Poetry from 15th century

Now that I have covered all the English Literature written from 15th centruy to date I feel I can tell what I think about each.In this post let me just write about 15th and 16th century.

Starting with 15th centrury English poems I have read only Chaucer’s Prologue and anybody who has read it will vouch for its superior quality and matter.How brillaint was Chaucer to write such a poem!!.The way he decribed each from his society in musical words is amazing.Now the question remains to be answered if he truly gave portrait of then society or merely wrote on his whim.In either case his description is so beautiful that I can see the Prioress before my eyes,can see the corrupt priest,can watch Frank’s gluttony and thin Oxford scholar who loved only books and the Doctor who loved gold .Who can forget the Wife of Bath? Hats off to Chaucer!

The next set belongs to Shakespeare ,John Donne,Spenser,Johnson and Bacon.

Of these I will write few things about Donne and Bacon.

Donne invented a new scholl of poetry called Metaphysical poetry.After reading his poetry all I thought was how can anybody think like this?His conceits,his concise writing,his harsh poems (in meter I mean) all give me only SHOCK.We can give him points for shocking us and making sure we look at him.

Bacon known all over the worls for his essays .Man what a form of writing.The essays are very diificult to understand.I had to read them thrice to even understand what Bacon tried to convey.He is known for his Aphorisms(like in “Of Truth” he says “A Lie faces GOD and shrinks from Man”).Now to understand it you need to really work hard!.How did he write like this?

My experience after reading it was  can anybody think like this? And to think that these people lived some 400 years back and yet they thought so well. I do not want to comment on their content because I have no authority to do so.

I just mention them because they have indeed contributed a lot to English Literature.

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Hello there ! This is my first post after a looong time.A lot has happend between then and now :)

Today I feel like writing about Jane Austen’s book Persuasion. I somehow like Anne Elliot more than any of her heroines (Yes I know many of you will think I am a fool!)

None of her other heroines are more closer to reality then her.The weakness of character is getting persuaded by Lady Russell,the goodness to bear her sister’s silly nature and her insensitive father’s comments  and above all maturity ,these things make Anne Elliot a character to be always remembered. :)

I am not undermining character of Elizabeth nor Emma nor the sisters of Sense and Sensibility.I just feel more comfortable with Anne than others.I somehow feel other characters are bit louder and kind ofunbeliveable in someways.

I just love the way she feels the love for Wentworth and yet comstraints herself because she knows he may hate her now.She doesn’t throw herself at him and acts according to the situation.Captain Wentworth realises his love for her on his own accord  and with no ohysical influence of Anne Elliot .She just stays the way she is  and he falls in love again with her (rather her character) .Thanks Jane (where ever you are) for such a lovely book.

This is one of the best I own and will always cherish it!

Love you Jane!!

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