The Angel in Abou Ben Adhem Leigh Hunt

Abou Ben Adhem

by Leigh Hunt

What is the attitude of the narrator towards Abou Ben Adhem?

QuestionsWhat is the attitude of the narrator towards Abou Ben Adhem?
Jeevika R asked 4 years ago

What attitude does the poet / narrator show towards Abou Ben Adhem in Leigh Hunt’s poem?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 4 years ago

The poet or the narrator in Leigh Hunt’s poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’ has shown great admiration and respect for the protagonist. In fact, he has used a parenthesis “may his tribe increase!” within brackets in the very first line as a gesture to cast his blessings on Abou and to declare that this man is indeed worth remembering for generations to come.

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Sanskrriti answered 2 years ago

Poet has a great respect towards Abou Ben Adhem and his work. The poet puts the words, “may his tribe increase” in the brackets as a silent wish that people like Ben Adhem continue to be in a large number as his successors are blessed by the poet

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