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ssc, 10th std, English, chapter 1, where, the, mind, without, fear, Maharashtra, board, ebalbharathi, solution, latest, edition,

16 Jan 2021 9:20 am

Q8.Read the poem. Write an appreciation of the poem in about 12-15 lines with the help of the given points.

  • Poet
  • Title
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Favourite line
  • Theme/Central idea
  • Figures of speech
  • Special features – Type of the poem, language, tone, implied meaning, etc.
  • Why I like/ dislike the poem


The title of the poem: ‘Where the mind is without fear…..!

The poet: Rabindranath Tagore

Theme/Central Idea: This is a prayer to God.

Tagore asks Him to awaken his country into the heaven of freedom, where there is total freedom of good thoughts, good words, and good actions.

Rhyme scheme: written in free verse without any rhyme scheme or meter.

Figures of speech: Personification, Repetition, Metaphor, Alliteration, etc.

Special Features: (Type of poem, imagery, implied meaning if any, etc.) reflective poem; conveys strong feelings for the progress of the country; an extremely patriotic poem.

Favourite line/lines: Where They mind is without fear and the head is held high’.

Why I like/don’t like the poem: I like the poem as it is deeply sensitive, fresh, and beautiful.


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