R Tagore | Lost Star | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Lost Star | Analytical Study

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Lost Star’-An Analytical Study

The theme of the poem “Lost Star” by Rabindranath Tagore revolves around the search for a lost star and the longing for perfection. The poem begins by describing a time when the creation was new and the stars shone in their initial splendor. The gods held an assembly in the sky and marveled at the perfection and unalloyed joy of the world.

However, one of the stars is suddenly discovered to be missing, and this realization causes dismay among the gods. The absence of this star breaks the chain of light and is considered a loss. The poem portrays the star as the best and the glory of all heavens.

From that day onwards, the search for the lost star becomes unceasing. The cry goes on from one to another, emphasizing that the world has lost its one joy in the absence of this star. There is a continuous pursuit to find and restore this missing element that represents perfection and joy.

However, the poem concludes with a realization. In the deepest silence of the night, when the stars smile and whisper among themselves, they acknowledge the futility of the search. They recognize that seeking unbroken perfection is in vain, as unbroken perfection already exists all around them.

The poem employs the literary device of personification, attributing human qualities and actions to the stars. The stars hold an assembly, sing, cry, and smile, creating a vivid and expressive portrayal.

To sum up, “Lost Star” delves into themes of loss, the pursuit of perfection, and the acceptance of imperfection. The poem portrays the longing for a lost star that represents perfection and joy, while also highlighting the realization that unbroken perfection already exists in the world. It encourages a shift in perspective, accepting the imperfections and finding contentment in the inherent beauty that surrounds us. 0 0 0

R Tagore Lost Star Analytical Study

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

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