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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Review on “Our Casuarina Tree” by Toru Dutt Review

Review on “Our Casuarina Tree” by Toru Dutt

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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Like a huge Python, winding round and round looks the rugged trunk, indented; form deep recesses or notches in position or begin (a line or block of text) further from the margin than the main part of the text; deep with scars, up to its very summit; the highest point of a hill or mountain: the highest attainable level of achievement; near the stars, a creeper climbs, in whose embraces; hold closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection: include or contain: accept or support (a belief or change) willingly; bound. No other tree could live but gallantly; brave; heroic. The giant wears the scarf; a length or square of fabric worn around the neck or head; and flowers are hung in crimson; a rich deep red colour inclining to purple: Clusters; a group of similar things positioned or occurring closely together; all the boughs among, where on all day are gathered bird and bee; And often at night the garden overflows with one sweet song that seems to have no end, sung darkling from their tree, while men repose.
When first his casement is wide open thrown at dawn, his eyes delighted on it rest; Sometimes, and mostly in winter,—on its crest; a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal; a gray baboon; a large ground-dwelling social monkey with a long doglike snout and large teeth; sits statue-like alone Watching the sunrise; while on lower boughs. Its puny offspring leap about and play; and far and near kokilas hail the day; And to their pastures wend their sleepy cows; and in the shadow, on the broad tank cast by that hoar; grey or grey-haired with age tree, so beautiful and vast. The water-lilies spring, like snow enmassed; all together...But not because of its magnificence dear is the Casuarina; a tree with slender, jointed, drooping twigs bearing tiny scale-like leaves, native to Australia and SE Asia. To his soul beneath it they have played; though years may roll, for all the sweet companions, loved with love intense. For their sakes, shall the tree be ever dear. Blent with their images, it shall arise in memory, till the hot tears blind his eyes! What is that dirge-like; a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite: a mournful song, piece of music, or sound. –; murmur that he hears like the sea breaking on a shingle-beach? A mass of small rounded pebbles, especially on seashore. It is the tree’s lament, an eerie speech; strange and frightening. That haply to the unknown land may reach.
Unknown, yet well-known to the eye of faith! He has heard that wail far, far away in distant lands, by many a sheltered bay. When slumbered in his cave the water-wraith and the waves gently kissed the classic shore of France or Italy, beneath the moon. When earth lay trancèd; a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium: a state of abstraction: (also trance music) a type of electronic dance music characterized by hypnotic rhythms: put into a trance; in a dreamless swoon: And every time the music rose,—before Mine inner vision rose a form sublime; of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. The form of the Causarina Tree, as in his happy prime he saw it, in his own loved native clime; a region considered with reference to its climate. Therefore he is fain; pleased or willing under the circumstances: obliged; would consecrate a lay unto its honor. Tree, beloved of those who now in blessed sleep for its repose,—Dearer than life to him alas, were they! May it be numbered when his days are done with deathless trees—like those in Borrowdale; name of a place that has many such casuarinas; under whose awful branches lingered pale “Fear, trembling Hope, and Death, the skeleton, And Time the shadow;” and though weak the verse that would its beauty fain that rehearse; practice (a play, piece of music, or other work) for later public performance. May Love defend it from the Oblivion’s curse; the state of being unaware of what is happening around one: the state of being forgotten.

Published: September 05, 2010   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the link b/n fear,hope,death and time with trees in borrowdale? View All
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what do the scares on trunk revels ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    The scars show the mighty age of the tree. It is basically trying to signify the age of the tree and symbolizes that the tree has stood through so many times both good and bad thus leaving scars on it's branches. Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  1. Answer   Question  :    what are the figure of speech used in the poem "our Casuarina tree" by toru dutt View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    In what way fear,trembling hope and death,the skeleton and time the shadow lingered pale under the awful branches? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    fear,hope,death and time are personified with human feelings. fear is pale faced.hope trembles with expectations. Death walks like a skeleton and time follows like a shadow. Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    YA ITS CORRECT Sunday, March 11, 2012
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    write the summary rather than writing the poem

    0 Rating Wednesday, October 05, 2011
  2. 1. amanda

    casuarina tree

    dis poem's a gr8 combo of da poetess' aptitude of expressing poignancy n using nature as abackdrop. its b'ful..........

    0 Rating Sunday, July 31, 2011
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