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Explain Meaning of “They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait”.

Explain Meaning of “They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait”.

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  1. The line has been taken from the famous poem “On His Blindness” written by John Milton. In this poem, the poet who is now blind mourns over the fact that he cannot use the talent given by God (of writing poetry) because of his blindness. It has been wasted. In the beginning lines, he fears that God will ask him how he used his talent and he will not be able to answer him.

    However, soon he relieves himself by thinking that God does not need anybody’s work and he will not ask about his talent after taking away his eyesight. In the end, he talks about the angels who serve God. According to the poet, there are some other angels as well who just stand and wait. Though they do nothing, yet they are serving Him.

    Similarly, he is also serving God just by bearing his blindness.

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