Class 12

Poetic Appreciation : Indian Weavers

Poetic Appreciation : Indian Weavers

Write a poetic appreciation of the poem ‘Indian Weavers’ with the help of the following points.

·       About the poem / poet and the title

·       The theme

·       Poetic Style

·       Language /Poetic devices

·       Special features

·       Message, values, morals in the poem

·       Your opinions about the poem

Sarojini Naidu is known as the Nightingale of India because of her poetry. ‘Indian Weavers’ is a short poem written by Sarojini Naidu. The poem depicts the three types of garment. The weavers weave at three particulars times of a day. The first stanza of the poem represents the birth, the second stanza represents youth and the last stanza death. These are the three important events in human life.

          The poem is divided in three stanzas of 4 lines each. The first line rhymes with the second, and the third line with the fourth line in each stanza. The poem is in a sing song tone. The poem is in a question answer format.

          The language of the poem is of everyday use. The poetess has used the colour imagery. The use of poetic devices like simile, and metaphor add pictorial effect. Alliteration, rhyming words and rhythm add musical effect.

          The poem depicts three important stages of human life. Human being reacts differently at different stage. Metaphorically morning, noon and evening represents birth, child and death. 

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