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Aspirations, Expectations and Needs

September 29, 2009


“Keep high aspirationsModerate expectationsAnd small needs.” The quote reveals something we have all experienced or felt but couldn’t put the things this way. Our aspirations do help us to rise high in life. If we don’t aspire to achieve something, our life would be directionless as a ship without a rudder. We set goals that […]

Use of Conceits in Donne’s Poetry

September 29, 2009


Clearly the seventeenth century had the courage of its metaphors and they made them the organic parts of its staple, imposed them on the nearest and the farthest things with equal vigour as clearly as the nineteenth century lacked this courage and was half-heartedly metaphorical or content with similes. The difference between the literary qualities […]

The Mountain Story

September 18, 2009


Here’s an inspiring story I would like to share with my readers: A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who […]

Blake’s Symbolism

September 18, 2009


Symbolism is a mode of expression in which a writer depicts indirectly through the medium of another object. But symbolism is not a mere substitution of one object for another. There is much more to it. Symbolism is the art of evoking an object little by little to r veal a mood or emotion or […]

What is fate?

September 15, 2009


pic src:Wild River Review What is fate? Can we change it? Philosophers and thinkers have been trying to analyze the concept of fate since times immemorial. We try to put into words our opinions on fate. We often find it easy to put the blame of all our failures on fate. It comes in handy. […]

Johnson’s Preface to Shakespeare

September 11, 2009


Samuel Johnson’s Preface to ‘The Plays of William Shakespeare’ is a classical document of literary criticism. It is proof enough of the qualities of lucidity, energy and individuality on the part of Johnson, who has presented before us an impartial and objective judgment of Shakespeare. He has excelled his guru, Dryden in superbly defending the […]

‘At Crossroads’ – a poem

September 8, 2009


At crossroads I stand every day, each moment: the eternal problem – ‘to be or not to be’ is there for one and all. Accepting and rejectingthe track unbeaten;wary of all, yet, being the fearless.Path often visitedinvites one and all;the untrodden is takenby those desiring lonely tops;they often end up proudbeing lonely in the crowd.I […]