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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44438

Glimpse into the Study of Tagore with Special Reference to Gitanjali

Dr.C.RAGHAVENDRA REDDY, N BALAMURUGAN, C. BHEEMAPPA, S. VIJI

Abstract

This study is intended to have a glimpse into the study of Tagore with certain poems/songs of ‘The Gitanjali’. ‘The Gitanjali’ unmistakably paves a way mainly to pietycomprising one hundred and three songs of praise. As regards the diction /style, the language is simple and lucid. Almost all poems are in free-verse form. Though free verse, the devotional poethas not emulated any rhyming order in general. The poems, strictly speaking, run in prosaic formexcept for a few. He has used old English words, like ‘thy’ ‘thou’, ‘the’ ‘thee’,’thine’, 'ye’ etc., and shortened auxiliaries, etc., and shortened auxiliaries here and there. No difficult words; almostall are common words. No Latin words are found. Because of the use of simple language, we cango through Gitanjali easily and comprehend the songs of praise. The theme of devotion coupled with love is made in a clear-cut way. The poetic volume exhorts us all to cultivate the habit of developing devotion. For it is sure to instill in us supernatural power to overcome any hardships and heralds peaceful life.

Keywords

devotion, mankind, god,spiritual, literary, creative, supreme being, peaceful, prayer,power.

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