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.” 


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