The poem is striking in its depiction of the father's childhood in a Brahmin slum and his death from heart failure. The reader learns that the guy died unexpectedly while shopping at a fruit store. There are many poetic devices used by Kalidas to paint this picture for us. One such device is the simile, which is when one thing is compared to another thing to describe it.
In this case, the father is compared to a mango tree for two reasons: first, both are hardworking people who make sacrifices for those they love. Second, both the father and the tree suffer due to abuse and neglect.
Kalidas uses poetry to highlight social issues through metaphors and similes. This is why many of his poems are very popular today; you can think of them as modern-day protest songs about society's problems with no violence involved.
He also uses this technique to explain religious topics without going into too much detail. For example, when discussing karma (action), he compares it to blood circulating through the body to illustrate that similarity. Karma is what determines your future life, just like blood keeps everyone alive by supplying oxygen to the organs so they can function properly.
When Kalidas writes about love, he uses many images from nature to show us that love is beyond human comprehension.
Summary of Obituaries In this poem, the speaker (who might be the poet himself or an invented character) recounts events surrounding his father's death. These include a trip to Scotland to bury the dead and a visit from King George II.
The poem is written in iambic pentameter, which is the meter used for English poetry. It has several lines that consist of five unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable (or vice versa). The five-unstressed-syllable line is called a "pentameter", and the five-stressed-syllable line is called a "heptameter". Within these general structures, individual words may have more than one metrical pattern used in printing or speaking. For example, "died" can be printed as two syllables or four; while "grave" can be printed as one syllable or three. Similarly, some words only have an even number of syllables when read silently (such as "bed"), while others may have an odd number of syllables (such as "deer"). Even though multiple variations exist for many words, they usually become evident through context.
In addition to basic metrical patterns, other elements are also important in determining how words should be pronounced.
The fundamental topics of the poem are death and loss, as well as remembrance and the past. The poem is divided into four quatrains and rhymes with ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH. Nonetheless, in the last quatrain, the pace alters to emphasize sorrow and loss. The voice becomes an agent of destruction.
The speaker in the poem is a personification of poetry itself. Poetry is described as having a "double face" - it can either inspire or destroy. In this case, it destroys because it reminds the speaker of his lost love. However, at the same time, it also reminds him of the joy they once had together.
Poetry is said to have a double face because it can inspire people with its beauty but it can also hurt them by reminding them of someone they miss. In conclusion, the theme of the poem is loss and grief, as well as remembrance and the past.
The poem follows the path of life, encompassing all of its hardships, loneliness, and wonderful times of delight and contentment. The reader senses the presence of nostalgia, which clearly depicts the poet's enthusiasm and affection for Bengal and the surroundings in which he spent his infancy. This poem has been often interpreted as a tribute to Bengal and its people.
— Jibanananda Das
Jibanananda Das was born on April 13, 1824 in Barisal, then part of the province of Bengal (present-day Bangladesh). His father was an affluent family who had migrated from West Bengal to Barisal after it became part of East India Company's territory. He had two elder brothers named Nabagopal and Debiprasad. His childhood years were filled with study and social activity since his father was a well-known lawyer in Barisal. In 1838, when he was twelve years old, his father died leaving the family bankrupt. Thereafter, they moved to Calcutta where Nabagopal found employment with a firm that traded with China. However, due to some business disagreement, he had to leave China and came back to Calcutta. Debiprasad continued to live in China until 1840 when he also returned to Calcutta.