Sarojini Naidu Questions and Answers

Sarojini Naidu

Let's look at each of these two poems by Sarojini Naidu, paying special attention to their structures and content. “The Old Woman” has a distinct rhyme scheme that changes with each stanza, and the...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2021 8:31 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu examines the theme of women's roles in a traditional Indian society throughout the poem "The Bangle Sellers." The seller attempts to persuade customers to purchase various bangles,...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2017 5:17 pm UTC

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"Song of a Dream" by Naidu expresses the speaker's vision of a land of truth, love, and peace in a magical wood. Though this place is a dreamscape, not reality, the speaker feels a deep "longing"...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2020 1:55 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Naidu’s “The Bangle Sellers” can be seen as a celebration of Indian womanhood. Naidu celebrates both the women who sell bangles—which are used here as a symbol of the successive stages of Indian...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2020 7:25 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Many of Naidu's poems are about everyday life or the natural world. Many are infused with her patriotism and her desire for India's freedom from British rule. Naidu's writing style is traditional...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2018 2:57 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

According to the poem "The Bangle Sellers," by Sarojini Naidu, there are three stages in a woman's life. These three stages are differentiated in the last three stanzas of the poem, while the first...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2016 7:20 pm UTC

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As one can assume from the title of the poem, the main theme of "The Gift of India" concerns what India has given to the world. The personified figure of Mother India, the speaker of the poem, has...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2020 11:55 am UTC

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The fundamental theme of the poem lies in the premise of a child, a devotee, speaking to God. There is a level of purity present between the devotee asking questions of existence to God. In the...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2009 12:30 am UTC

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The speaker of the poem is a bangle seller, and the poem is spoken as if it is a sales pitch. The narrator is trying to convince potential customers to buy some of her bangles. When she describes...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 2:43 pm UTC

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The street in the poem is described with a different epithet at the end of each stanza. It is first "eager," then "panting," and finally "singing." In the first stanza, at dawn, it is both the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019 1:57 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

A patriarchy is a society in which males hold dominance. In the poem "The Bangle Sellers," the poem compares the bangles that are sold to the stages and purposes of a woman's life. The bangles...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020 7:04 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was a celebrated poet from India. She was also an active politician, and was elected as President of the Indian National Congress Party in 1925. Naidu wrote several poems. Her poem...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 2:28 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

If we were to speak from a general point of view about Naidu's work, I think that we can draw some references from Romanticism. The lyrical nature of her work is highly Romantic. When she asserts...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2010 9:39 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was a poet and political activist from India. Her poetry is known for its powerful use of imagery and lyricism and its universal themes. Her early writing was profoundly influenced...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2021 9:34 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

The entire poem is about a prayer that a person offers up to God, asking him to give them everything-all of life's experiences, and to spare them nothing so that they can experience it all. In the...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2009 12:33 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

I think that one can take a couple of viewpoints on Naidu's poem "The Bangle Sellers." On first glance, the poem does espouse traditional values of the role of women in Indian society. This is...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2009 6:14 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

The setting of a bazaar is integral to the poem “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad.” The author, Sarojini Naidu, paints a bright, lively picture of a typical Indian marketplace. She mentions merchants,...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2017 9:51 pm UTC

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As the title of the poem indicates, "Leili," meaning nocturnal, depicts the images and sounds of India during a calm night. Sarojini Naidu uses beautiful imagery to portray nighttime in her home...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2017 11:49 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Naidu's poem explores the imagery associated with bangles and the implications for women's roles in a traditionalist Indian social setting. The bangle seller is trying to convince the purchasing...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2009 9:27 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

When it comes to "The Bangle Sellers," we'd argue that Sarojini Naidu sheds light on her concept of Indian women in contrasting ways. One way to read the poem would be to take a more literal...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2020 4:35 pm UTC

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The poem is an exploration of the metaphysical condition of love, pain, and the encompassing nature of existence. The poem opens with the speaker wondering about the nature of joy, pain, and the...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2009 8:01 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 12:57 am UTC

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In "The Soul's Prayer," Sarojini Naidu's speaker has asked the Lord to "reveal to me/ Thine inmost laws of life and death." The soul has asked this question of God with "childhood's pride" which...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2011 6:36 pm UTC

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In this poem, the narrator enters into a dialogue with God, asking God in the first stanza to reveal to her the laws of life and death. At this point, the narrator is young, asking "in childhood's...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2017 4:54 pm UTC

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As a staunch Indian nationalist and supporter of the Swadeshi movement, Sarojini Naidu believed that Indians should boycott British goods as part of their struggle for independence. Instead, they...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2021 11:40 am UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

It might seem hard to talk about racial and color discrimination in Sarojini Naidu's poem "The Bangle Sellers". I don't know about you, but I don't see any explicit racial epithets or pejorative...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020 3:38 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

Throughout Sarojini Naidu's poem "Leili," which means "nocturnal," the speaker describes the night in vivid detail. Panthers, the subject of your first question, are nocturnal and thus hunt at...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2020 5:40 pm UTC

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Sarojini Naidu

It might be challenging to think of how Sarojini Naidu's poem "The Bangle Sellers" touches on themes of slavery. After all, there is no explicit mention of slaves or slavery or masters or owners....

Latest answer posted June 4, 2020 2:46 pm UTC

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