“so blot their maps with slums as big as doom” Which figure of speech is used here?

“so blot their maps with slums as big as doom” Which figure of speech is used here?

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  1. The poet says that though the walls of the slum classroom are decorated with a map and other pictures, the map itself is “a bad example” for the slum children. The map does not truly represent the world of these children. Firstly, slums themselves are like blots on the map of a civilized world as they indicate poverty and class inequality. Secondly, the slums that these children grow up in are not actually represented on any maps.

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