Which two images are used to describe these slums
8. Read the following stanza and answer the questions that follow:
.... On their slag heap, these children
Wear skins peeped through by bones and spectacles of steel
With mended glass, like bottle bits on stones.
All of their time and space are foggy slum.
So blot their maps with slums as big as doom.
(a) Which two images are used to describe these slums?
(b) What sort of life do these children lead?
(c) Which figure of speech is used in the last line?
Here is the answer a) The images used to describe these slums are: 1.Slag heap 2.Foggy slum 3. Bottle bits on stone, and 4.slums as big as doom These images convey the miserable lives of the poor children, their dirty and unhygienic surroundings which is not less than hell. b) These children live in a very small cell like rooms with unhygienic surroundings. Their life is filled with darkness and hopelessness. They live in poverty, foggy surroundings, disease, no essential of life etc. which is not less than a hell. c) The figure of speeches used in the last line are : Similie:(Slum as big as doom) Pun: (maps: figurative meaning is the life of the children and subjective meaning is the area in which they live)