A Thousand Splendid Suns

what is the significance of babies reciting these verses to laila? "one could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls"

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The title of the novel is taken from a line from a seventeenth-century poem called “Kabul,” written by the Persian poet Saib-e-Tabrizi. This poem is partly ironic. The beauty of the suns and moons are ironic when contrasted with the violence that Afghanistan is under. There is also the theme of a woman's strength,"splendid suns", in society: yet women like Laila are subjugated by men.