R Tagore | Farewell | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Farewell | Analytical Study

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R Tagore Farewell Analytical Study

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

The subject matter of the poem “Farewell” by Rabindranath Tagore is the speaker’s farewell to his brothers and their readiness to embark on a new journey. The speaker acknowledges their departure and expresses gratitude for the time they have spent together as neighbors. The poem conveys a sense of letting go and relinquishing attachments to the physical world.

The poem employs the literary device of metaphor to convey the speaker’s departure. The act of giving back the keys of the door represents the speaker’s relinquishment of their home and all claims to it. This metaphor signifies a willingness to detach from material possessions and embrace a state of freedom and readiness for what lies ahead.

The poem further emphasizes the theme of departure and transition through vivid imagery. The lamp that once lit the speaker’s dark corner is now out, symbolizing the end of a comforting presence or guidance. The day dawning represents the beginning of a new phase or journey in the speaker’s life.

The poem concludes with the speaker expressing their preparedness for the journey. A summons has come, suggesting a call or invitation to embark on a new path or adventure. The speaker indicates their readiness and willingness to embrace the unknown and move forward.

To conclude, “Farewell” explores the themes of departure, letting go, and readiness for a new journey. The poem utilizes metaphors and vivid imagery to convey the speaker’s farewell to their brothers and their willingness to detach from material possessions. It emphasizes a sense of readiness and openness to new experiences and adventures. 0 0 0

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

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  18. Reviews of John Milton’s Literary Works
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