International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

A Comparative Analysis of Transcendental Elements in the Poetry of Vivekananda, Kamla Das, and Whitman

Reena Chauhan

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to conduct a comparative analysis of transcendental themes in the poetry of Swami Vivekananda, Kamla Das, and Walt Whitman. It aims to explore how these poets, from diverse cultural backgrounds, engage with and express transcendentalist ideas in their work, providing a cross-cultural perspective on this philosophical movement. It is focused on the study of Self-transcendence or individual perspective of Indian poets Swami Vivekananda; A representative of Hindu religion and; Kamla Das; a renowned feminist and further is compared with the American poet Walt Whitman; an American poet. Their emphasis on subjective intuition through nature, intuition, experience or imagination is discussed with reference to their illustrious poems like "Light", "Kali the Mother" "The Living God" of Swami Vivekananda taken from the book "Complete works of Swami Vivekananda", Kamla Das's poems "Ghanashyam", "Only the Soul knows How to Sing" a collection of poems and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" highlighting on "songs of Myself".

Keywords: Transcendentalism, inherent divinity, self-transcendence, unifying interconnectedness

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 546 - 549

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