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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The title of the poem "Wind" is symbolic and carries a deep and profound meaning. In the beginning,  the poet is asking the wind to not ruin everything. However in stanza, we find that wind represents the problems and challenges which we face in our life. It (problems and challenges) is harsh on thoRead more

    The title of the poem “Wind” is symbolic and carries a deep and profound meaning. In the beginning,  the poet is asking the wind to not ruin everything. However in stanza, we find that wind represents the problems and challenges which we face in our life.

    It (problems and challenges) is harsh on those who are weak and fragile but it makes one strong and successful who has firm determination and will power. This is why the poet says that it blows out weak fires and makes strong fires roar and flourish.

    In other words, the problems which we face in life make us strong, experienced and finally lead to success. But we need to be brave and courageous enough to face them.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem Wind by Subramania Bharati does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in Blank Verse. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem Wind by Subramania Bharati does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in Blank Verse.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The moral of the poem Wind is that wind (which symbolises problems and challenges of life) is there for a reason. We cannot stop it nor can escape it. The only option is to either face it with boldness or fail. Hence, we should have strong will power, goal and firm determination. Those who lack willRead more

    The moral of the poem Wind is that wind (which symbolises problems and challenges of life) is there for a reason. We cannot stop it nor can escape it. The only option is to either face it with boldness or fail. Hence, we should have strong will power, goal and firm determination. Those who lack will power fail miserably.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem Wind: Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem Wind is a metaphor as it symbolises challenges that humans face in their lives. PersonificatRead more

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem Wind:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem Wind is a metaphor as it symbolises challenges that humans face in their lives.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-living things. In the poem the poet calls Wind by the pronoun “He” which is usually used for humans. He also calls wind as Wind God.
    3. Repetition: it is the repetition of certain words or phrases for poetic effect. In the poem “crumbling” has been repeated several times.
    4. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts”, “the wind god winnows”, “He won’t do what you tell him.”
    5. Enjambment: It is the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza. e.g. “Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts”.
    6. Symbolism: It is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. e.g. wind symbolises challenges and problems, weak fires symbolise people with weak will power and strong fires symbolise people with strong will power and firm determination.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Subramania Bharati is the poet of the poem Wind. However it was originally written in Tamil Language. It was translated into English by A.K. Ramanujan. Read summary of this poem.

    Subramania Bharati is the poet of the poem Wind. However it was originally written in Tamil Language. It was translated into English by A.K. Ramanujan.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The main theme of the poem problems in our lives are like wind. They will come to us all the time. We cannot stop them or escape them. We have to face them and bear the hardships. There are people who are weak and frail. They don't have goals in their life nor will power or confidence to face theseRead more

    The main theme of the poem problems in our lives are like wind. They will come to us all the time. We cannot stop them or escape them. We have to face them and bear the hardships.

    There are people who are weak and frail. They don’t have goals in their life nor will power or confidence to face these problems. Hence the problems ruin their lives. they fail miserably and live a life of hardships and troubles.

    On the other hand, those who are strong and have confidence and will power face these problems with all their might and in finally succeed because problems make us strong and flourish in the world. Hence we all should have strong will power.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In the poem Wind by Subramania Bharati, Wind symbolises challenges, problems, difficulties and hurdles which we face in our life. Read summary of this poem.

    In the poem Wind by Subramania Bharati, Wind symbolises challenges, problems, difficulties and hurdles which we face in our life.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The central idea of the poem Wind is that problems are part and parcel of every human being, They will always come and torture us. Those who face them boldly succeed and prosper in their lives who those who are weak and lack courage, fail miserably. Hence we should always be ready to face problems aRead more

    The central idea of the poem Wind is that problems are part and parcel of every human being, They will always come and torture us. Those who face them boldly succeed and prosper in their lives who those who are weak and lack courage, fail miserably. Hence we should always be ready to face problems as well as challenges.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The message of the poem Wind is that problems and challenges in our lives are like wind i.e. mighty, everlasting and trouble-making. We cannot stop them. Hence, we should make ourselves strong and bold. We should have courage enough to face them. Those who lack courage and will power fail in their lRead more

    The message of the poem Wind is that problems and challenges in our lives are like wind i.e. mighty, everlasting and trouble-making. We cannot stop them. Hence, we should make ourselves strong and bold. We should have courage enough to face them. Those who lack courage and will power fail in their lives badly while those who face these problems with firm determination, succeed and become prosperous.

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