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Realism in Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’

August 27, 2009

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Jane Austen can be credited with the art of inventing a literary form capable of portraying social life in a largely domestic setting and of conveying the reality of her characters’ experience of that world. Walter Scott writes, “…keeping close to common incidents, and to such characters as occupy the ordinary walks of life, she […]

…time to pause…

August 14, 2009

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We have made our lives so hectic that we hardly spare any time for ourselves. Indeed, as W.H. Davies wrote, “We have no time to stand and stare”. It is high time we gave ourselves this reality check. Read the following points.It is time to pause a while when you can’t remember the last time […]

‘The Imprisoned Soldier’ – a poem

August 7, 2009

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The prisoner of innocencehe was a pure soul,but destiny didn’t keepher date that fateful day.His posterity inherited loss,a loss irreparable,a truth irreconcilable,a damage irremediable.He was an obedient sonthen a sincere husbandand a caring father;yet it had to be,he had to go –to servefor a greater cause,putting nation first.We drew boundaries,the shadowy demarcations;a prisoner he stayed […]

Leave All Your Worries to God and Relax

August 5, 2009

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Tireless efforts have been made to define God. There has been a variety of opinions ranging from the shocking declaration made by the German philosopher, Nietzsche that ‘God is dead’ to the unflinching faith displayed by the likes of John Milton. The concept of God is just as if God is a support system for […]

‘The Psalm of Nature’ – a poem

August 1, 2009

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I relaxed in the lap of naturein my garden under the hibiscus bower,the sparrows provided a concerttheir inspiration was a flower.A myriad of butterflies beautifulhost of red roses were there,the evening sun lent its huea picture perfect sight lay bare.Anon came a nightingalewith her psalm so engrossing,carried me away to her worlda glimpse of heaven […]