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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

W.H. Auden as a Wonderful Creator of Situation


Author(s): Dr. Subodh Kumar Jha

Abstract: W. H. Auden, an English-American poet, is known for stylistic and technical achievement in his poetry. His poetry forges a wonderful engagement with politics, morals, love, and religion in a variety of tone, form and content. Auden possessed a formidable technique and an acute ear. His linguistic innovations are so remarkable that they have been termed as “Audenesque.” Auden’s forte as a poet is his skill to create a situation wonderfully appealing as well as convincing. The present paper takes up his poem "In Memory of W. B. Yeats": a Memorable Elegy” to demonstrate how Auden possesses a wonderful skill of creating situations in his poetry. The paper makes detailed analysis of this Elegy to substantiate the point. The poem may be looked upon as a commentary on the nature of Yeats’s art and its role during a time of great calamity — as well as the ordinary time of life’s struggles. In terms of structure, the poem is organized into three sections. The first section is mournful and it describes the coldness of death. The second section is a reflection on the generative power behind Yeats’ poetry. It was “Mad Ireland” that “hurt” Yeats and inspired his poetry as a form of survival. The third and final part brings the reader back into mournfulness.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Subodh Kumar Jha. W.H. Auden as a Wonderful Creator of Situation. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2020;2(2):59-61.
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