Ownclasses

On their slag heap, these children
Wear skins peeped through by bones' and spectacles of steel
With mended glass, like bottle bits on stones.

(a) Who are these children?

(b) What is their slag heap?

(c) Why are their bones peeping through their skins?

(d) What does 'with mended glass' mean.

Answer

(a) These children are the students sitting in the elementary class in the slums.

(b) The 'slag heap' refers to the bodies of these children.

(c) Their bones are peeping through their skins because these children are malnourished.

(d) 'Mended glass' means broken spectacles. This shows their poverty and inability to buy new glasses.