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I would like to have a brief summary on Sarojini Naidu's poem "The Soul's Prayer"

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friendlyash | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 28, 2009 at 3:30 PM via web

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I would like to have a brief summary on Sarojini Naidu's poem "The Soul's Prayer"

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akannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 28, 2009 at 9:35 PM (Answer #1)

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As the title suggests, the poet's idea is a discussion between the speaker and God about the nature of existence, questions that would be most likely offered during a prayer.  The speaker is searching for "the inmost laws of life and death," seeking answers to questions that strike at the heart of living and consciousness. The answers received from the divine force reveal the nature of suffering, love, and pain.  The poem concludes with a belief that life and death are interlinked between one another, reflecting eachother.  The imagery featured in the responses such as " love burn like a fire" and "pain cleanse like a flame" suggests that interlinked pain and joy within being.

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