Analysis of poem- Muliebrity- Sujata Bhatt

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The poem “muliebrity” by Sujata Bhatt, talks about the power women possess and the character of women, who take pride in what they do, even if it is just picking cow-dung. The poet speaks of a girl, who is a representation of village women, who does the tedious job of picking cow-dung outside a temple and the girl is described in a very reverential manner. The title of the poem “muliebrity”, suggests womanhood. The connotation of the title, status and power of a woman, is reflected in the poem where the author uses the words “greatness” and “power”. The poet talks about her imperative childhood experiences through her poems, using an optimistic tone, to make it more affective. With a delightful tone, she describes the scenery at the village.

There is use of enjambment in the poem, to stress on how long ago the poet saw the girl and it could also suggest a feeling of nostalgia.

A very simple tone and language is used in the poem, to indicate the simplicity of the situation. The poet says that she has “thought so much about the girl”, suggesting that the poet respects the girl and is in awe of the way the girl holds her head high, despite the fact that she does a menial job of picking dung. The poet ponders on why the girl does something that isn’t usually expected to be done by her and stresses on the dignity of labour showing how, even though it is an undermining task, she does it happily. She is impressed by the girl’s commitment and dedication to her work. A very positive approach is shown towards the work done, as expectations do not stop the girl from doing what she wants to do.

The poet, very intricately describes...