(i) "Beneath all
What uniforms do you think the poet is speaking about?
(ii) How does the poet suggest that all people on earth are the
(i) The poet is probably speaking about the uniforms that the
soldiers wear at the time of war. The word
here could also mean the traditional dresses of a country.
(ii) Throughout the poem, the poet pin points the
underlying similarity between all human beings. He says that
though people may wear different uniforms, they all are same.
Everyone walks upon the same earth, breathes in air, drinks water
and is aware of the presence of the sun. Everybody feeds on the
harvest produced and gets starved during an extended war. Our
hands, the work we do, our eyes and even the fact that our
strength can be won by love is similar. Moreover, we all
understand and recognise
which is common to all lands. Hence, the poet suggests that
nobody is foreign and no country is strange.
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