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How is colour highlighted in the poem and why? List all the words in the poem that suggest colour. - English Elective - NCERT

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Short Note

How is colour highlighted in the poem and why? List all the words in the poem that suggest colour.

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Solution

The various colours highlighted in the poem exemplify the difference between the landlady and the poet, based on the skin-colour of both. The use of the colour red is magnified to explain the various things which are red in colour like the telephone booth, the double-tiered bus and the pillar-box. It explains the colour of the dark-skinned poet who was not fair-complexioned like the landlady on the other side of the line. The expression 'gold-rolled' shows the elite class to which the 'fair-skinned' people are said to belong.

Various colours which are used in the poem are:

- Red, Black, Gold, milk chocolate, brunette and blonde.

Concept: Reading Skill
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NCERT Class 11 English (Elective Course) - Woven Words
Chapter 2.04 Telephone Conversation
Understanding the Poem | Q 3 | Page 115
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