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Students of class XI of Modern English School prepared a powerpoint presentation on Rabindranath Tagore's and Wordsworth's poems as a part of ISA project.

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Powerpoint presentation on poetry

  1. 1.  He was born in the year 1770. He was one of the famous authors of romantic era. His writings were based on love, fascination, obsession, myth and nature. He produced a style of writing which was psychologically persuasive and based on direct autobiographical experience. A majority of Wordsworth‟s literature expressed his obsession with nature. He devoted his life to poetry and used his feelings for nature to express himself and how he evolved. He died in the year 1850.
  2. 2. William Wordsworth(1770-1850)
  3. 3.  The poet did not always have the same idea about nature. He even reflected doubts upon nature in some of his poems such as „The Prelude‟, and „Tintern Abbey‟. In these poems he exhibits some of his hesitation about nature and the benefits that it can provide to the society. He says nature keeps all his powers in healthy state of integration so a child of nature has imagination because he educates his principle from the beginning. In addition, he says nature has the powers of purifying the feelings of beauty and fear. His relationship with nature later became more complex and mature because of the events that were taking place in his life and according to growth of his mind.
  4. 4.  He was born on 7 May, 1861. He was a nature pioneer and sought harmony between progress and preservation. He was also an artist, novelist, playwright, philosopher and freedom fighter. His poems are filled with amorous and mystical themes. It ranged from nature to patriotism. He wrote beautiful and mystical poems right from his childhood. He read in a school at Santiniketan. Later he read law at University College, London. In 1874, his first poem Abhilaash was published. In 1883, he married Mrinalini Devi. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1931. He died on 7 August, 1941.
  5. 5. Rabindranath Tagore(1861-1941)
  6. 6. “ Amar e gan chherechhe tar shokol olongkar Tomar kachhe rakhe ni ar shajer ohongkar. Olongkar je majhe pore milonete aral kore, Tomar kotha dhake je tar mukhoro jhongkar. Tomar kachhe khate na mor kobir gorbo Mohakobi tomar paee dite chai je dhora. Jibon loi joton kori jodi shorol bashi gori, Apon shure dibe bhori shokol chhidro tar.”“My song has put off her adornments She has no pride of dress and decoration Ornaments would mar our union, they would come Between thee and me, their jingling would drown thy whispers. My poets vanity dies in shame before thy sight O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. Only let me make my life simple and straight, like a flute of reed for thee to feel with music . “
  7. 7. “The earth paints a portrait of the sun at dawn with sunflowers in bloom. Unhappy with the portrait, she erases it and paints it again and again.” --Rabindranath TagoreTagore’s home at Shelaidaha in Kushtia District, Bangladesh.
  8. 8.  He was a nature pioneer and sought harmony between progress and preservation. Nature with its colours, perfume, and beauty enchanted Tagore. However this feeling of enchantment did not change him, rather it freed him. It gave him the chance to expand to step outside himself. To him, the essence of his freedom was his love for the universe and nature.
  9. 9.  He was born in a small village at Laopara,in Kamrup district of Assam in 1879. He got high school education in Guwahati. Later, he worked as a teacher for few days and then went back to cultivation. During this time, he started poetic creations. He contributed many poems to Assamese literature. Raghunath had a poetic bend of mind since his early days. His poems were based on love of nature, human love and affection, spiritualism, devotion to knowledge and renunciation, etc. Some of his famous poems are Keteki, Karbala, Dahikatara, Sadari, Navamallika, etc. He died on 5 November, 1967.
  10. 10. Raghunath Choudhry (1879-1967)
  11. 11.  He very keenly observed nature and was very much attached to it. His love of nature is unique and uncommon in the Assamese literature. In his poems, we find a poet deeply admiring the beauty of birds and flowers of nature. Beautiful objects and brilliant colours of nature brings in him a poetic mind. He considers nature as a friend, philosopher and a guide. He is a worshiper of nature. In his poem ‘Sakhiloi’ he writes about his childhood, hills, woods, open fields,etc. He considers nature not only to have life but feelings also.
  12. 12. Both Raghunath Choudhry and WilliamWordsworth were worshippers of nature. The twopoets were of different ages. They believe thatnature is the guiding principle and the bestteacher for man. Both of them inspired thethoughts of man and awakened their love fornature with noble ideas of life. RaghunathChoudhry explored the potential of Assameseromantic poetry that worked as an inspiration foryounger poets to write poems with newconfidence and spirit. Both of them belonged todifferent age and culture but their poemsregarding nature were completely extraordinaryand unique.
  13. 13. “I have travelled around the world to see the tallest mountains and the deepest oceans. But I never took a few steps from my own doorsteps to see the beauty in dewdrops of a blade of grass.” --- Rabindranath Tagore The main interest of Rabindranath Tagore was the impact of nature on men. So he wrote a lot of poems related to nature and men. Tagore had deep sense of feeling for nature from his childhood. He feels special when he is among the trees and clouds. He can even feel the tune with the musical touch of the slogans in air. Tagore’s poems had also inspired a lot of younger poets and made them realise about the love of nature.
  14. 14. Tagore’s poems are somewhat similar to those ofWordsworth’s. In Tagore’s poems we can deeplyfeel the relation between men and nature. Similarly, in Wordsworth’s and Choudhry’spoems we find love towards nature, the feelingswhen they see flowers blooming in the greenfield, birds flying in the sky and the beauty ofhills and mountains. All the three poets havealready known the real happiness to be a part ofthis beautiful nature and so they have praisedthis God’s creation wholeheartedly through theirwritings. All these three poets can be trulyconsidered as lovers of nature.