Is the poet’s view of life influenced by Christian ideologies?

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asked Apr 20 in Class X English by aditya23 (-1,636 points)

Read the extract and answer the questions that follow:

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Is the poet’s view of life influenced by Christian ideologies? Support your answer with phrases from the poem.

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answered Apr 20 by navnit40 (-4,331 points)

Yes. The poet makes direct references to words in the bible (the second last line of the extract) to support his ideas. Also, other ideas like doing one’s duties, suppressing laziness and helping ones brother etc are influenced by Christian ideologies.

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