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Importance of English Language

English Speakling zone

Eng­lish Speak­ing zone

The Eng­lish lan­guage is one of the most widely used lan­guages in today’s world. It is either spo­ken or under­stood, at least to a basic degree in many coun­tries. Most of the busi­ness com­mu­ni­ca­tion, sci­en­tific jour­nals, higher edu­ca­tion, peri­od­i­cals and books and the inter­net rely on Eng­lish as their pri­mary lan­guage. Why Eng­lish is so impor­tant in today’s con­text? Why must one learn Eng­lish to be com­pet­i­tive and suc­cess­ful? We explore such ques­tions in this article.

Eng­lish is impor­tant in the cur­rent sce­nario due to its wide accep­tance. Except in a few coun­tries, Eng­lish is an offi­cial lan­guage if not the national lan­guage. Nev­er­the­less, it is widely spo­ken and under­stood around the world. So if your career involves trav­el­ing to var­i­ous coun­tries or if you want to pur­sue higher stud­ies in an Eng­lish speak­ing coun­try, it is imper­a­tive that you must have pro­fi­ciency in Eng­lish language.

How to Write Poetry? (Part II)

In the pre­vi­ous post, we looked at var­i­ous ways to get started with poetry. We looked at express­ing our feel­ings, our senses effec­tively. Now we would look at few things which can prove to be extremely important.

Read Poetry:

Read­ing poetry is con­sid­ered one of the vital ingre­di­ents to writ­ing poetry. It not only gives you the strength of vocab­u­lary but also it gives you the strength of pow­er­ful imagery. Using metaphors effec­tively is one of the para­me­ters which dis­tin­guish a good poem from a nor­mal one. Ini­tially when you read great work you tend to get over­pow­ered by their style and their words. Some­times you would tend to lend their style. Watch out against this. Remem­ber they too must have started from square one. It’s their gift of vision that sep­a­rated them from oth­ers. Let me remind you again that hav­ing an absolutely first class, orig­i­nal vision help when it comes to words.

Walk away from drudgery:

Walk Away From Drudgery

You need to allow your­self time and space to come up with ideas. Until you lie down in a sofa and allow your­self a reverie you would not appre­ci­ate all your feel­ings. Each of our senses lives the same feel­ing dif­fer­ently. So if you don’t give time to your­self to indulge with the idea of a spec­tac­u­lar thought, you don’t fully live that moment. You need to move from the present realm of chores and ten­sions to the world of a beau­ti­ful thought. The moment you live each moment fully, you are ready to write poems which every­one else would die to read. Remem­ber the sole idea of poetry is to lift you from your present world and get you to a world of you and yourself.

Write and Share:

Start writ­ing! Start with few words which you already mocked up in your mind. Some­times the poems are not fin­ished in one sit­ting, but keep­ing it for long would also dimin­ish the flu­id­ity of the thought. Choos­ing a topic close to your heart shall help. If the topic is a pain stak­ing expe­ri­ence then you can use third per­son tone to bring about the pain. Do not hes­i­tate to take opin­ion of oth­ers. Remem­ber they always want to hear about someone’s expe­ri­ence which is dif­fer­ent from them. All the opin­ion is con­struc­tive. After the entire step to fur­ther heights stops at all positives.

Happy Poetry!

How to Write Poetry?

At some point in time, most of us must come across verses which take our breath away. In these moments we pon­der about the beauty of the writ­ing because it plays with our imag­i­na­tion. How can a small heap of lines play with our mind, tran­scend­ing us sur­re­ally? If you have ever been touched by lines so deeply that they made you think about writ­ing poetry then you might find this post interesting.

Golden Rule:

There is no wrong poetry. There is no absolute advice to poetry. Every poet devel­ops his/her own flair over a period of time.

We will talk of very fun­da­men­tal nuances involved in poetry. I believe, this should help you kick start your jour­ney to infinite­ness, if you have already fid­dled with the idea of poem writing.

Poetry is gen­er­ally imag­i­na­tive writ­ing. It depicts the reflec­tion of reac­tions and emo­tions. Like most other form of writ­ten words, it is not restricted by bound­aries. It still main­tains a slight rigid­ity with respect to the plot, but that is mainly to avert the read­ers from oscil­lat­ing too much with imag­i­na­tions. Stim­u­lat­ing piece of poem writ­ing is honed over time. All you can bring into poetry is your un-blurred vision of a moment. The words would come with time. Remem­ber it always helps to have a first class, orig­i­nal, insight vision of a thought.

Imagination

As you must have realised by now imag­i­na­tion is the foun­da­tion to poetry. If you are look­ing for inspi­ra­tion, you should be look­ing around you. There is no def­i­nite place to find inspi­ra­tion. It strikes you when you are least expect­ing it. But you should be ready to cap­ture it once it strikes you. If you are look­ing to pen down strik­ing notes, you should allow your­self to appre­ci­ate the beauty of an inspiration/imagination. If you let in other tasks to soak you up, the instant of pure magic will always remain clouded. Remem­ber you don’t live the same instance twice. Pen it down, keep a note of it.

Now that we lived the moment we would look at fur­ther steps to process it into a poem. A poem is always an individual’s per­spec­tive. A same scene can appeal to two dif­fer­ent indi­vid­u­als dif­fer­ently. It is always how it caters to your senses. It is almost guar­an­teed that a par­tic­u­lar thing would appeal to the five senses of dif­fer­ent per­sons dif­fer­ently. Draw strength from the fact that a reader is always eager to know what you felt. So use imagery. Express your feel­ings, not the bor­rowed feelings.

We will look at other ingre­di­ents of poetry in the next post.

Confusing words part-3

Here are some more words those con­fuses us in gen­eral usage:

  • Endemic and epi­demic: Both refer to dis­eases. If a dis­ease is endemic it is com­mon in an area of pop­u­la­tion and peo­ple are likely to be exposed to it. An endemic refers to a wide­spread dis­ease in a region.
  • Flaunt and flout: Flaunt is some­thing that is to show off and flout is to dis­re­gard some­thing out of disrespect.
  • Gourmet and gour­mand: A gourmet is an expert in the appre­ci­a­tion of the fine food, whereas gour­mand is more inter­ested in quan­tity rather than qual­ity. Gour­man­dize is to stuff food like a glutton.
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