Unit 2: Lesson -1
I DIED FOR BEAUTY
By, Emily Dickinson
I died for beauty, but was scare
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.
He questioned softly why I failed?
‘For beauty, I replied’
‘And I for truth- the two are one;
We brethren are. He said.
And so, as kinsmen met a –night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.
সৌন্দর্যের জন্য আমি মৃত্যুবরণ করেছিলাম” ইমিলি ডিকেনসন
সৌন্দর্যের জন্য আমি মৃত্যুবরণ করেছিলাম কিন্তু আতঙ্ক ছিল।
কবরে মানিয়ে নিতে,
যখন একজন যে সত্যের জন্য মারা গিয়েছিল শায়িত ছিল
সে কোমলভাবে জিজ্ঞেস করেছিল কেন আমি ব্যথ হলাম?
’সুন্দরের জন্য’ আমি জবাব দিয়েছিলাম।
’এবং আমি সত্যের জন্য- দুই-ই এক’
আমরা দুজনে ভাই, সে বলেছিল।
এবং তেমন, আত্নীয় হিসাবে এক রাতে সাক্ষাৎ করেছিলাম,
আমার কথা বলছিলাম দুই কক্ষ থেকে
যতক্ষন আমাদের ঠোটে শেওলা না পৌছালো
আর আমাদের নামগুলো ঢেকে দিল।
“I Died for Beauty” deals very directly with the themes of beauty and truth. Dickinson portrays them as parallel in various ways. Both are represented by someone who died for them; both are buried in the same tomb near each other; both die and decay at around the same time; and both names are covered by the same moss.
Theme: The themes of the poem are beauty and truth. Death is also the theme of the poem
The poet says that she died for beauty, but she was hardly adjusted to her tomb before a man who died for truth was laid in a tomb next to her. When the two softly told each other why they died, the man declared that Truth and Beauty are the same, so that he and the poet were “Brethren”. They met at night “as Kinsmen” and talked between their tombs until the moss reached their lips and covered up the names on their tombstone. Their deaths for noble causes make them spiritual akin. In fact the poem gives an aesthetic impression of beauty.
Summary: This is one the realistic poem of Emily Dickinson. In this poem the poet who seems to be dead and lying in the tomb. The poet says that she died for beauty, but she was hardly adjusted to her tomb before a man died for Truth who was laid in a tomb next to her. When the two softly told each other why they died, the man declared that Truth and Beauty are the same, so that he and the speaker were “Brethren”. The speaker says that they met at night, “as Kinsmen”, and talked between their tombs until the moss reached their lips and covered up their lips and names.