Monday, 23 April 2012

HEIR CONDITIONING : SYNOPSIS OF THE POEM

The poem Heir Conditioning is a dialogue between the grandparents and their grandchild about the differences in their generations. The poet offers two different views from two different generations through the dialogue. The grandchild asks his or her grandparents about what life was like in the old days and they explain that life was much simpler and they id not have to face the problems of today's world. This is because they were not advanced enough to invent many technological inventions during their time. The poem further explores the differences between the two generations by giving examples of the problems the grandchild has to face now such as pollution, stress and traffic jams. The poem ends with a strong message in the last two lines. The message is those living in the grandchild's have become more materialistic and that they have to pay the price for the progress. 




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