What is the tone in "The Best of School" by D. H. Lawrence?

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The tone in this poem shifts. In the beginning, the speaker's tone is one of frustration. The speaker (teacher of the class) describes his frustration in being unable to engage his students. At first, the speaker suggests that the students are underwater while he is on shore, alone. The bright ripples of the blinds represent the ripples on the surface of the water. The speaker/teacher is figuratively on shore while he tries to...

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