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Justify the title “The Ball Poem”.

Justify the title “The Ball Poem”.

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  1. The title of the poem i.e. The Ball Poem is very symbolic and has deep meaning behind it. A young child who is not aware of harsh realities of life. He keeps enjoying by playing with his ball. He develops an emotional attachment with it.

    Hence, when he loses the ball, he gets sorrowful and sad. He will not feel good even if a new ball is given to him because money cannot buy emotions and attachment.

    In this Ball also symbolises the things which a person has and loses someday. It symbolises poet’s father who committed suicide when the poet was 11 years old.

    Read summary of this poem.

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