1. The rhyme scheme of the poem Palanquin Bearers is AABBCCDD. Read summary of this poem.

    The rhyme scheme of the poem Palanquin Bearers is AABBCCDD.

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  2. Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Palanquin Bearers: Simile: It is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using "like" or "as". In the poem, we find ample of examples of simile. e.g. "She sways like a flowRead more

    Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Palanquin Bearers:

    1. Simile: It is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using “like” or “as”. In the poem, we find ample of examples of simile. e.g. “She sways like a flower”, “She skims like a bird”, “She floats like a laugh”, “We bear her along like a pearl on a string”, “She hangs like a star”, “She springs like a beam”, “She falls like a tear “.
    2. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech involving direct comparison of two different things, without the use of as or like. e.g. wind of our song”. In this phrase, the poet calls melody as wind. “brow of the tide”. Here the top layer of water tide is called brow.
    3. Personification: It involves attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. e.g. “lips of a dream”, “brow of the tide”.
    4. Repetition: It is a figure of speech involving repetition of words or phrases for poetic effect. e.g. “Lightly, O lightly”, “Gaily, O gaily”, “Softly, O softly”.
    5. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “She floats like a laugh from the lips”, “She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide”.

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  3. The word "sway" means to move rhythmically. According to the palanquin bearers, the bride is gently moving rhythmically in the palanquin while they are singing a song. Read summary of this poem.

    The word “sway” means to move rhythmically. According to the palanquin bearers, the bride is gently moving rhythmically in the palanquin while they are singing a song.

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  4. In this line, the poet is comparing the bride with rays of light which falls on the dew drops and the latter starts shining. According to palanquin bearers, the bride is very beautiful and shining like the dew drops while they are singing for her. Read summary of this poem.

    In this line, the poet is comparing the bride with rays of light which falls on the dew drops and the latter starts shining. According to palanquin bearers, the bride is very beautiful and shining like the dew drops while they are singing for her.

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  5. In the poem Palanquin Bearers, the poet compares the bride with beam of sun which falls on the tide. Brow means forehead. So here brow refers to the top layer of tide which shines when sun rays fall on it. The poet is describing the beauty of bride here. Read summary of this poem.

    In the poem Palanquin Bearers, the poet compares the bride with beam of sun which falls on the tide. Brow means forehead. So here brow refers to the top layer of tide which shines when sun rays fall on it. The poet is describing the beauty of bride here.

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  6. The poet uses ample of images to show the softness, light-weight and beauty of the bride who is sitting in the palanquin. She compares the bride with a flower as she is soft, weightless and fragrant like it. Next the bride is compared to a bird which skims on the foam of a river (the bird does not aRead more

    The poet uses ample of images to show the softness, light-weight and beauty of the bride who is sitting in the palanquin. She compares the bride with a flower as she is soft, weightless and fragrant like it.

    Next the bride is compared to a bird which skims on the foam of a river (the bird does not assert any weight on the foam) because the weight of bride on the palanquin bearers is not felt by the palanquin bearers.

    Next the bride is considered as a pearl (precious stone) on the cloth because she is precious and beautiful. The poet then calls her a star (sun rays) in the dew because she shines like the rays).

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  7. The palanquin bearers carry the bride carefully. They keep singing for her. According to them, she is light like a flower or like a bird on the foam of a stream (without any weight). They feel like carrying a precious pearl Read summary of this poem.

    The palanquin bearers carry the bride carefully. They keep singing for her. According to them, she is light like a flower or like a bird on the foam of a stream (without any weight). They feel like carrying a precious pearl

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  8. Mitigate means to reduce or make something less painful. In the poem, the palanquin bearers are carrying bride in the palanquin. They are probably singing in order to relieve the bride from the pain which she is feelings after leaving her parents home. They consider the bright to be soft, light, preRead more

    Mitigate means to reduce or make something less painful. In the poem, the palanquin bearers are carrying bride in the palanquin. They are probably singing in order to relieve the bride from the pain which she is feelings after leaving her parents home. They consider the bright to be soft, light, precious and queen.

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  9. Pearl is a precious stone and string refers to cloth here. In the poem, the bride is referred to as "pearl on a string" because she is as precious and beautiful as a pearl on the cloth. Read summary of this poem.  

    Pearl is a precious stone and string refers to cloth here. In the poem, the bride is referred to as “pearl on a string” because she is as precious and beautiful as a pearl on the cloth.

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  10. The palanquin bearers feel that the bride is very light in weight. She is like a beautiful flower who is listening to the songs sung by the palanquin bearers. They feel that the bride is as light as bird which skims on the foam of a stream. She is as previous as pearl. She shines like a dew drop (whRead more

    The palanquin bearers feel that the bride is very light in weight. She is like a beautiful flower who is listening to the songs sung by the palanquin bearers. They feel that the bride is as light as bird which skims on the foam of a stream. She is as previous as pearl. She shines like a dew drop (when sun rays fall on it) and like sun rays on the tide (in the sea).

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