Pictorial Poetry: A Tool for Self- Interrogation in Contemporary Literature

  • Anupreeta Chatterjee Indira Gandhi National Open University
Keywords: poetry, Pictorial Poetry, Zen Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Literature, Chinese Philosophy, Associative Narrative

Abstract

Any form of poetry is based on imagination and our introspection of what we see in reality. Poetry is a vision that reflects our visualization of reality. Poetry is an art of self-interrogation and it is indeed pictorial in its origin because without visualizing it, we cannot compose poetry. Every word which we choose to compose it is symbolic of the picture which we have visualized in our minds. Herein, imagination acts like mute poetry which enables the poetess to shape it into words. Through this paper, I am willing to understand the power of pictorial poetry which can help us to self-interrogate and enhance our mind’s quantum to integrate the inner world and outer world via using the lens of Zen psychoanalysis which emphasizes on integrating the self and the other. This associative narrative between the self and the other can help in resolving conflicts happening across the world. Thus, pictorial poetry becomes a visual lyric of transformation which helps in self-interrogation.

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Author Biography

Anupreeta Chatterjee, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Anupreeta Chatterjee is pursuing PhD in Women’s Studies at the School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India.

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Published
2021-05-15
How to Cite
Chatterjee, A. “Pictorial Poetry: A Tool for Self- Interrogation in Contemporary Literature”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 8, no. 2, May 2021, pp. 10-25, doi:10.201411/clri.v8i2.691.
Section
Research Papers