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Why kamala das known as confessional poet She had written about her personal matters in the poetry

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Confessional poetry is a very personal form of poetry. The poet speaks about him or herself through the poem and admits to personal history, emotion, or thoughts. Often confessional poetry will address topics such as family, identity, and relationships.

Kamala Das includes lots of personal detail and emotion into her poetry. In her poem, "An Introduction" she writes about being Indian and about writing in English. For Kamala Das, language was an important part of her identity, and she wasn't afraid to talk about that in her writing.

Her poem "Someone Else's Song" is another great example of confessional poetry. This poem is not necessarily about Kamala Das's life, but about her role in the larger community. You could interpret this poem as being about humanity in general, or about India, or a specific group of people. But even while the poem is about a large group, it's also very much about Kamala Das and her experience as a human and her role in community.

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Yes, when a person writes details of his or her personal life and shares emotions, that is called confessional poetry. Confessional poetry is when a person bares his or her soul and shares her deepest feelings with the world. It's a very intimate art form.

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in her poem an introduction she has introdeced us with her personality that;s for why she is known as confessional poet.