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Title      : PDE-41 Poetry
Subject      : English
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
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"Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments" "Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds" Total views (223)  
William Shakespeare (1564-161 6), the great dramatist, also wrote sonnets. Critics have divided his sonnets, 154 in number, into two main groups. The first group contains the first hundred and twenty-six sonnets, and is addressed to a young man of remarkable physical charm for whom Shakespeare appears to have had a strong affection. The identity of this young man is shrouded in mystery. Weighty ar ......
Pages: 7
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"Not Marble, Nor the Gilded Monuments" "Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds" Total views (225)  
Shakespeare the playwright has so much overwhelmed the world with his great plays that Shakespeare the poet is relegated to a minor place by many critics. In fact, even when critics praise the poet they cull out examples from his great tragedies or the songs from comedies to prove his poetic genius. This appears to do scant justice to Shakespeare's powers as a poet and especially in the Sonnet for ......
Pages: 9
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"The Good-Morrow" Total views (220)  
A widely read poem of Donne is "The Goat.' - Morrow", Please do not limit yourself to reading this unit. To have the first hand experience of reading Donne, better read the text a number of times. Memorise a few significant lines and include them in your answer.
Pages: 15
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George Herbert:"The Gifts of God" Total views (222)  
The unit gives you a detailed analysis of the poem. It also introduces you to the poet. A brief biographical sketch of the ·poet is followed by a note on the salient features of metaphysical poetry. It would be wise on your part to read the poem carefully at least twice and then try to analyse it. Primer Glossary, given soon after the text of the poem will help you understand the meaning of diffic ......
Pages: 12
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Henry Vaughan Poems: "The Retreat" Total views (219)  
Henry Vaughan (1621 - 1695) followed the example of the poet George Herbert. He was a religious poet. His poems are fine examples of religious fevour and metaphysical fancy. He noticed the presence of god in all natural things. He believed that the knowledge of god comes not through intellect but through faith and mystical illumination. So, he contemplated on the mercy and mysteries of god. Vaugha ......
Pages: 6
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Henry Vaughan Poems: Total views (220)  
Vaughan expresses his mystical vision of eternity. The abstract vision is conceived in concrete terms . Eternity is compared to a ' great ring of fire and endless light'.
Pages: 7
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Robert Herrick: "Poetry of Dress" Total views (219)  
Robert Herrick ( 1591- 1674) is regarded as one of the sweetest lyricists of the seventeenth century. He combined the classical and metaphysical conventions. Like the metaphysical s, he wrote poetry of a sharp intellectual process. Like the classicals, he cared for elegance and grace in his lyrics. Most of his poems are lyrics of description and compliment. There is a mixture of paganism and fold ......
Pages: 8
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Jhon Milton:"On his Blindness" Total views (232)  
John Milton (1608-1674) was born in London and educated at St Paul's and Christ's College , Cambridge- After taking his degree at Cambridge, he devoted himself to studies for another five years staying in his father 's village, Horton and making the preliminary study to become the author of a poem which, as he said. "the English nation would not willingly let die" . The poems which he penned at Ca ......
Pages: 11
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Jhon Milton:"On Shakespeare" Total views (242)  
This is a poem of tribute to the greatness of Shakespeare. Milton whose reputation perhaps stands next only to that of Shakespeare in the world of English letters-pays a respectful tribute to the great playwright in these lines. It was one of the poems that Milton wrote when he was yet a student at Cambridge.
Pages: 7
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John Dryden: “Alexander's Feast” Total views (232)  
John Dryden (1631-1700) the towering literary figure of the Eighteenth Centuary is described as a classic of English prose by Arnold and T. S. Eliot says that readers and poets of our centuary 'May have to, "turn to the study of Dryden," for, he is one who "remains one of those who have set standards for English verse which is desperate to ignore." With his characteristic love for classics he is c ......
Pages: 11
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William Wordsworth: Poems Total views (230)  
This is the first of the five units of study material on Wordsworth's poems. The poem discussed in this unit is one of the most well-known and anthologized poems of Wordsworth. The poem is titled, The Daffodils. It is also known as I wandered lonely as a cloud. This, in fact, is the opening line of the poem and some poetic collections (anthologies) refer to the poem by the opening line. Therefore, ......
Pages: 12
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William Wordsworth: Poems Total views (232)  
The unit begins with a brief introduction to the poem stating clearly that it is not based on the real life or actual experience of the poet. 'The Daffodils' as you have studied, is based upon the real experience of the poet. The unit gives you the poem and glossary. Then it moves on to critically analyze the poem. You are advised to read the poem aloud at least twice before studying the analysis ......
Pages: 8
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William Wordsworth: "Michael" Total views (232)  
'The Daffodils' and 'The Solitary Reaper' thus projected. Wordsworth as a poet of nature. This unit introduces you to yet another poem of Wordsworth. 'Michael' is a pasoral poem. It narrates the story of Michael, a farmer. The poem also presents a visual treat of life in rural England. A close study of the poem will reveal that Wordsworth was not only concerned with natural surroundings or pastor ......
Pages: 19
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William Wordsworth: "Michael" Total views (237)  
You can always modify, compare and consolidate your view with the help of the analysis provided in this unit. The unit dwells over the importance of Michael as a poetic creation of Wordsworth. The unit also illustrates why Wordsworth richly deserves to be considered as a poet of man. The poem is a fine example of Wordsworth's intense sympathy and concern for the common man. Let us now read more ab ......
Pages: 10
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William Wordsworth: Lucy Gray and Westminister Bridge Total views (236)  
Wordsworth has written five poems which form a group, and are generally referred to as Lucy poems. All these poems have a young girl called Lucy Gray as the central figure who lived in a secluded place. She is referred to as a simple and artless child who was loved by Nature for her innocence and artlessness. She died at the tender age of three years. The poet too seems to have loved and adored th ......
Pages: 12
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Poems of John Keats Total views (235)  
We begin these units with textual analysis of On First Looking into Chapman's Homer and La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The self-check exercises help you to evaluate the significance of Keats as a Romantic poet.
Pages: 5
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Analysis of La Dame Sans Meric Total views (237)  
Keats has a rare ability to fully apprehend life through sense perceptions. The stages in the growth of his poetic self are fascinating. He directed his creative energies to the application of life, of both the fleeting transience and joys of life. The sensous exploration of the world for Keats becomes the inner voyage to the' far off regions of Man where he discovers his 'Realms of Gold'; Beauty. ......
Pages: 5
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P.B. Shelley: To Askylark Total views (237)  
One of the most widely known poems of Shelley is "To a Skylark". As I have pointed out in my other Units please do not confine your attention to this unit alone. Let me repeat my suggestion. To know and understand Shelley better, read the text several times. Let me reemphasize: - reading the text is really rewarding.
Pages: 16
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P.B. Shelley: Ozymandias Total views (237)  
Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792 - 1822) was one of the greatest lyrical poets of England. Noble idealism, a passion for freedom in all fields of life, spontaneity of expression and melody are among the chief characteristics of his poetry. His "Ode To The West Wind", "To A Skylark" and Promentheus Unboimd breathe the revolutionary spirit that permeate his writings.
Pages: 5
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Alfred Tennyson: “Ulysses” Total views (241)  
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) was educated at Louth Grammar school and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained the University Chancellor's Gold Medal for a poem on Timbuctoo and where he formed an intimate friendship with Arthur Hallam whose untimely death provided the inspiration for his well-known poem In Memoriam. His elder brother Charles also possessed the poet's gift and in 1826; Char ......
Pages: 14
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Mathew Arnold: Dover Beach Total views (249)  
Mathew Arnoid (1822-1881) is known as one of the finest Victorian poets. One of the most abiding influences on Arnold's outlook was that of his father to whom the poet paid a heartrending tribute in his poem "Rugby Chapel" . Similarly, another important death, that of his close friend Arthur Clough, was mourned in the poem "Thyrsis". Incidentally, their friendship was celebrated in the poem "The S ......
Pages: 10
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On Shakespeare Total views (251)  
For a student of literature Shakespeare study is of priceless significance. His plays and poems have enough wealth to provide man making education. Any panegyric, for Shakespeare does not read like a list of encomiums because perhaps one needs Shakespeare's poetic genius to do justice in praising Shakespeare. Arnold makes it clear that the bard is not merely a poet and playwright but a great reser ......
Pages: 7
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Thomas Hardy: The Man he Killed Total views (243)  
The reputation of Hardy as a novelist has sadly eclipsed his eminence as a poet. Although the Wessex novels are his first rate achievement, we should remember the fact that Hardy did neither start his literary career nor close it as a novelist. He had written poems even before he took up fiction writing and kept writing them long after he stopped writing novels. It is said that his first novel The ......
Pages: 6
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Thomas Hardy: "The Walk" Total views (242)  
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was born in a village near Dorchester, Dorset in 1840. His father was a stone mason and builder. He was educated at various private schools until he was sixteen and he apprenticed to be an architect. In 1862, he went to London and worked as an architect under Sir Arthur Blomfield. During his five years in London he decided to try writing novels and his attempts at poetry b ......
Pages: 6
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W.B.Yeats-Poems Total views (243)  
W.B.Yeats was born in Dublin on June 131h, 1865. He spent his earlier years in his country..He was educated in England and Ireland and for three years he was a student of arts, but later turned to literature in 1886.
Pages: 4
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A Prayer for my Daughter Total views (244)  
The poem deals with the birth of his daughter. The poet speaks of his earlier failings and wants the child to avoid such failure: Her name was Anne Butler and she was born on 26th February 1919.
Pages: 6
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The Lake of Innisfree Total views (241)  
The poet's determination to visit a place called Innisfree. It's only a wish, after shaking himself from sleep. Here 'Innisfree indicates a world of freedom, where one enjoys absolute freedom both physical as well as mental.
Pages: 3
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The Wild Swans at Coole Total views (241)  
The poem 'The Wild Swans at Coole was published in 1919. It has the scent of transition from earlier Yeats to a later Yeats. Yeats was married then and in 'A Vision', he expresses the experience of married life. Yeats' fascination with beauty and his sense of guardianship provide themes for many of his poems.
Pages: 3
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Toru Dutt and Sarojini Poems Total views (242)  
The very title 'India English Literature' (IEL) discloses the discord as well as the bond in relationship among people, language and literature. A seeming oddity of the nomenclature 'Indo-English' or ' Indian English' calls for a through exploration of its origin, growth, speak and its multiple existences in the world literature produced in English. The phrase 'Indian English' is indeed suggestive ......
Pages: 26
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Sarojini Books Total views (242)  
One of the outstanding women of her generation, Sarojini Naidu combined in her the vigour and vitality of a freedom - fighter, with the sensitivity of a born poet. Born in Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu (nee Chattapadhyaya) was the daughter of Bengali parents, and was proud of her cultural heritage- "My ancestors of thousands of years have been lovers of forests and mountain caves, great dreamers, grea ......
Pages: 10
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Coromandel Fishers Total views (246)  
True to the title, this poem is a description of fisher folk, from the east coast of India. Note how the lines of the first stanza bring to us the early morning ritual of fishermen setting out on their fishing expedition, in their boats. The "sons of the sea" seem to be well prepared to net the "leaping wealth of the tide"(fish). A sense of identity and belonging (with the sea) is brought out shar ......
Pages: 7
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Unknown Citizen and Sir, No Man's Enemy Total views (244)  
W. H. Auden was born in York in 1907 into a middle class family. His father was a doctor and his mother a devout Anglo Catholic. He was educated at Gresham's school and Oxford University. He spent a large part of his life in the Industrial midlands of England. He is a unique voice of the thirties; especially of a man who enjoyed exercising his technical virtuosity. The openness to ideas that we fi ......
Pages: 8
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Robert Frost: Birches Total views (224)  
Robert Lee Frost (1875-1963) was born in San Fransisco, California. After the death of his father, he moved to New England. (His ancestors for nine generations were New Englanders). He gave up studies after a few months in the college, worked in a mill, travelled through the South; taught school, did some newspaper job, married in 1895. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he enjoyed the study of Latin ......
Pages: 11
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