Critical analysis of the poem "To India, My Native Land," by Derozia

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H.L.V Derozio's patriotism speaks out from every word of the poem and his heart wrenching feelings fill the cup of his offerings to his native land in this superb piece of poetry.The poet visualizes his native land to having a supreme position in the world which now has been degraded to the most menial possible.His beloved motherland has been compared by him to the elites-a deity with a halo,a loftily flying majestic eagle and a personality,whose praises used to compose the lyrics of the ministrels.Deeply saddened by the pathetic condition of his country,the poet resolves to try a last-ditch effort to revive the past glories.He wishes to venture to retrieve the lost fame of his country,now forgotten by mankind.He wishes to perform this in exchange of a mere good wish and blessing from his motherland.