I) What literary devices has the author used in the poem? (10 Marks) ii) Does the poem make

Read the following poem Taj Mahal by R. Parthasarthy and answer questions that follow:
Children on their way to school
barely notice it as it squats
on the river like a humped bull
swishing its tail occasionally
at the swarms of barefoot
tourists. They have been gone now,
the emperor and his favourite queen,
for some three-hundred-odd
years. But this marble flame,
Earth’s other moon, how
it rubs expensive delicate salt
in the wound of un requited love!
i) What literary devices has the author used in the poem? (10 Marks)
ii) Does the poem make you sad? Give reasons for your answer. (250 words) (10 Marks)
(iii) Sum up the poem in your own words. (100 words)
Amit_Gurung06
Asked Mar 23, 2015
think about these devices used

rhythm
rhyme
metaphor
simile ("like a humped ball")
ward1
Answered Mar 24, 2015

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