Are all the senses stimulated in the poem The Bangle sellers by Sarojini Naidu? Or, Comment on the sensory appeal of the poem ‘The Bangle Sellers’.
Yes, the poet has touched upon all our five senses to enhance the appeal of the poem in our minds and to suggest the vibrancy of life in a traditional Indian setup.
The visual or colour imageries are created by the mention of various objects: rainbow-tinted circles of light, silver and blue mountain mist, flushed like buds, new-born leaves, fields of sunlit corn, flame of her marriage fire, purple and gold-flecked grey bangles etc.
The auditory imageries are created by the tinkling sound of the bangles — “Tinkling, luminous, tender, and clear”
The olfactory senses (smell) are stimulated by the fragrance of the buds — “Some are flushed like the buds that dream”
Gustatory imagery (taste) is created through the mention of the sunlit corn — “Some are like fields of sunlit corn”
Tactile imagery (touch) is produced through the flame of marriage fire and the touch of luminous, tender and clear bangles on the hands of girls and women — “Some, like the flame of her marriage fire”