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Confessional Mode in Poetry of Kamala Das - 3267 Words

CONFESSIONAL MODE IN POETRY OF KAMALA DAS Confessional mode of writing has its virtual origin in the mid50s in America. It is hybrid mode of poetry which means objective, analytical or even clinical observation of incidents from one’s own life. Confessional poems are intensely personal and highly subjective. There is no ‘persona’ in the poems. ‘I’ in the poems is the poet and nobody else. The themes are nakedly embarrassing and focus too exclusively upon the pain, anguish and ugliness of life at the expense of its pleasure and beauty. Confessional poets did not follow any tradition nor respected any conventions. They wanted to be unique and not a part of the conventional social set up. This conflict with society leads them to†¦show more content†¦Her preference was not considered by her parents. Das expresses: â€Å"I was burden and a responsibility neither my parents nor my grandmother could put up with for long. Therefore with the blessing of all, our marriage was fixed†. (M y Story 82) Kamala Das has thus, a strong grievance against her husband’s infidelity and lust. He knows only the physical kind of love, without trying to make any emotional and spiritual contact with her. She mentions in My Story â€Å"Before I left for Calcutta, my relative (her future husband) pushed me into a dark corner behind a door and kissed me sloppily near my mouth. He crushed my breasts with his thick fingers. I felt hurt and humiliated. All I said was a good bye†. (Das 82) Das has given graphic accounts of her relations with her husband before their marriage. It is clear that she admired him but we do not find glimpses of her love and affection for her hubby as a man or as a lover. In My Story she has expressed her romantic ideas of an ideal lover. She writes: I had expected him to take me in his arms and stroke my face, my hair, my hands and whisper loving words. I had expected him to be all that I wanted my father to be and my mother. I wanted conversation, companionship and warmth. Sex was far from my thoughts. I had hoped that he would remove with one sweep of his benign arms, the loneliness of my life. (Das 84) She enters into marriage with her beautiful romantic ideals but her dreams were shatteredShow MoreRelatedMy Grandmothers House by Kamla Das1143 Words   |  5 PagesMy grandmother’s house - Kamala Das About Kamala Das: Kamala Das is one of the best poets in contemporary Indo-Anglian literature. Kamala Das, born in Kerala in 1934, is a bilingual writer. She writes in Malayalam, her mother tongue, under the pseudonym Madhavikkutty. Her poetry is an exploration of the geography of her own mind, and the lyric is an instance of such self-exploration. Through images of repulsion and horror, she brings out the emotional emptiness and sterility of her marriedRead MoreKamala Das3523 Words   |  15 PagesIN THE POETRY OF KAMALA DAS * Dr. Bhosale B. S. The poetry of Kamala Das has the unique place in Indian poetry in English particularly written by women poets. She has developed the feminine poetic sensibility. There is an expression of her personal and public experiences in her poetry. The ideas, which she has expressed in her poems and in her autobiography, My Story, appear to be similar. She has written a great deal of inward - looking or ‘confessional poetry’. Her poetry is confessional becauseRead MoreIndian English Novel17483 Words   |  70 Pagesmysterious Sanskrit literary wonders that one gets to discover the very first traces of Indian novels and novel writing in the Indian context. Authors and legendary sages have been recognised to have devoted volumes of paper, pen and ink in priceless poetry or drama, dedicating each meticulous thought to penning down immortal creations that still arrests attention. However, it was only in the Later Vedic Age that one gets to witness the foremost and original and initia l stages of Indian novel writing

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