Monday, 16 June 2014

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Epic Poetry History
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Epic Features
These book-long poems are unlike most other poems we are familiar with, and not just for their length. They are different in that:

    1. they switch around from scene to scene and

    2. there is dialogue, like a play.

Epic = Drama + Narrative

Speeches make up so much of epic poems that Plato called epic poetry a mixture of dramatic and narrative literature, according to classical scholar Albin Lesky.
Oral Tradition of Epic Poetry

Lesky says the speeches might be a throwback to the oral tradition of epic, where the epic story was passed down, from master storyteller to pupil, possibly within a family. The storyteller or "rhapsode" played a lyre as he sang his improvised epic song. The epic song was composed of elements from myth and folklore welded into place by means of the rhapsode's skilled insertion of formulaic elements.
Epic Hero

The central figure of ancient epic poetry is the hero. In the 3 major ancient classical epics, the heroes are

    the Greek Achilles, in the Iliad,
    the Greek Odysseus in the Odyssey, and
    the Trojan Aeneas in the Aeneid.

Characteristics of Epic Poetry

    Epic heroes come from the heroic era, which precedes the Archaic Age in ancient Greece and the founding of Rome by the legendary king Romulus.
    The heroes of epic literature are bound by a code of honor.
    The form of the epic is verse -- Dactylic Hexameters -- marking it immediately as poetry.
    The language of epic poetry is often formulaic.
    The material of epic poetry is elevated; it does not dwell on the banal details of life.
    Epic poetry tends to have catalogues. Catalogues (of things like ships or booty) tend to be long.
    Speeches are frequent.

Albin Lesky, A History of Greek Literature, translated by James Willis and Cornelis de heer. New York: Thomas Y. Cromwell Company. 1966.
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Elements Of Poetry Biography
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For many centuries, poetry movements and communities have served as the most provocative, creative, vital, engaging, and oft-underground elements of regional and national literary trends. The simple joy of gathering for a single or group reading, listening to verse, hearing background stories, and discussing poesy has joined and empowered poets from ancient Athens to the streets of San Francisco. The assemblies launched social and political discourse while feeding creative explosions that, in nearly all cases, involved the arts and music as well.Despite the popular view of most poets as solitary, hermetic people, communities are vital to most working poets – which is why, in any given week, thousands of open-mic and guest poetry readings take place in the United States. Whether we’re studying the history of poetry or listening to an individual poet, it’s enticing to make connections between two poetic periods, or between a poet and his or her influences. In doing so, we invariably set foot inside a poetic movement or community. 
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

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Little maidens, when you look 
On this little story-book, 
Reading with attentive eye 
Its enticing history, 
Never think that hours of play 
Are your only HOLIDAY, 
And that in a HOUSE of joy 
Lessons serve but to annoy: 
If in any HOUSE you find 
Children of a gentle mind, 
Each the others pleasing ever-- 
Each the others vexing never-- 
Daily work and pastime daily 
In their order taking gaily-- 
Then be very sure that they 
Have a life of HOLIDAY.

 In those years, people will say, we lost track
of the meaning of we, of you
we found ourselves
reduced to I
and the whole thing became
silly, ironic, terrible:
we were trying to live a personal life
and yes, that was the only life
we could bear witness to
 
But the great dark birds of history screamed and plunged
into our personal weather
They were headed somewhere else but their beaks and pinions drove
along the shore, through the rags of fog
where we stood, saying I
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Saturday, 14 June 2014

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Mother poems are one of a number of subsets of family poems, relating to different members of the family. Some Australian mother poems are also memorial poems addressed to a dead mother, as with William Gay’s ‘To My Mother’ and Katherine Gallagher’s ‘My Mother’s Garden’, which she revisits after her mother’s death. Tom Shapcott’s ‘For Dorothy My Mother’ looks back over the life of his ninety-year-old mother, recently deceased.  In Geoff Page’s rather less reverential ‘My Mother’s Letters’ there remains the question of what he should do with ‘five decades worth of admonitions’.

Gardening seems often to feature in mother poems, with another poem by Katherine Gallagher, ‘My Mother’, also focusing on her love for her garden. In his ‘Letter home’, Michael Brennan also remembers his mother in her garden.  Other poems by sons written in tribute to their mothers include Arthur Adams’ ‘To the Best of Women, My Mother’ and David Rowbotham’s ‘Mothers’, a more general tribute to their endurance and continuing love.

Daughters, however, often have more problematic relationships with their mothers, as is evident in Dorothy Porter’s ‘My Mother’.  David Campbell also provides a wonderful short mother poem treating this relationship in his ‘Mothers and Daughters’, in which the daughters ‘mock their anxious mothers/ With their mothers’ eyes.’ It is usually daughters, however, who have to pick up the pieces when their mothers become ill.  An excellent example of this is provided by Rhyll McMasters’ sequence of poems entitled ‘My Mother and I Become Victims of a Stroke’.

Some mother poems deal with famous mothers from history, as in Rodney Hall’s ‘The Mother’, about the classical figure Medea, notorious for killing her own children in an act of revenge against their father who has taken another woman as his wife. Geoffrey Lehmann’s ‘Mother’ is spoken by another notorious classical figure, the Roman emperor Nero, who voices all his resentments against his now dead mother.  Going back even further, in Dorothy Porter’s ‘Mother’s Noseless Thief’, from her verse novel Akhenaten, the future pharaoh also rails against his mother who he believes does not love him.
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Friday, 13 June 2014

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Allama Iqbal Poetry Biography
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Sir Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal, was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India who is widely regarded to have inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both the Urdu and Persian languages.

Iqbal is admired as a prominent classical poet by Pakistani, Indian and other international scholars of literature. Although most well known as a poet, he has also been acclaimed as a modern Muslim philosopher. His first poetry book, Asrar-e-Khudi, appeared in the Persian language in 1915, and other books of poetry include Rumuz-i-Bekhudi, Payam-i-Mashriq and Zabur-i-Ajam. Some of his most well known Urdu works are Bang-i-Dara, Bal-i-Jibril and Zarb-i Kalim. Along with his Urdu and Persian poetry, his various Urdu and English lectures and letters have been very influential in cultural, social, religious and political disputes over the years. In 1922, he was knighted by King George V, giving him the title "Sir".

During his years of studying law and philosophy in England, Iqbal became a member of the London branch of the All India Muslim League. Later, in one of his most famous speeches, Iqbal pushed for the creation of a Muslim state in Northwest India. This took place in his presidential speech in the league's December 1930 session.He was very close to Quid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Iqbal is known as Shair-e-Mushriq meaning Poet of the East. He is also called Muffakir-e-Pakistan "The Inceptor of Pakistan", and Hakeem-ul-Ummat "The Sage of the Ummah". Pakistan has officially recognised him as its "national poet". In Iran and Afghanistan he is famous as Iqbal-e Lahori (Iqbal of Lahore), and he is most appreciated for his Persian work.

His birthday is celebrated on November 9 and is a holiday in Pakistan.
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