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On the basis of your understanding of the poem tick the correct answer.

What is the lament of the poet?

A. humanity's soulless march towards industrialization

B. the cut throat competition that prevails in the city

C. people's mindless influx into the rural surrounding

D. cities offer to the people only that money can buy

Answer :

The poem is about control over industrialization. Historically, industrialization has often been seen as a utopia. It's an idealized, perfect world. This poem points out the ugly side of control, and the hidden truth about industrialization.

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