Is On His Blindness a religious poem?

Is On His Blindness a religious poem?

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  1. Yes, the poem On His Blindness is a religious poem as the poet seems to be regretting for not been able to use the talent given by God to him. However, as we move forward the poet becomes hopeful because his mind says that God does not need anybody’s hard work. Instead, the one who bears his pain also serves God.

    In the final lines, the poet brings in religious reference. According to him, there are thousands of angels who obey the orders of God and travel over the seas and lands with light speed. However, there are some other angels who just wait for the orders. Thus they serve Him just by standing.

    So, the whole poem is about God, serving God and faith in God. Hence it is a religious poem.

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