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The Similar Differences Between Two Greats Many interpretations have been derived from Sri Aurobindos poems The Mother of Dreams and Invitation These two poems depict a man in a suppressed mental state with a classical sense of imagination In this essay the reader is introduced to some of the many interpretations of these two poems As they vary in certain areas these two poems show a sense of unique style The two poems The Mother of Dreams and Invitation both written by Sri Aurobindo while in the Alipur jail show intense imagination and detailed description with vivid sensory details but both vary in the sense that the themes tones and styles differ Sri Aurobindo was born on April 20 1904 in India His family was very religious so obviously their religious views reflected on to him He began writing poetry when he was fourteen and continued throughout his life He joined a religious monastery when he was twenty-three but later he left to seek more enlightenment for his creativity In 1949 he was arrested in a protest and sentenced to two years in the Alipur jail In 1950 he wrote the two poems The Mother of Dreams and Invitation He was forty-six and in a solitary state which eventually influenced these two poems greatly Wikipedia 7 pp2-3Ashram 3 p1Absolute Astronomy 1 p3 The poem Invitation depicts life as an imaginative journey This poem describes the test and trails that humans go through in their everyday lives He uses rugged terrains Like mountains hills and moorlands to describe the struggles that we as human beings go through He uses his present state of solitary confinement to motivate this piece and depict the high points kingdoms of his future life As in Invitation the poem The Mother of Dreams was also influenced by Aurobindos confinement Even though Aurobindos confinement was an evident motivation it still has two possible meanings One of which would be that
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