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1. What Can You See in the Picture? Does the Man Look Happy? Give Reasons for Your Answer. 2. Why Does He Have the Bird Hanging Around His Neck? - English Core

Answer in Brief

1. What can you see in the picture? Does the man look happy? Give reasons for your answer.

2. Why does he have the bird hanging around his neck?

3. Have you heard of the expression-'having an albatross around your neck'? What do you
think it means? Does it mean:
a. something that you can always be proud of
b. something that you have to do because you have no choice
c. something that is with you all the time as a reminder that you have done something wrong?

4. What is an albatross?

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Solution

(a) I can see a man with a dead albatross hanging around his neck. The man seemed deeply distressed and repentant over his deed.
(b) The bird is a reminder of his evil action and symbolises a punishment for the sin he had committed.

c. something that is with you all the time as a reminder that you have done something wrong?

(d) An albatross is a white ocean bird with very large wings. It symbolises a thing that causes anxiety concern.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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CBSE Class 10 English Course Communicative: Literature Reader
Chapter 10 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Q 1 | Page 106
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