R Tagore | Sit Smiling | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Sit Smiling | Analytical Study

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Sit Smiling’-An Analytical Study

“Sit Smiling” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that reflects the poet’s struggle to convey the essence of a person he knows intimately to others.

The poet begins by boasting to others that he has known the person addressed in the poem. He proudly claims that his works contain pictures or representations of this person. However, when people approach him and inquire about the identity of this person, the poet finds himself unable to provide a satisfactory answer. He confesses that he cannot truly explain who the person is.

As a result, the people who ask for clarification become disappointed and scornful of the poet. They blame him for his inability to explain, and they leave with contempt. Meanwhile, the person being referred to in the poem remains seated, smiling.

The poet then expresses his attempt to capture the essence of this person through his enduring songs. He pours out his heart, revealing the secret connection he shares with the person. However, when people approach him, seeking to understand the meaning behind his songs, the poet finds himself at a loss for words. He cannot fully articulate the profound significance of his songs.

Once again, those who seek clarification react with scorn and amusement. They smile mockingly and leave. Meanwhile, the person the poet knows so well continues to sit there, smiling.

The poem captures the poet’s frustration and inability to convey the depth of his connection with this person to others. Despite his efforts through words and art, he realizes that the true essence of this person eludes explanation. The person remains enigmatic and mysterious, while the poet faces criticism and scorn from those who cannot grasp the depth of his understanding.

To sum up, “Sit Smiling” is a poem that explores the challenges of conveying profound personal experiences and connections to others. It highlights the limitations of language and the inherent complexity of truly understanding someone’s essence, even through artistic expression. 0 0 0

R Tagore Sit Smiling Analytical Study

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

Books of Literary Criticism by M. Menonimus:

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  19. Reviews of Some Iconic Travelogues
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