Sunday, 23 February 2014

FATHER TO SON TEXTBOOK ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS CBSE – XI – ENGLISH





ABOUT THE POETESS

·         Elizabeth Jennings
·         Born – July 18, 1926
·         Death – October 26, 2001
·         She was an English poet who is known for her lyric poetry.
·         Notable works –

a) ‘ A way of looking’
b) ‘ A sense of the world’
c)  ‘After the ark’ and
d) The mind has mountains.


            Awards-

                        a) Somerset Maugham prize – 1955
                        b) W.H. Smith literary Award – 1987
                        c) Doctorate of Divinity – 2001


ABOUT THE POEM

            The poem is a true saga of modern day family relations. A gap of understandings, dreams, values, nations create a distance between a father and a son. The son is of the ultramodern and he considers his thoughts to be just and not those traditional and imposed one. He believes in widened outlook. But a father with his aspiration keeps on lamenting for his unfulfilled desires in his son. In their own house they live like strangers. They both are affected by the pang. Father cannot share what son loves and suffers from frustration as his son is a complete stranger to him. He wishes his son to return as a prodigal son and forgive him and start anew. The son on the other land is in puzzle about understanding himself and their relation. Both are desirous to assuage the gap but none takes the first step.


STRUCTURE OF THE POEM.

·         The poem is of 24 lines. Four stanzas are divided equally in 6 lines.
·         The poem does not bear a systematic rhyme scheme. First two stanzas are of ABBABA whereas
·         The third stanza goes as ABCABA. And the last stanza returns as ABBABA.

·         Prominent poetic devices in use: :-

Stanza – 1

                        a) Enjambment –
                                                “ ……so try to build’
                                                Up a ………………..”

Stanza – 2

                        a) Anaphona – “ The ……………………….
                                                The …………….”

                        b) Antithesis –
                                                “The land is his and none of mine.

                        c) Enjambment _        “…………………There is no sign –
                                                            of understanding ……………….”

Stanza – 3
                       
                        a) Alliteration – “ Silence surrounds”
                                                “Home he”

                        b) Enjambment – “ ………………..returning to
                                                            his father’s ……………………”

                        c) Antithesis – “ Shaping from sorrow a new love”

Stanza – 4

                        a) Enjambment

                                    a) “…………….we both must live
                                                on the same globe”

                                    b) “ ………………I cannot understand
                                                my self, ………..”


PRODIGAL SON

            The prodigal son is one of the parables of Jesus. It appears in only one of the canonical gospels of the new Testament . According to gospel of Luke a father gives the younger of his two sons his inheritance before he dies. The younger son, after wasting his fortune goes hungry during a famine, . He then repents and returns home, where the father holds a feast to celebrate his return.
                                               

Written By Badal Paul
The author is a passionate blogger, writer and educationalist. This blog is created to ease troubles of the Cbse students. The author holds multiple blogs and the writer of the Novel KALCHAKRA, OOM AND THE CHOSEN FIVE.