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  1. The wandering singers have two questions in their minds: What hope they have. In other words, they wonder whether they have hope nor not although they do not have any hopes because their fate is dependent on the fate of wind. What dreams shall they sow. They wonder what dreams they should have becauRead more

    The wandering singers have two questions in their minds:

    1. What hope they have. In other words, they wonder whether they have hope nor not although they do not have any hopes because their fate is dependent on the fate of wind.
    2. What dreams shall they sow. They wonder what dreams they should have because they do not have any desire for materialistic things. They love singing and their fate depends on the fate of wind.

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  1. Wandering singers themselves are the speakers in the poem Wandering Singers. They tell how they travel and sing. Read summary of this poem.

    Wandering singers themselves are the speakers in the poem Wandering Singers. They tell how they travel and sing.

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  1. Following poetic devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Wandering Singers by Sarojini Naidu. Metaphor: It is a poetic device which is used to make a comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. e.g. voice of the wind probably refers to the changing sRead more

    Following poetic devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Wandering Singers by Sarojini Naidu.

    1. Metaphor: It is a poetic device which is used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. voice of the wind probably refers to the changing seasons or changing times or changing lands, street refers to cities and forests refer to villages.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characters to non-human things and animals. e.g. “sorrowful things” refer to humans who are sorrowful, “the wind calls” means they follow the wind.
    3. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet“, “What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow?“, “The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate”.
    4. Repetition: It is the repetition is the repeating of a word or phrase for poetic effect. e.g. “the voice of the wind” is repeated several times in the poem.

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  1. The wandering singers live a nomadic life. They do not have a family or home. For them the whole world is their home and all the people are their family. They keep moving from villages to urban areas and vice versa. On the way, the keep singing about different things. Read summary of this poem.

    The wandering singers live a nomadic life. They do not have a family or home. For them the whole world is their home and all the people are their family. They keep moving from villages to urban areas and vice versa. On the way, the keep singing about different things.

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  1. The wandering singers do not wait anywhere because they live a nomadic life. They do not have their own homes or families. For them, the whole world is a home all the people are their family. They do not have any hopes or desires. For them, the fate of the wind is their fate. Hence they keep travellRead more

    The wandering singers do not wait anywhere because they live a nomadic life. They do not have their own homes or families. For them, the whole world is a home all the people are their family. They do not have any hopes or desires. For them, the fate of the wind is their fate. Hence they keep travelling from villages to cities and from cities to forests.

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