As you all know that NICL AO mains exam is near.One of the most important part of these Exams is Descriptive Writing Exam that test Your writing skills, here we are providing you PRECIS WRITING Which can be asked in the NICL AO Exams.
What can poetry do for us? What useful purpose is served by reading a medley of poems of all kinds and all ages? Why is there no end to the making of anthologies? Isn’t a newspaper account of a football cup or a Test Cricket, a far more splendid epic to be devoured with utmost eagerness than all Milton’s purplest patches which bore us unspeakably? Those are very natural questions, which, after all, a young reader might ask. The only answer that can be given is that poetry is not a means to anything. It is one of the simple goods of life and no more needs to be vindicated than contemplation of a sunset or the intercourse of friends. Laughter and tears; adventure and romance, thought of life and death – all these are stuff that go to make up life.
The poet tries to expend the life of a man. He wants to make it more full and real. Life interests and excites, but he doesn’t copy it as a historian does. Poetry is not worthwhile, if it is a mere imitation of life. It is rather a criticism of life. The poet sees into the life or thing. He has a keeper sensibility to interpret a creation, groaning and travelling after its proper meaning. Our imagination, according to WB Yeats, are but fragments of the universal imagination and as we enlarge our imagination by imaginative sympathy and transform with the beauty we become immortal man.
Precis: The Function of poetry
Poetry, in the real sense of the term, interprets life; rather it is a criticism of human life. It enlarges man’s life and creates a new world in which man finds himself spirituality as well as intellectually elevated. It makes us immortal by enlarging our imagination through imaginative sympathy.