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Nature and meaning of various entities of literature.

What is Poetry?

Posted by khuram on January 12, 2007

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Poetry is the art of expressing passionate ideas in a balanced, composed and rhythmic form such that it could be sung or recited in a smooth and constant flow. Good poetry conveys maximum things through beautifully arranged just few words. Topics of poetry are often happy or sad general feelings of many people. An important characteristic of good poetry is that it expresses its contents in such a general way as to make it capable of many different types of interpretations. A person while reading some good poetry may feel as if his/ her own ideas, experiences and/ or feelings have been depicted by that piece of poetry.

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Doesn’t a Novel become bore because story proceeding in a Novel is quite slow?

Posted by khuram on January 3, 2007

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Doesn’t a Novel become bore because story proceeding in a Novel is quite slow?

Yes story proceedings have to be slow in novel. So if someone wants to enjoy the ‘story’, he/ she may really feel bore. But a novel reader is not supposed to find charms in the story of novel. Readers should find charms in the elucidation as well as beautiful elaboration of environment and feelings of characters. Different characters shall assume their own unique and consistent characteristics in novel. Readers should find charms in considering those characters as some lively beings whose possible behavior can be judged while reading the different situations of novel. For example consider the Asghari and Akbari characters of Novel Mirrat-ul-Aroos by Deputy Nazir Ahmed. Beauty of this novel is not in the story but lies in the opposing and contrasting qualities and characteristics of different characters.

See Difference between a ‘Story’ and a ‘Novel’ on this post.

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Some Relations & Differences between ‘Novel’ & ‘Drama’:

Posted by khuram on January 2, 2007

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Some Relations & Differences between ‘Novel’ & ‘Drama’:

Drama is more similar to Novel than with Story. In a story, the writer describes the events; in Novel, he also describes details of environment and thinking/ feeling of various characters. In Drama, ‘environment’ and ‘thinking/ emotions’ of characters are not ‘described’ but are ‘presented’. Environment is presented through stage design whereas thinking/ emotions of characters are presented through background music plus facial expressions etc. of actors (i.e. characters). A Story proceeds in the form of just description of interrelated course of events. Novel states the background of its story just like in short stories but rest of the proceedings is ‘evolved’ out of description of environment and interactions between characters. It means that author of a Novel doesn’t tell all the story to readers because here readers have to understand the story proceedings out of the description of situations that are faced by characters as well as out of dialogues between those characters.

In Drama, everything including background, emotions and dialogues between characters are not ‘described’ but are ‘presented’. All the story proceedings shall come out of dialogues between characters or even out of ‘self-talking’ of characters because this ‘self-talking’ technique is often used in Dramas with the view to ‘present’ the background of the story of Drama. Unlike a Novel, In Drama, even the relationship between characters is not described. Audience should understand the relationship between those characters just out of type of interaction between those characters or out of exchange of dialogues between them.

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Difference between a ‘Story’ and a ‘Novel’:

Posted by khuram on October 8, 2006

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‘Story’ is a description of some inter-related course of events that usually has a meaningful (happy or tragic) end. ‘Novel’ is different from ‘story’ in that it is not just description of ‘events’ because it also describes the details of environment plus the feelings, emotions and thinking of various characters. A good novel makes us feel that we are also a part of that environment. Some novels may not have any end. Story of novel proceeds slowly due to its details about environment etc.

Also see some relations and differences between Novel and Drama on this post.

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