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The Patriot by Nissim Ezekiel

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THE PATRIOT by Nissim Ezekiel
The poet being living during a time where india was achieving independence from the british is reflected in the poem.hence the growing alienation and dissatisfaction among people liveng in the country is reflected in the poem.

The poem is written in a colloquial language is Indian English that is mended to convey a very serious and patriotic meaning to the readers. now a days every one are interested in English and want to master in it. But today's youth is going on fashion and foreign things . He also uses the touch of Indian words like goonda fellow, indirabehn , lassi, ram rajya ,hindiwallahs, so on. the poet tells us the greatest known fact that an average Indian subscribes to the gandhian ideals but doesn’t follows them in ones life. Its portrays the present situation where the youth runs for fashion and aping the western people without having the patriotism and love for ones own country and its diverse culture and ethnicity.the poetPutting humour in this poem reflects the poet's sarcasm as he observes the people about him carefully. He even adds a the famous lines from Julius Caesar to show an impression of how “good” his English is.the poetry is conversational and informal where the poet even offers an Indian drink called lassi and comparing it with wine which is said to be meant for drunkards. The notion of all men being brothers is not correct because of the constant fights and clashes between india Pakistan and china.moreover india with its diverse languages is still united and is one. The poem expresses concerns over global violence to state politics. Even some of the stills forms part of our daily lives . its indirectly referring to the importance of peace and how violence is actually a saddening phenomena in this world. The usage of humor makes the poem entertaining.and many references of the Indian society and even the mention of the Indian newspaper times of india. The poet lacks in speaking good English and...

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