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Gitanjali Song Offerings

In Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali 35: "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high," reason is compared to a clear stream in the line Where the clear stream of reason has not lost...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2021 1:32 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

Tagore's Song 36 is a prayer to God expressing how the speaker wishes to live. He prays for strength in five areas. First, he asks God for the ability to "lightly bear," or be detached from, both...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2020 12:20 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

In his Gitanjali collection of poems, Rabindranath Tagore reveals himself as a man of two worlds: a writer with a mystical mindset at home in the traditions of the Indian subcontinent, especially...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2019 7:16 am UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

The speaker is a highly devoted person who just wants to please God. He is prepared to do so by singing songs for Him. The poet thinks his life is “useless” and “without a purpose.” In thy world I...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2016 5:49 am UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

In Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore vividly describes the religious and spiritual significance of man’s purpose in life. Tagore combines metaphysical qualities with subtle nuances of devotion to...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019 10:20 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

In addition to nature, many of Rabindranath Tagore’s images in the Gitanjali poems are drawn from the objects of everyday life. The use of apparently simple images provides direction connections...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 5:04 am UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

Gitanjali, a collection of 103 poems, explores the universal theme of the relationship between the divine and the human, focusing on the ever-present nature of God in all things. The human soul is...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2020 7:37 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

Tagore, the great Indian philosopher and poet, examines time in the poem in relation to the time of the universe, or God's time, versus the constraints of the human experience of time. In the first...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 11:02 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

The meaning of the poem is a prayer for God to restore the speaker's heart from the barren and desolate. He wants to feel anything other than empty and miserable. At the beginning of the poem, the...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019 9:01 pm UTC

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Gitanjali Song Offerings

A figure of speech in the fiftieth poem of Gitanjali Song Offerings is the simile by which the beggar speaker compares the appearance of the king of kings' golden chariot in the distance to a...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2021 5:34 pm UTC

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