Where can I find a good summary on the verse play J.B. by Archibald MacLeish?
Based on the Book of Job, JB takes a contemporary businessman through the tests of God and Satan to prove his faith in God is unshakable. A beautiful and moving play.
What is the most beautiful lyric or verse or one sentence you love?
What an amazing question. I think many of us will struggle to find one answer to this one. I have so many favorite quotes, lyrics and phrases, it seems like an unfathomable task to choose just one. It's funny though, because as I started to think about all the beautiful words I've saved over the years, two in particularly came to mind right away. One is an incredibly simple statement about words: The other is an incredibly accurate verse of that which cannot be put into words: To me, these two verses are beautiful in ways that are both strikingly similar and vastly different at the same time. The first quote, one you'll find often in my profiles and bios online, is a simple summary of my ultimate goal as a writer and a human being: to find words to describe the most beautiful feelings, situations, events, people, and every other crazy thing that happens in this life. But how can you find words to describe some of these things, like love or death or that one perfect moment you'd like to bottle up and keep forever? All too often, we search for the right words for so long when they're really right in front of us the whole time. And usually, they are simple. The second quote is a beautiful verse from one of my favorite books, A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. It's from a scene where he's beginning to find peace, finally, and he's listening to a friend play some music that seems to sum up all the horrors he has experienced through his addiction. He realizes that there are some things that just cannot be explained, and maybe that's the beauty of it all: "Take it and let it be."As a writer, the struggle to find the most perfect words happens on a daily basis. These two quotes are so beautiful to me because they seem to say, “Never stop trying to find the words, even if there are no words at all.”
What's the summary of the chapter 7, verse 14 in Bhagavad Gita? Does lord pacify to come out of the material world and become a saint (Isha, art of living, etc.)?
दैवी ह्येषा गुणमयी मम माया दुरत्यया ।मामेव ये प्रपद्यन्ते मायामेतां तरन्ति ते ।।7.14।।7.14 - This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.FPLAH - This non-physical energy (black hole), which gave rise to three qualities of physical nature (goodness, passion and ignorance), is difficult to pass over (Evolve beyond the influence of goodness, passion and ignorance).But people who realize the objective nature of the true self (nature of soul, similar to that of super soul/black hole) can evolve beyond life influenced by senses in a material body on earth.To understand the whole scripture in a modern world, read the below book?FINDING PEACE LOVE & HAPPINESS eBook: M Sadavarte: Kindle Store
What is the summary of shakespeare's sonnet 18?
Sonnet 18 Shall I compare you to a summer day? You're lovelier and milder. Rough winds shake the pretty buds of May, and summer doesn't last nearly long enough. Sometimes the sun shines too hot, and often its golden face is darkened by clouds. And everything beautiful stops being beautiful, either by accident or simply in the course of nature. But your eternal summer will never fade, nor will you lose possession of your beauty, nor shall death brag that you are wandering in the underworld, once you're captured in my eternal verses. As long as men are alive and have eyes with which to see, this poem will live and keep you alive. EDIT: Why are you freaking out? You probably should do your own homework. He has fallen for this beauty. She has character too! A girl with brains and beauty. What a find! The only thing worthy enough to even attempt to be compared to her is nature. Even that pales in comparison. Unlike nature, her beauty will never fail. Nothing can touch this woman he has found. Her beauty is worth poetry: it is made of something immortal. But she will die, her spirit will pass--unless that is if he immortalizes her, which he does.
In "Swift things are beautiful" how does the rhythm of the poem change between the first and second stanzas?
The rhythm of the poem slows considerably in the second verse. She achieves this by choosing words and phrases that are more drawn out. Notice that in the second verse, some of the phrases extend two lines, whereas in the first verse each phrase has its own line. The first verse is choppy and short in its phrasing, the second verse smoother and more relaxed. It's a very nice effect.
What distinguishes a beautiful rhythm from an ugly one, whether in prose, or in verse, or in music?
A2A. Guido, I feel like you hit me again and again with some version of the same question at some unspecified interval. This one is easily answered: you know a rhythm is beautiful when you are profoundly stirred by it. A great rhythm is felt along the pulses. This is not cheek: the reason James Brown was a genius had everything to do with rhythm — rhythm that made asses move, against their will if necessary. Prose and poetry do not partake of this force the way music does, but still: “Into the valley of death…” The dactyls drive downhill, don’t they? The rhythms, carrying the right kinds of sounds, create the impression of kineticism. Rhythm is something, in any of the contexts you named, that we feel. One of its primary jobs, perhaps its only job, is to stir us at the pre- or sub-verbal level. But individual instances differ. There is no Key to All Rhythmic Effects. There is the corpus of literary prose, poetry, and music, and all the individual instantiations of rhythm they contain. I can’t box all that up in a pat summary on Quora. Are you at least getting anywhere with this subject? As I said, I often feel like you’re asking me the same question over and over again; I’m wondering if doing so has helped.
What is the most influential verse and surah in Qur'an?
Undoubtedly Surah ar rahmanSurah ar rahman encourages us to reflect on the concept of divine mercy. Allah has given us various gifts. Life in this world is a gift too i.e the trees, food, our surroundings, air, water, healthy body and mind, family, friends and everything is a gift. We take it all for granted but at the end of it all every such gift matters.Surah ar rahman helps us remember that all such divine favours are not something we should neglect. By repeating “Which is it of the favours of your lord that ye deny?” this surah tells us that we should not deny any of the favours of our lord.As per the context of that time the disbelievers were continuously and outrageously denying the truth and were openly torturing the muslims.The repetition of “Which is it of the favours of your lord that ye deny?” was in fact a constant reminder to the deniers of truth who were ungrateful and blind to the greatness of Allah and in their pride would attack and kill muslims without provocation.Surah ar rahman beautifully conveys the infinite list of blessings of Allah. It touches the heart and brings tears to the eyes of true believers.Human beings have a weakness of ignoring the truth inspite of knowing that everything is perishable yet we remain madly in pursuit of the worldly riches and comforts.We should be aware that whatever we have in this life is not permanent as our family and friends might leave us, good health might decline, our wealth might perish and so on.Yet we remain proud and arrogant.Surah ar rahman repeatedly reminds us to be thankful to Allah because whatever we have is his gift to us. Thus we must work for the hereafter and get engaged in doing good deeds and strive to please Allah alone.As such we should know that as practising muslims learning surah ar rahman by heart can prove to be a source of peace and tranquility. By reminding ourselves of the various favours of Allah we can combat stress and depression and also strengthen our faith.Here is a beautiful recital of Surah ar rahman by Qari Abdul Basit:
What are the motivational quranic verses?
This list can go really lengthy, so I will try to mention only the verses from which you can derive motivation on ‘daily’ basis.Firstly, the ayat that gives you immense emotional relief. It’s a total stress-buster. From Surah Nashrah, it’s the line : “Fa inna ma’al usri yusran”. (Verse 5)You know what’s so special about this verse? It doesn’t say that AFTER hardship comes relief. Instead, it says that WITH hardship there is relief. Notice the difference? It means you don’t have to wait for the tough times to get over to enjoy a period of relief. Rather, You are all along blessed with numerous comforts if a difficulty strikes.One of my top favorite verses whose wonders I am observing these days is —which means : “and don’t become weak, nor be sad, you will be superior if you are indeed true believers”. (surah ale-Imran, verse 139)So Allah is hinting that we only need to believe in Him and trust His power and our work is done. There is no need to lose heart or fear your competitors, the only task required is to become better muslims.Next in the line is the verse which so amazingly assures that our Lord is always with us, listening to our woes:It translates as: “ Your Lord never abandoned you nor is He displeased”.(Surah Zuha: verse 3)Another ayah that catches my fascination is about the infinite mercy of Allah. This verse tells about the people who have been real bad at their daily prayers:It roughly translates as - so they didn’t value their prayer and gave up to their desires. For them is a punishment, EXCEPT THOSE WHO REPENT AND BELIEVE AND DO RIGHTEOUS DEEDS. THEY WILL ALLOWED TO ENTER JANNAH AND NO WRONG WILL BE DONE TO THEM. (Surah Maryam, verse 59–60)Isn’t this a super gift? You have messed up your salah and preferred your worldly desires, yet Allah is ready to forgive… and ready to give you Jannah!!Allah knows that keeping patience is a tough job. That is why, He says:“wa basshir-is-sabireen”. (Surah baqarah, verse 155). Congratulate the patient for the rewards he is going to get….This coming ayah helps in finding your way — the correct way, when people around you are saying all sorts of confusing, misguiding things. It is the last verse of surah Alaq:“kalla la-tutih-hu wasjud waqtarib”. No! Do not listen to him(here, abu lahab). But prostrate to your Lord and draw near (to Him). (Surah Alaq, verse 19).Hope that helps!