Rudyard Kipling: Poems

what is nine decked city? why is it described as monstouros?

The Secrert Of Machines

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The speaker is impressed by the immense size and scale of machines and industrialization. He is in awe of how machines can even change the natural world. There is, in these lines, a sense that humanity is giving up something to these "monstrous" contraptions. These machines have no soul.