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  1. The poem's major theme is universal love rather than being thoughtless or self-absorbed. The poem underlines the value of loving with maturity. Some individuals lose their minds while in love; this poem describes a similar period in the poet's life and how he comes to realize that love is not the onRead more

    The poem’s major theme is universal love rather than being thoughtless or self-absorbed. The poem underlines the value of loving with maturity. Some individuals lose their minds while in love; this poem describes a similar period in the poet’s life and how he comes to realize that love is not the only thing in life.

     

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  1. Imagery- metaphorical or visually descriptive language. The cracks that begin around her eyes- provides a picture of the old woman’s appearance. Throughout the poem, the poet uses images to describe the realistic acts of women at shrines. An Old Woman Summary

    • Imagery- metaphorical or visually descriptive language. The cracks that begin around her eyes- provides a picture of the old woman’s appearance. Throughout the poem, the poet uses images to describe the realistic acts of women at shrines.

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  1. The shrine visitor is first uninformed of the woman’s experiences and dismisses her as someone who harasses passers-by for money. He subsequently realizes that instead of stretching her hand, the woman chooses to live with dignity by doing a respectable job to make ends meet.   An Old Woman SumRead more

    The shrine visitor is first uninformed of the woman’s experiences and dismisses her as someone who harasses passers-by for money. He subsequently realizes that instead of stretching her hand, the woman chooses to live with dignity by doing a respectable job to make ends meet.

     

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  1. Metaphor- a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted to convey a similarity  e.g Harvest of my womb- used to denote their children. Like worm-eaten cotton pods- used to denote abandoned children. The Farmer's Wife Summary

    • Metaphor- a figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted to convey a similarity  e.g Harvest of my womb- used to denote their children. Like worm-eaten cotton pods- used to denote abandoned children.

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  1. Theme Due to agricultural losses and growing indebtedness, India has seen a daunting number of farmer suicides in the recent decade. Despite the efforts of state governments, this tendency continues to persist. The farmer’s decision is influenced by social, economic, psychological, and cultural factRead more

    Theme

    Due to agricultural losses and growing indebtedness, India has seen a daunting number of farmer suicides in the recent decade. Despite the efforts of state governments, this tendency continues to persist. The farmer’s decision is influenced by social, economic, psychological, and cultural factors. In the poem “The Farmer’s Wife,” Volga vividly depicts the consequences of a farmer’s demise on their wife and family.

    Central Idea

    This poem looks like a part of a letter from the farmer’s wife to him. She clearly expresses her sorrow about the helplessness of the situation, rather than grieving her husband’s death.

     

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  1. The core idea of the poem is that, Mudnakudu wished to be a tree to get away from the hierarchical structure. He desired to be born as a tree since the tree would not be questioned what caste it belonged to prior to building its nest. The shadow would not be ashamed when the sun hugged the tree. NatRead more

    The core idea of the poem is that, Mudnakudu wished to be a tree to get away from the hierarchical structure. He desired to be born as a tree since the tree would not be questioned what caste it belonged to prior to building its nest. The shadow would not be ashamed when the sun hugged the tree. Nature would accept the tree without any conditions or prejudice. The friendship of the tree with the cold wind and the leaves would be delightful.

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