The author has a sympathetic attitude towards Aunt Jennifer. I do not sympathize with her. I feel She should have spoken against the injustices that She was put through by her husband.
Notice the colours suggested in the poem.
‘Bright topaz denizens of the world of green’
It means residents or the inhabitants of forests as the world of green is a forest.
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Notice the repetitive use of certain sounds in the poem.NCERT - Flamingo
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Interpret the symbols found in this poem.NCERT - Flamingo