Three Cosmic Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rabindranath Tagore and Ezenwa-Ohaeto, and Cosmic Nature of Imagination

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 119)

Abstract

This is a comparative essay that tends to combine a theoretical approach and textual criticism in its investigation of the cosmic sensibilities of three “common-wealth” poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a pre-eminent English Romantic poet; Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Nobel Laureate for literature and Renaissance poet; and Ezenwa-Ohaeto, a prominent Nigerian poet of the present generation. Their metaphysical, mythological and philosophical concerns are examined in a manner that reveals how their respective cosmic vision(s) of the poetical art elucidates the different layers of thematic thrusts in their poetry. The essay’s conclusion is that the three poets, in their respective poetical renderings, try to give value to human existence through the art, the poetry, of moral order.

Keywords

Cosmic Metaphysical Moral order Paradise Coleridge Tagore Ezenwa-Ohaeto 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English and LiteratureUniversity of BeninBenin CityNigeria

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