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July 9, 2008


The word ‘synaesthesia’ has been derived from a Greek word meaning ‘perceiving together’. It means concurrent appeal to more than one senses. J.A. Cuddon defines it as the “response through several senses to the stimulation of one”. It is also sometimes called ‘sense transfer’ or ‘sense analogy’ – as M.H. Abrams too has termed it […]

Shelley’s ‘A Defence of Poetry’

July 2, 2008


Posthumous Portrait of Shelley Writing Prometheus Unbound Artist: Joseph Severn img src: ‘A Defence of Poetry’ is the only finished prose work Shelley left. Shelley wrote this essay as a response to Thomas Love Peacock’s essay ‘Four Ages of Poetry’. He says, Poetry in the general sense may be defined to be “the expression […]

‘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 […]