R Tagore | Light | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Light | Analytical Study

R Tagore  Light  Analytical Study

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

“Light” by Rabindranath Tagore is a short yet powerful poem that celebrates the illuminating and transformative power of light. The poem expresses the speaker’s profound appreciation for the beauty and joy that light brings to the world.

The speaker addresses light as “my light,” emphasizing a personal connection and deep affection for it. They describe it as a world-filling light that kisses the eyes and sweetens the heart. This suggests that light has a pervasive and uplifting influence on the speaker’s perception and emotions.

The poem vividly captures the dynamic nature of light. It dances at the center of the speaker’s life, striking the chords of their love. The mention of the sky opening and the wind running wild conveys a sense of liberation and joy that light brings.

The imagery of butterflies spreading their sails on the sea of light and lilies and jasmines surging on the waves of light evokes a sense of abundance and beauty. The light is depicted as transforming clouds into shards of gold and scattering gems in profusion, symbolizing its transformative and enriching qualities.

The poem further suggests that light brings mirth and gladness to the world. It spreads from leaf to leaf, causing boundless joy and gladness. The imagery of the heaven’s river overflowing its banks and the flood of joy being abroad evokes a sense of immense happiness and abundance.

Overall, “Light” celebrates the radiance and transformative power of light. The poem portrays light as a source of beauty, joy, and positive energy that permeates the speaker’s life and the world around them. It conveys a sense of awe and reverence for the profound impact that light has on perception, emotions, and the overall sense of well-being. 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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