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Vatsabhatti initially wrote for the guild of silk-weavers of a provincial town. Again his compositions also reveal the use of Kavya in his time. He firmly says that his work is done carefully and the truth is depicted in his compositions. According to the laws of poetry he inserts in his forty-four stanzas descriptions of the town, of the seasons and shows by the use of twelve metres. His skill in versification is clearly evident though the effect is spoiled by his inability to use caesura. His style is that of the eastern or Gauda where in one stanza the sound of the verses has been fitted to the altering sentiment, advancing from soft harmonious sounds to discords.
One can find abundant use of alliterations, similes and metaphors in all his Kavya. His poem is disfigured by tautologies. However his eulogy is a priceless testimony to the prevalent cultivation of Sanskrit poetry. It helps to aid us in determining the date of India's greatest poet.
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