1. In the first stanza, Rumens sees innocent children in different sizes weaving carpets. “Their assorted heights would make a melodious chime”, the first initial meaning would be an image of a machine of bells of different sizes for different pitches; these different sized bells are the children according to what I believe Rumens mean. They’re the innocent children who are “… at the loom of another world” which refers that another world is coming into view for these children. The use of the word, “world” here links to the images on the carpets the children are weaving.
2. The children’s world is doing small, detailed work for long hours therefore creating the image of the children being physically stuck; the children’s other world “…another world” is carpet-weaving. “…another world” is probably a link to the images on the carpets the children are weaving but idyllic,” garden of Islam”.
3. This simile is considered to be strange/ unexpected and ironic because this simile indicates that the children’s work of carpet weaving and doing small, detailed work for long hours is their entertainment & their feeling of having fun whereas TV is the normal every day entertainment for other children.
4. Rumens emphasizes that children are working on the carpet by the words, “ the bench will be raised “. Now these words have different meanings for the readers but the one meaning that any reader would figure out is that the bench they’re sitting on, has to be raised to allow the small children reach the top of design.
5. The use of having the lines end stopped and the sentence being equivalent to the line of verse has helped Rumens emphasize the point she’s trying to get through the readers; her point is to let the readers feel what she was feeling and what she saw which is seeing the children’s work getting moved on to different locations, maybe in the same country or being transported to different countries but no matter where the carpets are going, the children are...