Is the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear a sonnet? Comment on the form and style of the poem.
The poem is written in free verse. Indeed, no rhyme scheme or no particular metre is followed in writing the poem.
Some students ask whether the poem is a sonnet. In that case, the clear answer is ‘No’. But you should also know that the original Bengali version of the poem was in the form of a sonnet.
But the English poem has a special form. The whole poem is only a single complex sentence. Only one main clause at the end and several subordinate clauses beginning with ‘where’.