Why are the red bangles compared to the flame of the bride’s marriage fire?

QuestionsWhy are the red bangles compared to the flame of the bride’s marriage fire?
Mohammed hassan asked 1 year ago

In the poem The Bangle Sellers by Sarojini Naidu, why has the poet compared red colour of bangles to the flame of the marriage fire?

Or, Explain the line: some are like the flame of her marriage fire

2 Answers
Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 1 year ago

In literature, flame of fire generally represent passion of heart. In Naidu’s poem, the red coloured bangles that the bride wear on her wedding night express the desire and passion of her newly made relation with her husband. The poet has actually summed it up well in the two lines —

Some, like the flame of her marriage fire,
Or, rich with the hue of her heart’s desire,

Aryama chatterjee answered 7 months ago

Some bangles have colours like the flame of fire which suits a bride. The colour is reddish yellow. It also refers to the sacredness of marriage

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