What are special features of the poem where mind is without fear for appreciation ?

QuestionsWhat are special features of the poem where mind is without fear for appreciation ?
Anand asked 6 months ago

What are some special features of Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “Where mind is without fear” to be included while writing a critical appreciation of the poem?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 months ago

Here are some special features of the poem “Where the Mind is Without Fear” to guide you write a critical appreciation —

  • The poem is written in free verse with no rhyme or no metrical pattern followed.
  • The poem was originally written in Bengali, the poet’s mother tongue. Then he himself translated it into English.
  • The poem consists of one single complex sentence, with a number of adverbial clauses starting with ‘where’ and the main clause “Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake” coming at the end.
  • The poem is in the form of a prayer to the Almighty.
  • The poem expresses the poet’s idea of ideal freedom, his patriotism and the qualities he desires in his countrymen.
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