Give a description of the angel in Abou Ben Adhem.

QuestionsGive a description of the angel in Abou Ben Adhem.
Lalita kota asked 5 years ago

Give a description of the angel as presented in Leigh Hunt’s poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 5 years ago

As presented in the poem, the angel is a diving messenger. The very presence of the angel has effected a transformation of the room, gilding it, making it look like a ‘lily in bloom’. The angel is writing something in a golden book. When Abou throws his question, the angel raises its head ‘and with a look made of all sweet accord’, answers his questions. She even complies Abou’s request to write down his name on the divine book. When the angel came again the next night, it again lit the room with a ‘great wakening light’. The light of the angel can be interpreted to have a symbolic effect to enlighten the human mind.

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