Explain the phrase “that shocking ghastly junk”

QuestionsExplain the phrase “that shocking ghastly junk”
Tkg asked 3 years ago

Until they’re absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.

Explain the phrase “that shocking ghastly junk” in Roald Dahl’s poem “Television”.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 3 years ago

The poet expresses his disgust for the junk content that the idiotic box called television displays to the audience. The word ‘ghastly’ means terrible or very bad. Poet says that the children sit and stare at the television screen until their mind is filled with those horrible junk content which is of no use and which corrupts the imaginative and creative faculty of their mind.


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