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Why Are Stanzas 2, 4 and 6 Given in Parenthesis? - English - Language and Literature

Why are stanzas 2, 4 and 6 given in parenthesis?

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Solution

Stanzas 2, 4 and 6 are given in parenthesis because they reflect the inner thoughts of Amanda. They can be taken as the reaction of the child for the instructions given in stanzas 1, 3 and 5. Here, there is an alternate sequence of scolding of the mother, and corresponding reaction to it given by the child. Also, parenthesis is used here to make the reading of ‘ the poem friendly.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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NCERT Class 10 English First Flight
Chapter 4.2 Amanda!
Q 3 | Page 62
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