1YOUNUS MOHD GANAI, 2DR M.C.SAXENA
1RESEARCH SCHOLAR, ENGLISH DEPT,
2ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR,DEPT OF ENGLISH AND RESEARCH CENTER,
Lyric poetry in the original meaning of the term was poetry composed to be sung to the accompaniment of lyre or harp. It is a short poem , usually divided into stanzas and directly expressing in melodious language the thoughts ,emotions, and feelings of the poet himself. Now-a-days the use of lyric is restricted to the simpler forms of poetry in which ,in contradiction to the epic and dramatic kinds ,the poet is principally occupied with himself. A lyric is actually the product of a swift ,momentary and passionate impulse. secondly, it turns on to some single thought, feeling or situation. Thirdly, it is unique in its spontaneity and sincerity. Fourthly, a lyric possesses the element of reflection and last but not the least feature of the lyric is its music or melody.
Keywords: Lyric ,Lyre ,Epic ,Impulse ,Spontaneity ,Melody.