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Published June 6, 2022 | Version v1
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A deep moaning to attain salvation: Reading Tagore's poetry of sacrament and Herbert's poetry of self-purgation

  • 1. Department of English, United University, Prayagraj, India



A correct understanding of salvation must admit that humankind is redeemed only by the singular, incommensurable event of Christ sacrifice, having a legal status similar to acts of personal or collective reparation set forth in the Old Testament. Rabindranath Tagore, a true Indian mystic of supremely divine sense during the nineteenth century, and George Herbert, having been endowed with a true Anglican spirit in the late sixteenth century England, addressed God to be able to have His grace and mercy, in which each poet of individual purport manifests a distinctive, whole, and original self in his work, despite the very common obedience to more or less orthodox doctrine. One defining characteristic of Tagore's personality as a poet is the dialogic quality of his poems found in 'Sanchayita', determining his inner force on how to reach the truest manifestation of God, whereas Herbert’s poetry is talk, and God, speaking or silent, is his constant interlocutor, demonstrating the fact that the majority of poems in 'The Temple' are addressed directly to his God. This research paper aims to vouchsafe the inner temperament and richness of their thorough deep moaning by individual's poetic impulses, which have been guiding humankind to salvation.





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