Summary of “Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher” by Nissim Ezekiel

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“Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher”, included in the volume The Exact Name (1965) is one of the best and most beautiful of Ezekiel’s poems. The poem which shows how Ezekiel has travelled a long way since the romantic idealism of A Time to Change (1952), tells us the secrets of poetic creation.The title which is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s ‘the lunatic, the lover and the poet’ in his A Midsummer Night’s Dream, puts the poet, the lover and the birdwatcher on a level. While Shakespeare put them together because all of them were ‘of imagination compact’, Ezekiel finds another common denomi­nator in his group, namely that all the three are given to patient silent waiting and that they show the same sensitivity to experience. Image Source: file2.answcdn.com ADVERTISEMENTS: The following observation made by…
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Short essay on how to Become a good Writer

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Free sample essay on how to Become a good Writer. Some students want to become writers. They read classical novels in Tamil, English or any other language and they dream of becoming writers.Some students want to become writers. They read classical novels in Tamil, English or any other language and they dream of becoming writers. ADVERTISEMENTS: Writing and writing continuously makes a writer more and more refined. If you survey the writings of a great writer there may be a marked change from his early writing to his writing in his mature years. You become a better and better painter as you paint more and more pictures and you become a better and better writer as you write more and more.Besides the regional language writers there are persons writing in…
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Short Summary of “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon

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Siegfried Sassoon in his poem “Suicide in the trenches” is actually criticizing the loneliness, health conditions, patriotism and also the lack of resources that the soldiers faced while they are in the trenches.The poem actually describes the grief of each and every soldier who fights for the country. Though the soldiers carry deep feeling of patriotism for their country but still they are not provided with optimum facilities during war by the state.Referring to the image of a war field, the poem reveals the despair, the cry of a young man within whom a child resides. ADVERTISEMENTS: Sassoon wants the readers to understand the fact that how important the soldiers are for any country. He also explains the selflessness and the love for the country of a soldier.A soldier is…
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Short Biography Gauri Deshpande

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Gauri Deshpande was born in 1942 and she has worked for The Illustrated Weekly of India. She is married and has three children. She has published three volumes of poetry — Between Births (1968), Lost Love (1970) and Beyond the Slaughter­house (1972) besides an anthology of Indo-English poetry (Hind Pocket Books, 1974). She has a Ph.D degree in English from Poona University and is a bilingual writer who writes short sto­ries in Marathi. She has also written three novels in Marathi and has translated Richard Burton’s Arabian Nights. image source: upload.wikimedia.orgGauri Deshpande’s poetry deals mostly with everyday life and she writes often to release the tensions which keep building in her and demand utterance, the experience being “transmitted in terms of imagery, rhythm and nuances of words”. In the words…
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Short Summary of “Hunger” by Jayanta Mahapatra

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“Hunger” (A Rain of Rites) is one of the well-structured poems, with an integrated, specific content, quite exceptional in Mahapatra’s canon. On the origin of this poem, Mahapatra says, “The poem is based on a true incident; it could easily have happened to me on the poverty- ridden sands of Gopalpur-on-sea… The landscape of Gopalpur chose me and my poem to face perhaps my inner self, to see my own debase­ment, to realise my utter helplessness against the stubborn starvation light of my country”. ADVERTISEMENTS: The scene depicted with a peculiar concentration of relevant details, instead of the usual Mahapatra assemblages of images, comes out as a frozen shot “where the desires of the flesh and of the mind are con­trasted to the social costs of their satisfaction” (Bruce King)…
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Short Biography Keki N. Daruwalla

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Keki Nasserwanji Daruwalla was born in Lahore in January, 1937. After taking his master’s degree in English Lit­erature from Punjab University he joined the Indian Police Service. His first book of poems Under Orion was published in 1970 and his Apparition in April published in 1971 won the Uttar Pradesh State Award in 1972.His third book Crossing of Rivers was published by the Oxford University Press in 1976. His po­ems figure in a number of anthologies and he has himself edited an anthology of modern Indian poetry under the title Two Decades of Indian Poetry in English — 1960 – 1980. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1984.Daruwalla is known for his bitter, satiric tone and as one who writes from his experience of violence, (of the brutal na­ture…
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Waging War against the Government of India (Section 121 of IPC)

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Legal provisions regarding Waging War against the Government of India under section 121 of Indian Penal Code, 1860.Waging War against the Government of India: Section 121 of the Indian Penal Code states regarding waging or attempting to wage war or abetting waging of war against the Government of India thus: “whoever wages war against the Government of India, or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war, shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, and shall also be liable to fine. Image Source: nataliewilliamson.files.wordpress.com ADVERTISEMENTS: Illustration: A joins an insurrection against the Government of India. A has committed the offence defined in this Section.In Section 121 of the code the term ‘whoever’ applies to Indian citizens as well as foreigners. A citizen owes allegiance…
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Summary of “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold was a school inspector by profession. He was a British poet and a cultural critic, who has been characterized as a sage writer.Since he was appointed as a school inspector, he was a man of those days who had traveled the most across the Europe, and knew the society of provincial England better than nay other politician or author and this did help in his vision of writing.In the year 1852, Arnold published his second volume of poems and by the year 1857, Arnold was elected as Professor of poetry at the Oxford.According to G W E Russell, Arnold was a man of the world, entirely free from worldliness and man without the faintest traits of pedantry. ADVERTISEMENTS: Arnold knew very well where his poems had a place…
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Summary of “Adventures of Isabel” by Ogden Nash

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Ogden Nash’s full name is Frederic Ogden Nash, who was an American poet, well known for his light verse. He was known as the country’s best known producer of humorous poetry. Nash wrote about 500 pieces of comic verse and the best of his publications was during the period 1931 to 1972.His first publications of poems were in 1931, which earned him his National recognition. Nash was well known for surprising, pun like rhymes, sometimes words deliberately misspelled for a comic effect. Nash was a baseball fan and he wrote a poem listing baseball immortals.“The Adventures of Isabel” is a poem that reflects the courage of a little girl, no matter what hurdles came her way. In the first few lines, it says that, the girl was frightened by a…
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Short Summary of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”

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The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam is a poem of high divine and spiritual meaning. The beauty and simplicity of this poem is so immaculate that people of all faiths and those who have no faith at all can seek divine solace in it.Omar has used popular metaphors in his passionate praise of wine and love. They are mere symbols of Sufism where wine is the joy of spirit and the love is immense devotion to God.Omar has presented the nectar of divine ecstasy as a delightful alternative that leads to human enlightenment and eradicates human woe permanently. He has pictured the ordinary joys of life for the worldly men are able to compare the mundane pleasures with the superior joys of spiritual life. The literal meaning of the translated verses…
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