The reason that the appeal of the cinema is more is because the impact of the visual along with audio has a long lasting effect. What we see with our eyes moves us more quickly than what we assimilate with our mind. Keeping this in mind I have tried in my presentation to use the combined impact of visual along with audio. This will certainly lead to a better comprehension and long lasting impact of the poem.
“ And fast before her father’s men Three days we’ve fled together , For should he find us in the glen, My blood would stain the heather. His horsemen hard behind us ride; Should they our steps discover, Then who will cheer my bonny bride When they have slain her lover?”
Thomas Campbell was born in County Down, Ireland, February 1,1763. He died in Bethany, Virginia (now in West Virginia), January 4,1854. He came to America from Scotland in 1807. In 1808 he and others founded the Christian Association of Washington, Pennsylvania. That group adopted the motto, well known by Disciples,” Where the scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent we are silent.
Campbell and others were called” Reformers,” for their desire to restore the Church’s first century roots. This way of life came to be known as the “Restoration Movement”. Near Washington, Pennsylvania, Campbell and his son, Alexander, and the Christian association established the Brush Run Church, which, in 1815, became part of a nearby Baptist association. Reformers and the Baptists differed on key issues. By 1830, the Reformers cut their last ties with the Baptist association and became known as “Disciples”.
Thomas Campbell’s passion for Christian unity is summed up in his proclamation that: “ the church of Christ upon earth is essentially, internationally, and constitutionally one.”
Lord Ullin’s Daughter is one of the popular romantic poems of Thomas Campbell who is chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing with human affairs. In the poem Lord Ullin’s Daughter the poet Thomas Campbell has described an immortal love story in a tragic and a dramatic ending. The poem describes how a Scottish chieftain and his beloved flee from her arrogant father only to be gulped down by a surging stormy sea.
The couple ran and was chased by Lord Ullin’s men Soon they reached the seashore but unfortunately there was a violent storm in the sea. Night was growing darker and wilder. Both persuaded the boatman to row through the stormy sea soon to be caught in engulfing waves. Lord Ullin reached the fatal shore and witnessed this mournful event helplessly. His daughter dying, with one hand stretched for help and one round her lover giving a message to a stubborn father that she wanted both. Lord Ullin was repentant by he could reinstate nothing and he was left alone on that fatal shore.
“ Imagery “refers to something that can be perceived through more than one of the senses. It uses figurative language to help form mental pictures. Campbell used vivid, diverse and powerful imagery to personify the menacing face of nature (for e.g. sea,sky,wind,land). Pick out expressions that convey the images of anger in the following stanzas :