the ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’ written by Rabindranath Tagore is a must-read poem.
The poem has no specific pattern of rhyming scheme because it is a free verse.
The line “Where the world has not been broken into fragments, By narrow domestic walls” is one of my favourites. In this line, he says the world has been divided into several fragments due to differences and disputes (which he refers to as narrow, domestic walls).
He wants people to rise above these differences.
The poem gives an awakening message to the people who not only suffered during the British rule but also due to internal communal differences and the inequalities regarding gender, caste, creed...
The poet wishes to see people with the qualities mentioned in the poem to achieve freedom and live in unity.
The poem comprises several figures of speech like metaphor, personification, repetition, alliteration.
The poem is a prayer to God to lead his people to a world of freedom.
I like this poem as it spreads such a powerful and a positive message.