A sonnet for my incomparable mother poem Tnpsc

I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago. -4

I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul-
All these you spent on me throughout the years. -8

You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free. -12

Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me. – 14

About

This poem is written by F.Joanna. The poet is from the UK (United Kingdom).

Line 1 to 4

I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago
.

‘I’ here is referred to the poet, F.Joanna. The poet contemplates her childhood in this poem. The poet thinks of her mother and the hard work done by her mother in raising the poet.

Line 5 to 8

I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love, and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy, and soul-
All these you spent on me throughout the years.

Line 5 to 8 discusses the things done by her mothers such as sacrifice, devotion, love, and tears. Also, her mother spent her heart, mind, energy, and soul in raising the poet (F.Joanna).

Line 9 to 12

You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free.

Line 9 to 12 discusses the love of her mother towards her (F.Joanna). She says that her mother loved her, that never failed. Also, say that her mother gave her strength and security. The poet also says that the hardest thing done by her mother is the separation and setting her (poet) free.

Line 13 and 14

Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were
to me.

In the last two lines, the poet (F.Joanna) tries her best to be like her mother. That Joanna is a good mother to her children like her own mother.

Figures of Speech

Simile, Alliteration, Anaphora, Assonance, and Repetition are used in the poem

Rhyming words from the poem

  • Line 6 and 8 – Tears and Years.
  • Line 12, 13 and 14 – Free, Be and Me
  • Line 7 and 11 – Soul and all

Alliteration in Poem

  • Contemplate-Childhood
  • Work-With
  • Learned-Long
  • Think-the things
  • These-Throughout
  • Loved-Love
  • Strength-Sweet security
  • Then-Thing
  • Separate-Set
  • Best-Be
  • Mother-Mom

Simile

A mother like the mom you were to me

Anaphora

I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know

You loved me with a never-failing love

You gave me strength and sweet security.

Repetition

Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul

* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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