War is a state of armed conflict between different groups, where soldiers fight to serve and defend their country. War poetry is written by poets who participated in war, often writing about their experiences, their physical and emotional trials as well as the glory and nobility of war. The poems ‘Who’s for the game’ by […]Read more "Dulce et decorum est // Who’s for the game"
In John Steinback’s ‘Of Mice and Men’, the author depicts George as a psychologically conflicted character who heaved the burden of his mentally comprimised and innocent friend Lennie, along with the unfulfilled American dream of owning a ranch of his own. George is a simple, street smart person with a good deal of common sense, […]Read more "Of Mice and Men"
This is a poem I wrote in 2015 which I still feel holds true for today, and it goes to show that discrimination and the compulsion to ostracise someone is still prevalent in our society today. Intolerance on the basis of religion, culture, ethnicity, disability and gender are all apart of human sin and will […]Read more "Judgement"
Inspired by the writing style of “The Brook” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. I rode across the battlefield, For cannons volleyed past And cries of pain, they echoed with Grieving words of men-their last – Gunshots sounded through the land And voices roared together As the bravest of men, they charged into war As I rode […]Read more "To the Front Lines"
So I came across a poem that I wrote when I was 11 (3 years ago) , one inspired by the writing style of ‘Annabelle Lee’ by Edgar Allen Poe. It talks about Sita’s grief from being separated from Ram, her fear of Ravana and the hope she held for the future. It is based […]Read more "Island by the Sea : Ramayana"
Fast forward a few years, Sohrab is now an adult living an independent life in Montreal with his wife Zainab. I felt it would be interesting to write a letter from Sohrab to Amir, expressing his gratitude and wishing him a happy 55th birthday. I’ve tried to capture Sohrab’s style of expression which I thought […]Read more "For you, a thousand times over.."
Kambili and Jaja both come of age in as a result of their experiences. Both she and Jaja are sheltered and intimidated by her father. They both live in a house where domestic violence is prominent, due to their religious Catholic father who punishes them for their ‘sins’. In the start of the book, Jaja […]Read more "Coming of Age : The Purple Hibiscus"