Jane Austen Poem by Supriya Prathapan

Jane Austen



Known for the miracles you did with your pen,
You are my favourite author, Jane Austen.
In all your novels, you have used humour and irony,
To comment on the state of your society.
The female protagonists of your novels aren’t dumb and doleful,
They were sensitive, sensible and powerful.
Human relationships have been discussed in detail in your novels,
‘Pride and Prejudice’ is one of your greatest marvels.
A comedy of manners is ‘Sense and Sensibility’,
While a parody of gothic novels, is Northanger Abbey.
‘Persuasion’ and ‘Emma’, present social realities stark,
While, a pygmalion morality epic is Mansfied Park.

People say you weren’t realistic
That you only dealt with themes that were rustic.
The most common complaint of your critics
Is that you didn’t discuss contemporary issues, war and politics.
How many normal human beings discuss these issues?
Most of us discuss emotions, values and virtues.
Showcasing the reality of society isn’t real enough for your critics,
Forgive them! These crude creatures know little about literature, art and aesthetics.

Jane Austen
Friday, July 3, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: author,eulogy,respect
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
A panegyric is a formal public speech, or (in later use) written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical.
Ref: https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
BEST POEMS
BEST POETS
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Close
Error Success