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Analyze "The Indian Gypsy' by Naidu.

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I think the condition of permanence through impermanence is something of which Naidu is mindful in her poem.  She presents the gypsy as someone impermanent in the setting in which she lives.  The "tattered robes" where there was a "glittering trace" are matched with the "bygone colors in the first stanza.  This is enhanced in the last stanza where the gypsy is poised against a changing world, and yet representing a sense of permanent in a world that is mutable.  As she drinks at...

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