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This is the beginning line of Zulfikar Ghose's poem Geography Lesson. It means that when the jet i.e. airplane sprang i.e took off in to the sky (went to height). Read summary of this poem.
The line means that when the airplane went to height, the large houses and the city began looking very smile. A mile which is quite big looked like just six inches from above. Read summary of this poem.
The message of the poem is peace. The poet is unhappy with the division of people and their hate for each other. He couldn't understand why they divide the land of earth though it is one. The poem gives the message of living with each other peacefully. We should have fraternity and brotherhood amongRead more
The moral of the poem Geography Lesson is that we should not fight with each other and live peacefully. Earth is one and so should we. Earth provides us with everything. We should not shed blood on it neither divide it by borders. Read summary of this poem.
According to the poet, the cities are unorganised because people need water as well as land for survival. They preferred making their homes at a place where they would have adequate land and water. This led to establishment of cities near the rivers, streams and seas. Read summary of this poem.
The city looked haphazard i.e. unorganised because humans need water and land to survive. The people in past settled near water bodies and thus the population grew there. Living at places without water was not possible. Hence there is dense population near the water bodies. Read summary of this poemRead more
The poet mainly uses imagery and alliteration in the poem. Examples of Imagery: walls symbolise borders and cities symbolise countries. Examples of Alliteration: (Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in a line). e.g. "sprang into the sky", "it scaked six inches", "why the valleys wereRead more
The central idea of the poem is that earth is vast. It has more water than land. The people settled along the water bodies in an unorganised way. They are same yet are divided by borders. They have hate against each other and often kill each other. The poet fails to understand why people not livingRead more
The poet learn that the people have settled along the rivers because they needed water as well as land for existence. This led to the establishment of cities in an unorganised way. He also found that there are vast oceans and land is very less as compared to them. In the end, he fails to learn why tRead more