Where the Mind is Without Fear

Where the Mind is Without Fear

by Rabindranath Tagore

Figure of speech in the line ‘where tireless striving stretches its arms’?

QuestionsFigure of speech in the line ‘where tireless striving stretches its arms’?
asha asked 4 years ago

Which figure of speech is used in the line ‘where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection’?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 4 years ago

The above quoted line is an example of personification. Personification is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

In the instance presented above, ‘tireless striving’ stretches its arms as if it is a human being having arms. So, human characteristics are attributed to abstract idea here.

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Vidhi Menghare answered 5 months ago

Figure of speech: Personification.
Explanation: Human quality of stretching arms is attributed to striving.

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