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Following are the figures of speech used in the poem Punishment in Kindergarten. Word-Image - The poet creates images by hyphenating between words like blue-frocked, steel-white, sun-warmed, honey-coloured Personification – The passing years are personified as something passing. Read summary of thisRead more
She was angry at the poet because she was not joining others so she shouted her for her peculiarity. Read summary of this poem
Kamala Das was a very sensitive child. So this particular memory from childhood is the pain which she felt while listening to the cruel words which a blue-frocked woman said to her. The peace of the day was gone due to that and she cried while other friends of her were laughing. Even then, she was sRead more
The central idea of the poem is the growth which happens to all of us beyond the naivety of childhood when our life depended upon the decisions of elders. Here, the poet deals with the punishing part of childhood and feels better because now she is in control of her own life. Read summary of this poRead more
Following are the main themes in the poem Punishment in Kindergarten. Acceptance- The poet here is reminiscing about her childhood. But, looking at her present state, she is very much inclined to accept herself for who she is alongside the nostalgia of her peculiar childhood. Childhood- The poem indRead more
The whole poem deals with the nostalgia. The nostalgia originates from the house in which her grandmother lived. The books which she saw as a child are also an element of nostalgia. She is thinking of those windows as a metaphor now. The nostalgia is about the dead too, the loss of her grandmother.Read more