The paradox presented in the poem “Homework” is best explained by choice C – though an international clean-up is needed, the solution is not as simple as cleaning laundry. The paradox presented to the reader in this poem is defined as a proclamation that is concurrently reasonably legal and self-contradictory. It shows that no country in the world is perfect and shows that a clean-up is required everywhere.
Clean-up refers to a resolution of the different issues that affect each nation and come from the progress of humanity such as environmental damage to both cultural heritage and nature. The global damage done is to an extent that focusing on changing the scenario alone is not enough to yield positive results. The poet talks of cleaning different geographic locations and such natural objects as the North Pole and the Mediterranean Sea.
Laundry can be done using various supplies and a washing machine but the situation is a more complex one. For that reason, it is important for people to collectively come together to address the concerns.