He asserts that the unvarying and invisible Forms are the cause of all things that exist. He claims that all things have the qualities they do because they participate in certain Forms. The example he gives is that beautiful things participate in the Form of Beauty and are only beautiful because of their participation in this Form. Analogously, the soul participates in the Form of Life. It therefore follows that the soul can never die, it is immortal.
T. S Eliot has rightly pointed out that passionate thinking is the chief mark of metaphysical poetry. The most striking feature in Donne’s poetry is that every lyric arises of some emotional situation and the emotion is not merely expressed but it is also analyzed. “The Sun Rising” and “The Canonization” show the hasty beginning without any prediction or background. Thus the poet
This paper aims at exploring John Milton’s poetic style in his epic poem Paradise Lost, and the internal and external influences that shaped it. The ingredients of the grand style generally are: the greatness of the conception which inspires the poem; the exercise of a rich imagination; the employment of dignified words arranged in an impressive and harmonious order; and the use of certain technical devices which add to the interest and the dignity of the language employed. The grand style produces an impression of bigness, or enormity, or vastness, or loftiness in the reader’s mind. And all these characteristics can be applied to Milton’s style in the writing of Paradise Lost. The researcher adopts the analytical approach by examining the first two book of the poem: Books I and II.
Sonnet 55 Shakespeare writes about love as an intricate and complex force that we see presented in varying forms from erotic to platonic. I will discuss the themes of time, immortality and death as they pertain to Sonnet 55. The sonnet falls between a series of poems, 1-126 that are addressed to a ‘Fair Young Man’ and is one of the closest explorations of ‘agape’ or selfless and unconditional love as we see throughout the sonnets. Sonnet 55 reads as an in-depth exploration of the maxim ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. It is addressed to an unnamed lover of no particular gender specification and thus imbued with a tension of anonymity even as the speaker- the poet or lover- confesses a desire to immortalise them.
According to Concise Oxford Dictionary, “ A mystic is one who believes in spiritual apprehension of truth beyond understanding.” Mysticism is , in truth, a temper, a mood rather than a doctrine or philosophy of life. A mystic comprehends a world of divine reality behind the ordinary world of sense perception. He believes that the world which lies open before his eyes, speaks to him before his senses, to his soul. He trusts that the external world must be animated by a spirit or life of its own; the source of which may be the same as that of soul of Man. In other words, the whole universe and all its objects are animated by the 'Supreme Soul' or 'Cosmic Spirit' which is termed as 'God' by religion.
The “high decree of God…such nourishment were tasted without any fee” indicates that he believes that in order to deserve his passion he should face many challenges and he can only live his passion in front of the eyes of the God. Therefore, Dante depicts his love for Beatrice in terms of divinity and in relation to his love for the God. Additionally, by putting himself and Beatrice to be only in afterlife, Dante makes clear that he was well aware that he and Beatrice cannot be together when they were alive. This shows that Dante respects the morals, and can control his passion against the power of love. This is an exact opposite of when referring to
Krishna states that, “he who remains disinterested, unmoved by qualities of nature, he never wavers knowing that only qualities are in motion” (122.23). Krishna explains that one must detach oneself from the qualities of nature in order to move beyond them. One must know and acknowledge they exist but be “unmoved” by them. Detachment is a key part of action throughout the book, as detached action is the way to obtain closeness with Krishna. The ability to move beyond the qualities is a key part of detachment, and one must transcend in order to act with
He is the most eminent Bengali poet, who dreamt of a harmony of universal humanity among the people of different origin through freedom of mind and spiritual sovereignty. He was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1913 for translated version of song-poems entitled ‘Gitanjali’. He was the very first Asian writer who thought differently and wrote extremely amazingly which took the hearts of many people. During the time of freedom, he played a very important role and was appreciated by Mahatma Gandhi as well as Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
In Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan she wrote about the legendary past of India. Toru Dutt expressed the Indian belief of the supremacy of Fate in Human life. The poetry of Toru Dutt is notable also for the feel of Indian life that it has been able to convey in a foreign language. Indo-Anglian literature has occupied an outstanding place not only in India but in European countries also. Toru Dutt was a remarkable Indo-Anglian Poetess who was like Keats.
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.