question_answer1) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1x3= 3) I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. (a) What is the meaning of the poet by 'silver and exact'? (b) What is the poetic device used in the stanza? (c) What is the synonym of 'preconception'?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer2) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1 x 3 = 3) I am not cruel, only truthful. The eye of a little God, four cornered. (a) Who does 'I' refer to? (b) Which poetic device is used in these lines? (c) What does 'four cornered' mean?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer3) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1x3=3) Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long. I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. (a) What does the word 'pink' refer to?" (b) How does the mirror spend most of its time? (c) In the last line, what does the word 'us' refers to?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer4) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1x3=3) Now, I am a lake. A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then, she turns to those liars, the candles or the Moon. I see her back and reflect it faithfully. (a) What does the phrase 'I am a lake' mean? (b) Why does the poet call candles and the moon liars? (c) What is the woman searching the in the mirror?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer5) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1x3=3) She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands. I am important to her. She comes and goes. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. (a) To whom does 'She' refer? (b) Give the meaning of 'Agitation'. (c) Why does she reward the mirror with tears?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer20) "I see her back, and reflect it faithfully." She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands. In the poem 'Mirror' the woman has a great faith on the mirror. Though it is painful to her to face her charmless face, yet she comes to it and views herself in it. Now, suppose you are the woman who has been examining herself in the mirror, since a young age. At present you ace an old woman and have lost your beauty. Write a diary entry in which you express your pain.View Answer play_arrow
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