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The Alphabet for the Journey called Life – Post 3

August 27, 2008

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…continued from the previous post (the concluding part now) P for PacifistA pacifist is the one who is opposed to violence as means of settling disputes. He is a peace-loving fellow. Maintaining peace at all costs is the need of the hour, with so much violence all around the globe. Q for QuietBeing quiet doesn’t […]

The Alphabet for the Journey called Life – Post 2

August 22, 2008

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…continued from the previous post F for FlexibilityWe should be flexible and not rigid in the sense that we should be able to mould ourselves according to the need and the changing times. Then only can we expect to be successful. Changing with the need of the (the good change, of course) means not letting […]

The Alphabet for the Journey called Life – Post 1

August 20, 2008

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A for AccomplishmentLife is a tale of accomplishments and failures. A combination of sunshine and shade. Accomplishment is what is left after we have lost what we had achieved. Your real gain is not the compliments paid by others to you directly but what people say about you behind your back. When people are jealous […]

Emily Dickinson’s ‘Success is Counted Sweetest’

August 15, 2008

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SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST (the text) Success is counted sweetestBy those who ne’er succeed.To comprehend a nectarRequires sorest need.Not one of all the purple HostWho took the Flag todayCan tell the definitionSo clear of VictoryAs he defeated–dying–On whose forbidden earThe distant strains of triumphBurst agonized and clear! Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Success is Counted Sweetest’ is […]

Literary Jewels of Charles Dickens

August 7, 2008

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Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies. (Great Expectations) Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.(Great Expectations) It is always the person not in the predicament who knows what ought to have been done in it, […]

John Keats – His Great Odes

August 3, 2008

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“Keats is probably the only romantic poet, apart from Blake, whose rank is conspicuously higher that it was in the nineteenth century”, says Douglas Bush. Selincourt finds his odes comparable to Shakespearean sonnets. Six of the odes are considered to be Keats’ major odes – To Autumn, To Psyche, To a Nightingale, On Indolence, On […]