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Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board chapter 2 - Song of the Open Road [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: Song of the Open Road

Ice BreakersBrainstorming (A1)Brainstorming (A2)Brainstorming (A3)Brainstorming (A4)Brainstorming (A5)Brainstorming (A6)
Ice Breakers [Page 93]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Ice Breakers [Page 93]

Ice Breakers | Q 1 | Page 93

Choose the mode of travel that you would like the most for a journey.

  1. Airways
  2. Waterways
  3. Railways
  4. Roadways

Give reasons for your preference.

  1. __________________
  2. __________________
  3. __________________
Ice Breakers | Q 2 | Page 93

Discuss with your partner, the preparations you would like to make for the journey chosen.

Ice Breakers | Q 3 | Page 93

Discuss the ways in which you would overcome the problems/ hindrances/ difficulties you face during your journey.

Ice Breakers | Q 4 | Page 93

During every journey we have to observe certain rules. Discuss your ideas of the journey without any restrictions. You can begin like this

  1. I would go alone / with selected friends/ _______
  2. _______
  3. _______
  4. _______
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Brainstorming (A1) [Page 95]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A1) [Page 95]

Brainstorming (A1) | Q 1 | Page 95

Pick out the lines showing that the poet is prepared to enjoy every moment of his journey.

Brainstorming (A1) | Q 2 | Page 95

By ‘old delicious burdens’ the poet means-

  • the luggage

  • the food he carries

  • the stress he bears during the travels

  • sweet memories of the past

Brainstorming (A1) | Q 3 | Page 95

The poet is a person who is free from all inhibitions. Discuss how the concept of ‘freedom’ is expressed in the poem.

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Brainstorming (A2) [Page 96]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A2) [Page 96]

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 1 | Page 96

Following are the activities of the poet related to his journey on the road. Divide them into two parts as ‘activities the poet will practice’ and ‘activities he will not practice’.

  1. Walking along the road though he does not know where it reaches
  2. Complaining about the discomforts during the journey
  3. Postponing the journey
  4. Praying for good fortune
  5. Carrying the fond memories of the good people
  6. Creating contacts with famous and influential people
  7. Striving to achieve high and bright success. 
  8. Reflecting and developing his own ‘self’
Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2.1 | Page 96

Write down the traits the poet exhibit through the given line. 

Henceforth, I ask for no good fortune-I myself am good fortune

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2.2 | Page 96

Write down the traits the poet exhibit through the given line. 

Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2.3 | Page 96

Write down the traits the poet exhibit through the given line. 

I do not want the constellations any nearer.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2.4 | Page 96

Write down the traits the poet exhibit through the given line. 

I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 2.5 | Page 96

Write down the traits the poet exhibit through the given line. 

I am filled with them – I will fill them in return.

Brainstorming (A2) | Q 3 | Page 96

‘Healthy, free, the world before me’. Express your views regarding the above line.

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Brainstorming (A3) [Page 96]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A3) [Page 96]

Brainstorming (A3) | Q 1 | Page 96

The poet has used many describing words such as ‘healthy’ in this poem.
Make a list and classify them as -

  1. For the world _______
  2. For himself ________
  3. For the road _______
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Brainstorming (A4) [Pages 96 - 97]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A4) [Pages 96 - 97]

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 1 | Page 96

Read the expression ‘old delicious burdens.’ A burden cannot be delicious. The poet has used this combination of words to express that he has many sweet memories of the people and places which he would like to remember forever. The poet has used seemingly contradictory expressions to convey the meaning that his heart is full of sweet memories of good and kind people. Though he wants to be free from any type of attachment, he wants to cherish these sweet memories in his heart forever.

The expression contains opposite ideas that make it seem absurd or unlikely, although it may be true. This is called ‘Paradox.’

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 2 | Page 97

The road in the poem does not mean only the road to travel. The poet wants to suggest the road of life. Explain the metaphor with the help of the poem.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 3 | Page 97

Free Verse: Free Verse is a poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular rhythm. The features of Free Verse are - 

It is a literary device that is free from limitations of the regular meter or rhythm, does not rhyme with fixed forms, and still it provides an artistic expression. In this way, the poet can give his own shape to a poem as he desires and can use various poetic devices to create the effect he considers suitable for the piece.

As Free Verse gives greater freedom for choosing words and conveying their meanings to readers, it is free from the artificiality of a typical poetic expression. This technique is commonly used in modern poetry.

Remember - 

  1. Although Free Verse requires no meter, rhyme or other traditional poetic techniques, it is the use of internal pattern of sounds, the choice of exact words and their chosen places are the factors which attribute the Free Verse, its lyrical or rhythmic beauty.
  2. Free Verse is completely different from ‘Blank Verse’ which essentially has to occur in iambic pentameter. Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines. It is described as ‘the most common’ form of English poetry which has been influential since the 16th century.
Brainstorming (A4) | Q 4 | Page 97

There are certain words that are repeated in the poem. For example, ‘no more’ (Line 7).
Find out other similar expressions.
Explain the effect they have created in the poem.

Brainstorming (A4) | Q 5 | Page 97

The use of personal pronoun ‘I’ is evident and prominent in this poem. Give reasons.

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Brainstorming (A5) [Pages 97 - 98]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A5) [Pages 97 - 98]

Brainstorming (A5) | Q 1 | Page 97

With the help of the following points, write a poetic appreciation of the poem ‘Song of the Open Road.

  • About the poem/poet and the title
  • The theme
  • Poetic style
  • The language/poetic devices used in the poem
  • Special features
  • Message, values, morals in the poem
  • Your opinion about the poem
Brainstorming (A5) | Q 2 | Page 98

Write four to six lines of Free Verse on the topic ‘The road that leads to my college’. Express that it is the road to knowledge and bright future. You may begin like this: Every day I tread with the bag of books …

Brainstorming (A5) | Q 3 | Page 98

Write a blog on the following topic:

‘Man is free by birth.’

Brainstorming (A5) | Q 4.1 | Page 98

Expand the idea suggested in the following line:

All roads lead to Rome

Brainstorming (A5) | Q 4.2 | Page 98

Expand the idea suggested in the following line:

A man without liberty is a body without a soul.

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Brainstorming (A6) [Page 98]

Balbharati solutions for English Yuvakbharati 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board Chapter 2 Song of the Open Road Brainstorming (A6) [Page 98]

Brainstorming (A6) | Q 1 | Page 98

Take help from the sources available on the internet and make a list of proverbs and quotations about ‘road’.

Brainstorming (A6) | Q 2 | Page 98

Read the poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost.

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Chapter 2: Song of the Open Road

Ice BreakersBrainstorming (A1)Brainstorming (A2)Brainstorming (A3)Brainstorming (A4)Brainstorming (A5)Brainstorming (A6)
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