The expression “Now you are man of weight and consequence” used in the poem ‘The Professor’ by Nissim Ezekiel have dual meaning. What are they?
Firstly, the professor remembers how thin the student was when he used to teach him and says that he has now gained weight with his age. This is all about gaining weight physically.
Secondly, the professor means his student’s present social status and the important positions he may be holding now. Especially the word ‘consequence’ indicates that very well.