What is the importance of Question-answer form in ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’

QuestionsWhat is the importance of Question-answer form in ‘In The Bazaars of Hyderabad’
Anonymous asked 2 years ago

Why is Sarojini Naidu’s poem In The Bazaars of Hyderabad in the question-answer form? Who asks and who replies the questions in the poem?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

If the poet would have described the bazaar scene from her side, it would seem monotonous and rather dull. Moreover, the poet doesn’t know the names, materials or uses of every object available there. But the merchants know all these. So delivering those information from the merchants themselves would look more natural and would not make it dull. So the poet has decided to make it in the form of a series of questions and answers.

In the poem the narrator [or, the poet] is asking the questions and the merchants reply.

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