♦ Why does Tagore think that rhyme is essential for poetry?
Tagore thought that because of the rhyme, words come to an end and yet end not; the utterance is over, but not its ring, and the ear and the mind can go on and on with their game of tossing the rhyme to each other. So rhyme is essential for poetry.
♦ What impressions of the Oriental Seminary exist in Tagore’s mind?
Tagore didn’t remember what he learnt at oriental seminary, but he remembered the methods of punishment given there. The child was made to stand on a bench with arms extended and on his upturned palms were pilled a number of slates.
♦ Read the points given below and prepare a Bio-Sketches of Rabindranath Tagore
Born : 1861, Kolkata
Known as : Tagore/Gurudev
Field : Bengali writer, musician and artist
Famous works: “Gitanjali”, “The Post Office”, “The Gardener”, “Shesher Kobia”, etc.
Famous composition : “Jana Gana Mana”
Awards : nobel Prize for Gitanjali
Died : 1941
Bio-Sketches of Rabindranath Tagore
World famous writer Rabindranath Tagore, popularly known as Tagore/ Gurudev was born in 1861 in Kolkata. He was a great writer, musician, artist and philosopher. . His famous works include “Gitanjali”, “The Post Office”, “The Gardener”, “Shesher Kobia”, etc. His famous composition ‘Jana Gana Mana’ is our National Anthem. He got Nobel prize for literature for his book “Gitanjali” in 1913. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tagore passed away in the year 1941.