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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 […]

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 […]

Wordsworth’s ‘The Stolen Boat’ from ‘Prelude’

July 25, 2008


‘The Stolen Boat’ (text) ( photo source: One summer evening (led by her) I foundA little boat tied to a willow treeWithin a rocky cave, its usual home.Straight I unloosed her chain, and stepping inPushed from the shore. It was an act of stealthAnd troubled pleasure, nor without the voiceOf mountain-echoes did my boat […]

‘Ode to the West Wind’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

June 19, 2008


‘Ode to the West Wind’, published in 1820, is one of the most powerful odes in english literature. It is remarkable and inspiring in its excellent structure and imagery that is full of passion. I O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like […]

‘London’ by William Blake

June 15, 2008


LONDON I wandered through each chartered street, Near where the chartered Thames does flow, A mark in every face I meet, Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every man, In every infant’s cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear: How the chimney-sweeper’s cry Every […]

Preface to the ‘Lyrical Ballads’ – Wordsworth

June 14, 2008


In the ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’, William Wordsworth has revolted against the poetic principles of the eighteenth century saying that the life of a poor man can serve as a fit material for the poetry. The diction should be drawn from everyday speech and he wants to through a colouring of imagination over the […]

Wordsworth – Coleridge Collaboration

June 10, 2008


Wordsworth and Coleridge were the founders of the Romantic School of Poetry. They collaborated to compose poetry in accordance with their definition of poetry and with ideas to enrich it, by adding strangeness to beauty. They were disgusted with the artificial poetic composition of the poets of the Neo-Classical School of poetry. They added emotion […]