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Friday, August 23, 2013

Abou ben Adhem (Summary)

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 14 Comments

James Henry Leigh Hunt
This poem has been written by James Henry Leigh Hunt. In this poem the poet says that Abou ben Adhem was a pious man. He was the leader of his tribe. He was very kind and gentle to his people. One night he woke up from a sound sleep. As he woke up, he found straight light in his room. An angel was writing some thing in a golden book. Abou picked up courage and asked the angel what he was writing. The angel replied that he was writing the names of those persons who loved God. Abou asked him if his name was there. The angel replied in negative. Abou did not loose heart and asked the angel to write his name as a person who loved his fellow men. The angel did so and went away. Next night the angel came again and showed Abou the names of those person whom God had blessed. Abou was very much surprised and overjoyed to see his name at the top of the list.
Abou ben Adhem and the Angel

Lines from the Lay of the Last Minstrel (Summary)

Walter Scott
In this poem the poet Sir Walter Scott says that the man who has no love for his country is quite worthless. If he does not feel an excitement as he comes back from a foreign country, he is dull fellow. No body loves such a man and no singer sings in his honor though he has a lot of wealth and holds a high office. He is a selfish mean fellow, and always thinks about his interest only. He will be completely forgotten after his death and will be totally ignored in poetry and songs.
The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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