Indian English Poetry Analysis

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Poetry is a mode of expression of human life for a long time. Indian English poetry has a great journey from the pre-independence period. It emerges as a powerful tool/weapon for a large scale of writer right from the first Indian English poet Henery Derozio (1808-1831). He has generally considered as the first poet of Indian English poetry who has written the first original poetry in English which was based upon less social consciousness but supports the patriotic spirit. The writers of pre-independence Indian English literature includes Henry Derozio, Toru Dutt, Sri Aurobindo, Rabindranath Tagore, Kaliprasad Ghosh, Sarojini Naidu, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, and Harindranath Chattopadhyaya etc., these writers contributed a lot in the evolution of Indian English traditions. And they have always been a huge source of inspiration for the writers of contemporary age. On commenting about the contribution of the writers of pre-independence age R. K. Singh in his Voices of the Present commented, “collective contribution to the evolution of Indian English tradition has been noteworthy, even if prone to canonization” (R. K. Singh. 2006. 7.). The contemporary Indian English poetry is full of experiments. These poets adopt free verse as their way of writing instead of using rhyme or stanzaic forms. The tone of their writing is one of intectualised irony and sarcasm. They have evoked the verbal melody with the use of alliterative and assonant words. The poets of this age use modern
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