Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis


Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis

Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis

Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis

Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis

‘Line Addressed to James Skribblerus’ is a poem about an individual. He was an English editor of a daily newspaper. In this poem, the poet shows the personality of Skribblerus, who was thought to be a fool.

The poet says that Skribblerus was born into a very poor family and was brought up under very poor conditions. He was fed on low rations. To earn his livelihood, he left his homeland, England, and came to India. He always remained in an empty pocket. He was a fool in wit and in the sense of an ass. Instead of wearing a helmet, he wore a kind of cap that looked like the cap of a fool. He took a ‘lath’ in his hand as his sword and first became a ward boy in the Group Street of Calcutta. Though he was considered a fool, yet he could perform impossible tasks. He sometimes appeared as bold as Phaeton who was the driver of Apollo’s car in Greek mythology. His sense, taste and virtue always seemed to remain busy. The poet says:

”With fool’s cap for helm and sword of lath,

The Grub Street Hero apes Pelides wrath,

And dares like Phaeton drive Apollo’s car,

With sense and taste and virtue still at war.”

Once a man shook him into sense, but he again seemed to blare in raging impotence. He rushed where his master feared to tread. This man had embarked on many works from time to time. Some days he worked in an industry where he poured a stream of lead. Some days, he became a teacher, some days he preached like a prophet and still, he begged. He scorned Bengal and hated his own son. He added false to truth and seemed to be servile to the great. He called an errand boy of the printing press as an imp. He abased this land. Many grieved at him. The poet says:

”…O grieve not for Britain’s sons,

All, all detest the bore, the foul mouthed dance

Let him jeer on and be a Jackass still” 

Though he made troubles, but he never did any ill to anybody. The poet says:

‘The brute may bray and vex, but do no ill.’

Through this poem, the poet has expressed his sympathy for a man like Skibblerus. Though many thought Skribblerus to be a fool, yet the poet did not say so, instead, he noticed his works and found that he did no ill.

The poem ‘Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus’ is written in two-lined rhyme. Its language is very simple and easy to understand. 0 0 0 Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus

Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus | A Critical Analysis 

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N. B. This article entitled ‘Ram Sharma’s Poem ‘Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus’ -A Critical Analysis’ originally belongs to the book ‘Indian English Poetry Criticism‘ by Menonim Menonimus. Ram Sharma Lines Addressed to James Skibblerus

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