Sunday, 23 February 2014


A)        Read the following extract and answer the following questions

            1. “I’ll meet the raging of skies                     (3)
                   But not an angry father”.

                        a) – who is the speaker?
                        b) – Which figures of speech do you find in the above lines?
                        c) – Why is the father angry?

            2.  Is second childishness and mere oblivion,                                 (3)
                 Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

                        a) – What do you understand by ‘sans’?
                        b) In which stage the lines fall?
                        c) Which stage is there before this?

            3. “Two amalgam,” he’ll say, “for in there”                        (3)

                        a) – What is amalgam?
                        b)- Why is the word ‘amalgum’ misspelt?
                        c) – What is the rhyme – scheme of the stanza?

            4. “The voice of thunder declares my arrival;                    (3)
                  The rainbow announces y departure.”

                        a) – Which poetic device is in use in the above lines?
                        b) – Name the poet of the poem.
                        c) – When does rainbow appear?

B)         Answer the following questions in about 30 to 40 words each.   4x2=8

            1) “All can hear, but only
                  The sensitive can understand” – Explain.

            2) Comment on the refrain of the poem – “oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth”

            3) Narrate in your own words the fourth stage of “the Seven Ages”

            4) “Nature overpowered human” – Explain the comment in the light of the poem “Lord Uillin’s Daughter.” 


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.