Confessional Moods in the Poetry of Kamala Das
Deepak Kumar 1, Ms. Varsha Verma 2
1(Prof. Department of English, H. N. B. G. U. Srinagar, Garhwal (U.K) India)
2(Research Scholar, Department of English, H. N. B. G. U. Srinagar, Garhwal (U.K) India) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: Confessional poetry can be analysed as an extension of the stream of consciousness technique developed and modified by modern writers. It is a branch of present day poetry there is no place either for religion or ethics in this poetry. Her poetry is concerned both with the external and internal world. It is a kind of narrative and lyrical verse which deal with the fact and intimate mental and physical experience of the poets own life. Confessional mode of writing helps a female poet in the expression of her suppressed self and to regain her lost identity. As a confessional poet, Das exposes herself in some way or other in almost every poem that is why her poems often appear autobiographical. In the words of N V Raveendran, “The poetic experience in general is rooted in the individual poet’s personal background as well as the regional and social factors.”(Raveendran 2000 p. 28) The Aim of this research paper is to study the Confessional moods in the poetry Kamala Das.
Keywords: Betrayal, Confessional, Love, Pain, Suffering.
Confessional poetry representing the poets own circumstances experience and feelings, Kamala Das extends her poetry as a challenge against the