In great tragedy as in life, there is no poetic justice

Shakespeare’s King Lear is founded on a childish incident where an old King decides to give away his kingdom to the child who professes to love him most, and his abdication results in his madness and all the sufferings it entails. A man of imperious nature, he reacts with violent wrath to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Lyric

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.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Timelessness of Poetic Art

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.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Elegy

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.

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