How does the poet suggest that life is full of joy and sorrow?

QuestionsHow does the poet suggest that life is full of joy and sorrow?
Aketoli asked 8 months ago

In while line(s) of the poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ does Sarojini Naidu suggest that life is full of joy and sorrow?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 8 months ago

Naidu suggests both joy and sorrow of life in the very last stanza of the poem when she presents the flower girls who are selling crowns for the brow of a bridegroom, chaplets to decorate his bed and also the sheets of white blossoms to perfume the death-bed.

What do you weave, O ye flower-girls?
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed.
Sheets of white blossoms, new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.

Arunadhi answered 2 months ago

Naidu suggests both joy and sorrow of life in the very last stanza of the poem when she describes how white flowers are used in weddings (joy) and used in the funerals of loved ones (sorrow).

“What do you weave, O ye flower-girls?
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom,
Chaplets to garland his bed.
Sheets of white blossoms, new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead.”

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