Thomas Gray and Jasimuddin: The Voice of Extreme Agony in Both Unique Universal Souls

Abstract

This paper attempts to evaluate the agony of Thomas Gray, an English poet, and Jasimuddin, a Bangladeshi rural poet. Thomas Gray is a transitional poet. He is generally considered the second most important poet of the eighteenth century. A deep pain of losing their loved ones through death is depicted in their writings. Gray is widely famous for-“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” that is one of Gray’s most famous poems. He depicts the lives of the obscure rustics buried in the churchyard. Jasimuddin is also famous for his poem ‘Kobor’. The grandfather has lost his wife, son, son’s wife, daughter and grand-daughter. The aim of this paper is to discover the similarities between the two unique universal souls regarding the sufferings of losing their nearest and the dearest ones through their famous poems ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ and ‘Kobor’/Graves respectively that gives the readers a reminder of mortality.

Keywords: Death, Suffering, elegy, graves, kobor, lamentation

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