What makes the poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’ seem as if it belonged to the realm of supernatural?

QuestionsWhat makes the poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’ seem as if it belonged to the realm of supernatural?
ananya asked 11 months ago

What makes the poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’ by Leigh Hunt seem as if it belonged to the realm of supernatural?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 6 months ago

The presence of an angel in Abou’s room, the ‘great wakening light’ making it rich and like a lily in bloom, and the ‘book of gold’ make us think of a supernatural setting in the poem “Abou Ben Adhem”.

Again, the use of archaic words like ‘writest’, ‘thou’, ‘thee’ and ‘nay’ adds to the old-world and supernatural feel.

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