For this assignment write a 3-4 page essay regarding Thumri and Ghazal poetry. Topics that you should address in your essay should include but are not limited to:
Compare and contrast the poetry of Thumri and Ghazal.
How do they discuss the concept of pain?
How are they similar? How are they different?
Use examples (compositions) from the lecture slides to support your arguments.
(extra credit) How does the concept of the sublime help explain the lyrical content and emotional affect of ghazal? Why is the concept of the sublime not as operative in thumri?
Essays will be grade on the clarity of their content and argument, NOT simply their length. You are to write in academic prose and use proper citations when necessary. Points will be taken off for incorrect grammar, spelling, editing, etc.