Please give me the theme of the poem and also a summary.

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jasleen14 | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) eNoter

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In today's world, a major problem with most of us is the sense of belonging.In a multi-cultural society,people belonging to minority communities are faced with the problem of belongingness.The problem arises when these people don't identify with the majority.Though belonging to a minor race in India(Jews),Nissim Ezekiel strongly asserts his right that he belongs to India.He just ignores the humiliations and threats from people belonging to other sects.He records his experiences and commitment to the place where he lives -in the poem, 'Background, Casually',his magnum opus.Though he shares his experiences and background very casually, the revelations connected with them are serious.A poem that is worth reading for imbibing the sense of belongingness. THIS IS THE SUMMARY .HOPE IT HELPED

AND THE THEME IS humanity,sprituality

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rani16 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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In today's world, a major problem with most of us is the sense of belonging.In a multi-cultural society,people belonging to minority communities are faced with the problem of belongingness.The problem arises when these people don't identify with the majority.Though belonging to a minor race in India(Jews),Nissim Ezekiel strongly asserts his right that he belongs to India.He just ignores the humiliations and threats from people belonging to other sects.He records his experiences and commitment to the place where he lives -in the poem, 'Background, Casually',his magnum opus.Though he shares his experiences and background very casually, the revelations connected with them are serious.A poem that is worth reading for imbibing the sense of belongingness. THIS IS THE SUMMARY .HOPE IT HELPED

AND THE THEME IS humanity,sprituality

 

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