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    The central idea of the poem Palanquin Bearers is the beauty of Indian customs and traditions. In the poem, the poet describes how the bride is taken to her new home by the palanquin bearers in the palanquin. Those who are carrying her do not consider her as burden but rather call her a beautiful flRead more

    The central idea of the poem Palanquin Bearers is the beauty of Indian customs and traditions. In the poem, the poet describes how the bride is taken to her new home by the palanquin bearers in the palanquin. Those who are carrying her do not consider her as burden but rather call her a beautiful flower and a precious stone. There is emotions of joy as well as sorrow.

    Like many of the other poems, Palanquin Bearers also appreciates the unique culture of India and makes the Indian proud of their nation.

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  1. The theme of the poem Palanquin Bearers is reflection of Customs and Traditions of Indian Marriage. In the poem, palanquin bearers are carrying beautiful bride in the palanquin and taking her to new home. They are singing and praising the bride. For them, she is not an ordinary human but a beautifulRead more

    The theme of the poem Palanquin Bearers is reflection of Customs and Traditions of Indian Marriage. In the poem, palanquin bearers are carrying beautiful bride in the palanquin and taking her to new home. They are singing and praising the bride. For them, she is not an ordinary human but a beautiful flower and a precious gem. She is light, lovely and source of happiness.

    There are sentiments of sorrow as well as of joy. The bride is sorrowful because she is leaving the house of her parents forever. On the other hand there is joy because she is entering a new phase of her life.

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  1. 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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  1. 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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  1. 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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  1. 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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  1. 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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  1. 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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