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  1. In the poem 'An Elementary School in Slum' written by Stephen Spender, the slum children are aloof from the outside world. They do not have a connection with the ‘big bad world’. In this context, the map is like a window that the children can look out of. The window represents the possibility of a bRead more

    In the poem ‘An Elementary School in Slum’ written by Stephen Spender, the slum children are aloof from the outside world. They do not have a connection with the ‘big bad world’. In this context, the map is like a window that the children can look out of. The window represents the possibility of a better life. However, the window is ‘shut’ because the children have been taught to believe that there is no future for them outside of their slum.

    The poem also refers to the slum as a ‘prison’.  The prison metaphor in Stephen Spender’s poem refers to the fact that the children are cut off from society. However, they are also taught that they are ‘bad’ people. This means that they are trapped in a vicious circle of poverty and low self-esteem.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Here Alliteration is used. The sound of first letters "p" is same in both the words. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    Here Alliteration is used. The sound of first letters “p” is same in both the words.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The responsibility of failed marriage is heavy for Aunt Jennifer. She is unable to live the hellish life which is controlled by her husband. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    The responsibility of failed marriage is heavy for Aunt Jennifer. She is unable to live the hellish life which is controlled by her husband.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    She has created the tigers quite different from her own character because they is no other way to express her hidden desires and her anger against the patriarchal society. Through art, she is able to express everything freely. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s TigerRead more

    She has created the tigers quite different from her own character because they is no other way to express her hidden desires and her anger against the patriarchal society. Through art, she is able to express everything freely.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following words depict the dominant and arrogant attitude of the wild animal: "Prance", "do not fear", "pace in sleek chivalric certainty.", "go on prancing, proud and unafraid". Read summary of Aunt Jennifer's Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

    Following words depict the dominant and arrogant attitude of the wild animal:

    “Prance”, “do not fear”, “pace in sleek chivalric certainty.”, “go on prancing, proud and unafraid”.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The adjectives "proud" and "unafraid" are used for the tigers carved by Aunt Jennifer. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    The adjectives “proud” and “unafraid” are used for the tigers carved by Aunt Jennifer.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Uncle represents male chauvinism and male domination. Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

    Uncle represents male chauvinism and male domination.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Denizens mean inhabitants. Chivalric refer to the knights of medieval times. Here, in the poem, these words show that, the tigers live in a separate world where they are courageous, fearless and bold. They do not fear humans (hunters). Read summary of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Play quiz on Aunt JennifeRead more

    Denizens mean inhabitants. Chivalric refer to the knights of medieval times. Here, in the poem, these words show that, the tigers live in a separate world where they are courageous, fearless and bold. They do not fear humans (hunters).

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Yes, we certainly sympathise with Aunt Jennifer because she is the victim of patriarchal and male-dominated society. The line "The massive weight of Uncle's wedding band sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer's hand" shows that she is trapped in an unhappy and unsuccessful marriage. She is bearing the loadRead more

    Yes, we certainly sympathise with Aunt Jennifer because she is the victim of patriarchal and male-dominated society. The line “The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand” shows that she is trapped in an unhappy and unsuccessful marriage. She is bearing the load of her marriage.

    The poet also seems to be sympathetic towards her like us. This is why she/he exposes the ordeals which Aunt Jennifer is going through.

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