In what tone is the poem "To India My Native Land" written? Give two examples (from the beginning and the end of the poem) to prove your point.

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Henry Louis Vivian Derozio's "To India My Native Land" starts out in a laudatory tone as the speaker glorifies the India of old before it became colonized. This tone is first indicated by the irrepressibly enthusiastic exclamation in the first line to initiate the speaker's address to his homeland (i.e., "My country!"); this tone is further cemented by the metaphor whereby India is depicted as a grand deity of worship, complete with "a beauteous halo," in the second line.

However, when the focus shifts onto India in her present state by line five, the metaphor used to represent the country brings a sorrowful tone of lamentation....

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