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Indian English Poetry

Dilip Purushottam Chitre (1938 – 2009) was an Indian poet writing after India's independence from Britain. During this time India was beginning its transition from a primarily agricultural nation...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 7:36 am UTC

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Indian English Poetry

Arun Kolatkar was generally a modernist poet who wrote in both Marathi and English during the 1950s and 1960s. Much of his poetry found humor in the incidences of everyday. Much of Kolatkar's...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2009 12:08 am UTC

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Indian English Poetry

Upon reading Das' "Introduction," I think that one strain of criticism about her work emerges. Das is writing from a point of view that does not necessarily embrace one point of perception about...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2010 10:15 pm UTC

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This is a broad question. You will get many different answers to it because of its wide nature. I might suggest that you repost it with different authors' contributions, as each author has their...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2011 4:26 pm UTC

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When annotating a poem, we are analyzing it for structure and literary devices in order to try and reach an understanding about the deeper meaning of the poem. Below are a few ideas to help get you...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2013 6:48 am UTC

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I think that much in the way of annotation is going to rest in what is being sought out of Kolatkar's writing. Certainly, if one were annotating the line as a representation of Kolatkar's style,...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2013 2:37 pm UTC

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Das can be considered a poet of love. This love primarily comes from what it means to be a woman. Contrary to much of traditional Indian thought, Das revels in being a woman and the experiences...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2010 7:19 pm UTC

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The description of the river at both points is vital. In the first stanza, the river is described in a barren way in articulating its dry condition. In this stanza, the river is described as...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 8:24 am UTC

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This is fairly vague and I think more clarification or detail in the question would be able to yield more concrete answers. I think that the use of myth is fairly unavoidable in Indian English...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2010 1:54 am UTC

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I'll start by referring to a term coined by an eNotes editor who answered a summarizing question about "The Frog and the Nightingale." This particular editor called the frog's management of talent...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2011 4:15 am UTC

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There might be a couple of premises that could be examined in the question. The most primary one would be how the condition of Draupadi, as a figure, has been examined by the academic institution...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2010 1:46 am UTC

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The havoc in Ramanujan's poem exists on two levels. The first is the actual damage caused by the river when it rises. The floods caused is where the havoc lies. This calamity comes in the form...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2012 3:13 am UTC

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In the story "The Frog and the Nightingale," by Vikram Seth, the main character is a frog who croaks all night, and the creatures nearby suffer his "noise." No amount of discouragement can stop...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2011 6:08 am UTC

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I do not think it is generally possible to describe the poetry of an entire country with one theme. However, there is definitely a colonial and post-colonial influence in Indian poetry. No...

Latest answer posted May 18, 2012 7:07 pm UTC

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I think that one approach that can be taken in annotating this poem using these lines is to point to the idea of alienation that is evident in the poem. Ezekiel is writing about his own background...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2013 4:41 pm UTC

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I think that this is what makes Ezekiel's poem so powerful. He is wrestling with a couple of major issues that are difficult to answer, if not downright impossible. The issue of death, the...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011 10:27 pm UTC

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The first step to figuring out which two Indian English poets you like and justifying your reasons is exploring some Indian English poets. There are probably others, but a few to consider are three...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2013 7:31 am UTC

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I certainly think that Ramanujan has accomplished in writing something different. Part of the reason that this has happened is because the scope and focus of the poem is not merely the river....

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 8:31 am UTC

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I think that the overall sensibility of the statement is valid. It seems to me that Ramanunajan is offering a critique on both the artists and the public that fail to acknowledge the vast amount...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2012 8:02 am UTC

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Any summary of Seth's poem is going to start with the basic exposition of the poem. This frog lives in a bog and croaks as the sole sound throughout the bog. All the other inhabitants have gotten...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2010 2:18 am UTC

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