A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE POETRY OF W. H. AUDEN AND NISSIM EZEKIEL
In this paper I have attempted to make a comparative study of the poetry of W. H. Auden, especially the early poetry of Auden and the poetry of Nissim Ezekiel. What led me to this comparative study is that the poets shared certain poetic concerns. Both display a modern sensibility in their poetry. The poems of both the poets are characterized by a social concern, intellectual purpose, preoccupation with the self, depiction of urban atmosphere, the effective use of irony and a distinctive idiom. Both lead the reader to a greater realization of the environment and his own self. What is most significant is that Ezekiel himself was highly influenced by W. H. Auden and other modernists like T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound.