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Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 2 - The Pulley [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: The Pulley

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Warming Up [Pages 69 - 70]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Pulley Warming Up [Pages 69 - 70]

Warming Up | Q 1 | Page 69

Go through the following images and try to link them with our lives. For example, Storm - Hardships that we face in our life.

Sorrowful moments
Determination
Strength
Life
Honour
Hope
Wisdom
Beauty
Warming Up | Q 2.1 | Page 70

You may have often indulged in talking to yourself audibly.

For example,

  • “Oh, dear! Why didn't I get up sooner?”
  • “Let me finish this quickly and then I’ll be free”.
  • “How silly of me! Why didn’t I think of it before?”

Such expressions are called Dramatic Monologues.

Imagine and write Monologues suitable in the following situation.

It’s your birthday next week.

Warming Up | Q 2.2 | Page 70

You may have often indulged in talking to yourself audibly.

For example,

  • “Oh, dear! Why didn't I get up sooner?”
  • “Let me finish this quickly and then I’ll be free”.
  • “How silly of me! Why didn’t I think of it before?”

Such expressions are called Dramatic Monologues.

Imagine and write Monologues suitable in the following situation.

You have been waiting long in the city of bus-stop.

Warming Up | Q 2.3 | Page 70

You may have often indulged in talking to yourself audibly.

For example,

  • “Oh, dear! Why didn't I get up sooner?”
  • “Let me finish this quickly and then I’ll be free”.
  • “How silly of me! Why didn’t I think of it before?”

Such expressions are called Dramatic Monologues.

Imagine and write Monologues suitable in the following situation.

Your final exam results are to be declared tomorrow.

Warming Up | Q 2.4 | Page 70

You may have often indulged in talking to yourself audibly.

For example,

  • “Oh, dear! Why didn't I get up sooner?”
  • “Let me finish this quickly and then I’ll be free”.
  • “How silly of me! Why didn’t I think of it before?”

Such expressions are called Dramatic Monologues.

Imagine and write Monologues suitable in the following situation.

Your mother has been chatting for very long on the telephone.

Warming Up | Q 3 | Page 70

‘The Pulley’ is a mechanical device.

Try and write down places where it can be used, and for what purpose.

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English Workshop [Pages 72 - 75]

Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 The Pulley English Workshop [Pages 72 - 75]

English Workshop | Q 1 | Page 72

With the help of the clues, pick out words containing the letter ‘a’ from the poem, and build a word-pyramid.

(a) an article
(b) a preposition
(c) the past tense of ‘lie’
(d) the maximum length of your open palm
(e) make much of
(f) loveliness
(g) in place of
(h) a collection of priceless valuables
(i) restlessness and discontent

English Workshop | Q 2.1 | Page 72

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

Herbert’s poem ‘The Pulley’ displays ___________ as the two main themes.

  • Origin of Morality/Spirituality

  • Origin of species

  • Origin of the universe/galaxy

  • Origin of the earth/space

English Workshop | Q 2.2 | Page 72

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

The theme of the poem ‘The Pulley’ is ___________.

(Find two correct statements from the given alternatives.)

(i) to focus on the mechanical operation of a pulley.
(ii) to teach a lesson to a creation (man) by the Creator (God)
(iii) to know the different gifts bestowed on man by God.
(iv) to remind man about his creator in his exhaustion.
(v) God pulled man towards Him by making him restless and weary.

English Workshop | Q 2.3 | Page 72

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

In the poem, ‘The Pulley’ is considered _____________.

  • a mechanical device

  • a gift to mankind

  • an image to lift objects

  • an image by which God compels people to become devout

English Workshop | Q 2.4 | Page 72

Choose the correct alternative from the following

_____________ is an example of a Pun from the poem.

  • Rest in the bottom lay

  • So strength first made a way

  • Having a glass of blessings

  • So both should losers be

English Workshop | Q 2.5 | Page 73

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

___________________ is an example of Paradox from the poem.

  • And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature.

  • He would adore my gifts instead of me.

  • Let him be rich and weary.

  • When God at first made man.

English Workshop | Q 2.6 | Page 73

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

_____________ is an example of Synecdoche from the poem.

  • So both should losers be.

  • Then beauty flowed.

  • “Let us,” said he “pour on him.”

  • May toss him to my breast.

English Workshop | Q 2.7 | Page 73

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

_______________ is an example of Alliteration from the poem.

  • made a way

  • bottom lay

  • repining restlessness

  • keep the rest

English Workshop | Q 2.8 | Page 73

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

________________ is an example of Inversion from the poem.

  • Contract into a span

  • So both should losers be

  • Bestow this jewel

  • And rest in nature

English Workshop | Q 2.9 | Page 73

Choose the correct alternative from the following.

The rhyme scheme of the poem is ____________.

  • a a b b c

  • a b c b c

  • a b c c b

  • a b a b a

English Workshop | Q 3. (a) | Page 73

Discuss and answer in your own words, and write in your notebook.

The poet has used the word REST thrice in the poem. Write what the word implies in each of the three lines it occurs.

English Workshop | Q 3. (b) | Page 73

Discuss and answer in your own words, and write in your notebook.

What does God want in return from man, for the gifts He has bestowed upon him?

English Workshop | Q 3. (c) | Page 73

Discuss and answer in your own words, and write in your notebook.

Why did God withhold the gift of ‘Rest’ from man?

English Workshop | Q 3. (d) | Page 73

Discuss and answer in your own words, and write in your notebook.

Besides those given in the poem, what other gifts has God blessed mankind with above his other creations? Enlist them.

English Workshop | Q 3. (e) | Page 73

Discuss and answer in your own words, and write in your notebook.

When does man generally turn to God? Give one example to support your response.

English Workshop | Q 4. (A) | Page 74

Discuss with your group and justify the title of the poem ‘The Pulley’ in your own words.

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English Workshop | Q 4. (B) | Page 74

Pick out 3 lines that contain Monologues of God.

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English Workshop | Q 5. (A) (a) | Page 74

Pick out two lines that contain the following figures of speech.

Antithesis

  1. ________________
  2. ________________
English Workshop | Q 5. (A) (b) | Page 74

Pick out two lines that contain the following figures of speech.

Alliteration

  1. ________________
  2. ________________
English Workshop | Q 5. (A) (c) | Page 74

Pick out two lines that contain the following figures of speech.

Inversion

  1. ______________
  2. ______________
English Workshop | Q 5. (B) (a) | Page 74

Explain the Figure of Speech in the following line.

Rest in the bottom lay-PUN because _________________.

English Workshop | Q 5. (B) (b) | Page 74

Explain the Figure of Speech in the following line.

Bestow this jewel also on my creature-METAPHOR because ______________________.

English Workshop | Q 5. (B) (c) | Page 74

Explain the Figure of Speech in the following line.

And rest in nature, not the God of Nature-REPETITION because _________________________.

English Workshop | Q 6 | Page 74

Write Critical Appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format.

Points 

  • Title
  • Poet
  • Rhyme scheme
  • Favourite line
  • Theme/Central idea
  • Figures of speech
  • Special features - Type of the poem, language, tone, implied meaning, etc.
  • Why I like/ dislike the poem.
English Workshop | Q 7 | Page 74

‘Pun’ can be defined as a play on words based on their different meanings. Example: ‘Writing with a broken pencil is pointless.’ In this poem, there is an example of Pun. Find and make a sentence of your own. Share a joke with the class where the use of ‘Pun’ creates humour.

English Workshop | Q 8.1 | Page 75

Write a paragraph on the points in the block given below to get a summary of the given stanza of the poem.

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English Workshop | Q 8.2 | Page 75

Write a paragraph on the points in the block given below to get a summary of the given stanza of the poem.

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English Workshop | Q 8.3 | Page 75

Write a paragraph on the points in the block given below to get a summary of the given stanza of the poem.

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English Workshop | Q 8.4 | Page 75

Write a paragraph on the points in the block given below to get a summary of the given stanza of the poem.

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Chapter 2: The Pulley

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