How does the poem, ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’, portray the children?

How does the poem, ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’, portray the children? [CBSE Sample Paper 2016]

Answer: The slum children in an elementary school look pathetic. They are undernourished and diseased. Their unkempt and dull hair has been compared to rootless weeds. One of the girls is apparently burdened with the miseries of poverty. Another boy has inherited his father’s diseases and has stunted growth.


How does the poem, ‘An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum’, portray the children?


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