R Tagore | Dungeon | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Dungeon | Analytical Study

R Tagore  Dungeon  Analytical Study

Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Dungeon’-An Analytical Study

“Dungeon” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that explores the idea of self-imprisonment and losing touch with one’s true essence. The speaker describes a dungeon where someone they enclose with their name is weeping.

The poem metaphorically depicts the speaker’s continuous construction of a wall around this imprisoned individual. As the wall keeps growing higher and higher, reaching up into the sky, the speaker gradually loses sight of their own true self in the shadow cast by this imposing wall.

The speaker takes pride in building this great wall and meticulously covers it with dust and sand to ensure that no holes or gaps are left in their name. Despite their careful attention, the speaker becomes so engrossed in this task that they lose sight of their own authentic self.

After all, “Dungeon” is a poem that portrays the self-imposed confinement and the loss of one’s true identity. The speaker encloses someone within the walls they construct, but in the process, they become disconnected from their own essence. They become so absorbed in building and maintaining this wall that they forget their own authentic being. The poem serves as a reflection on the potential consequences of losing sight of one’s true self while striving for external identities and societal expectations. 0 0 0

N.B. The article originally belongs to the book ‘Analytical Studies of Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

Books of Literary Criticism by M. Menonimus:

  1. World Short Story Criticism
  2. World Poetry Criticism
  3. World Drama Criticism
  4. World Novel Criticism
  5. World Essay Criticism
  6. Indian English Poetry Criticism
  7. Indian English Poets and Poetry Chief Features
  8. Emily Dickinson’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  9. Walt Whitman’s Poetry-A Thematic Study
  10. Critical Essays on English Poetry
  11. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: Return of the Spirit-An Analytical Study
  12. Tawfiq al-Hakim’s Novel: ‘Yawmiyyat Naib Fil Arayaf’-An Analytical Study
  13. Analytical Studies of Some Arabic Short Stories
  14. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Pre-Islamic Period (500 AD-622 AD)
  15. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Early Islamic Period (622 AD-661 AD)
  16. Reviews on William Shakespeare’s Works
  17. Reviews of Charles Dickens’ Works
  18. Reviews of John Milton’s Literary Works
  19. Reviews of Some Iconic Travelogues
  20. Shakespeare’s Sonnets-Critical Studies
  21. Analytical Studies of Selected Poems of Sarojini Naidu
  22. Analytical Studies of Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore

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