Read the following poem Taj Mahal by R. Parthasarthy and answer questions that follow: Children on their way to school barely notice it as its squats on the river like a humped bull swishing its tail occasionally at the swarms of barefoot tourists.They have been gone now, the emperor and his favourite queen, for some three hundred-odd years.But this marble flame , Earth's other moon,how it rubs expensive delicate salt in the wound of unrequited love! 1) What literary devices has the author used in the poem? 2)Does the poem make you sad?Give reasons for your answer.(250 words) 3)Sum up the poem in 100 words.




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On the river like a humped bull)
3.Personification(But the marble flame)
4.Metaphor(Earth's other moon)

Yes the poem makes me sad.The poem conveys the fact that people are busy in their job and daily deeds.The river Yamuna gets filled with filthy things and the taj mahal is surrounded grimy regions.The children notices the presence of bull in the banks of yamuna.The bull is surrounded by swarm of flies that reside in the place near taj mahal.

Taj mahal being one of the seven world wonder indicates that even if the king,queeen and other emperors has dead,they keep spreading love through their exquisite structure.But the surrounding people don't have concern for it Taj mahal is a great beauty to our nation.


The poem Taj mahal written by R.Parthasarthy expresses  a feeling of sorrow in the minds of unrequited lovers.


Taj mahal is a symbol of love between Shajahan and Mumtaj.The extreme love of Shajahan took the a structure as Taj mahal.Children on their way to school casually notices the unclean environment near taj mahal.
The poem conveys the fact that people are busy in their job and daily deeds.

The humped bull is so filthy,waving its tail to disturb and get rid off the swarm of flies.Even if taj mahal is empty now it remains as a symbol of love and affection between true hearts.It keeps haunting the people.People don't care about the filthy nature of their surroundings neither the tourists.


Shajahan built taj mahal in his sorrowful remembrance of his wife mumtaj who is no more with him.Hence the whole poem sums up to the fact that the tomb (taj mahal) creates sorrow in the minds of lovers.