International Journal of
English and Literature

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. English Lit.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2626
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEL
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 253

Full Length Research Paper

Lyrical life: The prevailing mysticism of the evolution and inevitable putrefaction of the great human race

Faisal Ahmed
  • Faisal Ahmed
  • Department of English, World University of Bangladesh, Panthapath Campus, House-16, Road-7, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1205, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 26 October 2018
  •  Published: 30 November 2018

Abstract

“Souls come to light after a fierce fight / among lovely ‘xx or xy’ pairs at day or night” This hypothetical review is regarding the poem “Lyrical Life” which is a fourteen-line poem in a sonnet structure written by the author of this article. This article is intended to share the author’s philosophy of life with that of other scholars and philosophers including pre-Socratic ones around the globe from ancient time to postmodern era. Human life-cycle is always a mystery and up-in-the-air issue to the people of antediluvian age, as well as to that of postmodern era, in fact, till today. The super-mystery is the origin or birth of human beings through sexual intercourse and their various stages of life—innocent infancy, playful childhood, obstreperous adolescence, extreme juvenescence, senescence, and the ultimate consequence of bereavement or quietus. The spectrum of life, and the uncertain circumstances that human beings undergo to sustain and survive is beyond their imagination. The golden segment of life is youth whereas the truest melancholy part of it is decease, demise or death and putrefaction. The ideas of perpetual life after bereavement or death, as well as that of “Demiurge” or CREATOR of the universe linger in religious beliefs of no other animals but human race.

 

Key words: Mystery, evolution, putrefaction, senescence, quietus and demiurge.