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Chapter 2: Section 2 : Poetry and Appreciation

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation
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Set 4: Poetry and appreciation

SCERT Maharashtra Question Bank solutions for 12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 Chapter 2 Section 2 : Poetry and Appreciation Set 4: Poetry and appreciation

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 1.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities given below:

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)

A1. Pick out the two lines which describe the phrase ‘good fortune’. (2)

  1. ____________________________
  2. ____________________________

A2. ‘Still here I carry my old delicious burdens’ Give reasons for this statement. (2)

A3. Name and explain figure of speech used in the following line. (2)

‘The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose’

A4. Express your own views regarding the following line. (2)

‘Song of the open road’

A5. Compose four lines on ‘Journey of life’. by using rhyming word. (2)

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 1.2

Appreciation:

When I had money, money, O!
I knew no joy till I went poor;
For many a false man as a friend
Came knocking all day at my door.

Then felt I like a child that holds
A trumpet that he must not blow
Because a man is dead; I dared
Not speak to let this false world know.

Much have I thought of life, and seen
How poor men's hearts are ever light;
And how their wives do hum like bees
About their work from morn till night.

So, when I hear these poor ones laugh,
And see the rich ones coldly frown
Poor men, think I, need not go up
So much as rich men should come down.

When I had money, money, O!
My many friends proved all untrue;
But now I have no money, O!
My friends are real, though very few.

Read the given extract and write a poetic appreciation of the poem with help of the following points.

  • About the poet and the title
  • The theme
  • Language/poetic devices used in the poem
  • Special features
  • Your opinion about the poem

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 2.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities gives below:

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?...
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.

Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?...
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.

Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?...
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

A1. Fill in the columns based on your understanding of the poem. (2)

Time of the Day Type of Garment Colour of Garment For whom
Early in the Morning ____________ Blue New-born child
____________

Marriage veils of Queen Purple and Green ____________

In the Dead Night Dead man’s funeral shroud ____________

Dead man

A2. Complete the following web about what weavers compare the garments being woven by them. (2)

A3. Describe in your own words the steps or measures that you would take to solve the problems of weavers. (2)

A4. The rhyme scheme in the first stanza is ‘aabb’. Find rhyme scheme in the second and third stanza and also write down the rhyming pairs of words of the second and third stanza from the given extract. (2)

A5. Compose four lines on ‘importance of clothes.’ (2)

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 2.2

Appreciation:

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.

The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  • About the poem, significance of the title.
  • Form of the poem, theme and its significance.
  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices.
  • Inspirational message, values, morals reflected.
  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 3.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities given below:

No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
Her sails from heaven received no motion,
Her keel was steady in the ocean.

Without either sign or sound of their shock,
The waves flow’d over the Inchcape Rock;
So little they rose, so little they fell,
They did not move the Inchcape Bell.

The Abbot of Aberbrothok
Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock;
On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung,
And over the waves its warning rung.

When the Rock was hid by the surge’s swell,
The Mariners heard the warning Bell;
And then they knew the perilous Rock,
And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.

A1. Complete the web. (2)

A2. Give reasons. (2)

Abbot of Aberbrothok placed a bell on the Inchcape rock because _____________________

A3. If you were Abbot of that era, what would you do to make the ship safe from crashing at Inchcape rock. (2)

A4. Complete the table. (2)

Examples Figure of Speech Explanation
1.The Ship was still as she could be. _______________ _______________
2. No stir in the air, no stir in the sea. _______________ _______________

A5. Compose a short poem. (2)

No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
____________________________________
____________________________________
Her keel was steady in the ocean.

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 3.2

Appreciation:

My father travels on the late evening train
Standing among silent commuters in the yellow light
Suburbs slide past his unseeing eyes
His shirt and pants are soggy and his black raincoat
Stained with mud and his bag stuffed with books
Is falling apart. His eyes dimmed by age
fade homeward through the humid monsoon night.
Now I can see him getting off the train
Like a word dropped from a long sentence.
He hurries across the length of the grey platform,
Crosses the railway line, enters the lane,
His chappals are sticky with mud, but he hurries onward.
Home again, I see him drinking weak tea,
Eating a stale chapati, reading a book.
He goes into the toilet to contemplate
Man's estrangement from a man-made world.
Coming out he trembles at the sink,
The cold water running over his brown hands,
A few droplets cling to the greying hairs on his wrists.
His sullen children have often refused to share
Jokes and secrets with him. He will now go to sleep
Listening to the static on the radio, dreaming
Of his ancestors and grandchildren, thinking
Of nomads entering a subcontinent through a narrow pass.

Read the extract carefully and write an appreciation of the poem considering the following points.

  • About the poet and the title
  • The theme
  • Poetic style, Language, poetic devices.
  • Special feature
  • Values
  • Your opinion about the poem

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 4.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities given below:

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng?
Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

A1. Complete the following web. (2)

A2. You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today? Explain the meaning of these lines. (2)

A3. How does your ‘good deeds’ help others to rejoice? (2)

A4. Identify and write the lines from the poem which express the following figure of speech and explain it. (2)

A5. With the help of the following words compose four lines. (2)

  • ____________ Share
  • ____________ Give
  • ____________ Care
  • ____________ live

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 4.2

Appreciation:

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?...
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.

Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?...
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.

Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?...
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  • About the poem, significance of the title.
  • Form of the poem, theme and its significance.
  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices.
  • Inspirational message, values, morals reflected.
  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 5.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities given below:

Home again, I see him drinking weak tea,
Eating a stale chapati, reading a book.
He goes into the toilet to contemplate
Man's estrangement from a man-made world.
Coming out he trembles at the sink,
The cold water running over his brown hands,
A few droplets cling to the greying hairs on his wrists.
His sullen children have often refused to share
Jokes and secrets with him. He will now go to sleep
Listening to the static on the radio, dreaming
Of his ancestors and grandchildren, thinking
Of nomads entering a subcontinent through a narrow pass. wrists.

A1. Complete the given flowchart about father’s activities at home. (2)

Drinking weak tea, eating stale chapati

_________________________________________

_________________________________________

Listening to the static on the radio

A2. Find the lines to highlight the relation of children and father. (2)

  1. ________________________________
  2. ________________________________

A3. Would you like to celebrate ‘Father’s day’? If yes how/If not why? (2)

A4. Name the figure of speech in the following line and give one more example. (2)

“coming out he trembles sat the sink”

A5. Read the following lines and add two poetic lines to rhyme with line. (2)

He will now go to sleep
Listening to static on the radio
_________________________________
_________________________________

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 5.2

Appreciation:

On the deck the Rover takes his stand,
So dark it is they see no land.
Quoth Sir Ralph, “It will be lighter soon,
For there is the dawn of the rising Moon.”

“Canst hear,” said one, “the breakers roar?
For methinks we should be near the shore.”
“Now, where we are I cannot tell,
But I wish we could hear the Inchcape Bell.”

They hear no sound, the swell is strong,
Though the wind hath fallen they drift along;
Till the vessel strikes with a shivering shock,
“Oh Christ! It is the Inchcape Rock!”

Sir Ralph the Rover tore his hair,
He curst himself in his despair;
The waves rush in on every side,
The ship is sinking beneath the tide.

Read the given extract and write a poetic appreciation of the poem with the help of the following points.

  • About the poet and the title
  • The theme
  • Language/poetic devices used in the poem
  • Special features
  • Your opinion about the poem

(10 Marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 6.1

Read the given extract and complete the activities given below:

When I had money, money, O!
I knew no joy till I went poor;
For many a false man as a friend
Came knocking all day at my door.

Then felt I like a child that holds
A trumpet that he must not blow
Because a man is dead; I dared
Not speak to let this false world know.

Much have I thought of life, and seen
How poor men's hearts are ever light;
And how their wives do hum like bees
About their work from morn till night.

So, when I hear these poor ones laugh,
And see the rich ones coldly frown
Poor men, think I, need not go up
So much as rich men should come down.

When I had money, money, O!
My many friends proved all untrue;
But now I have no money, O!
My friends are real, though very few.

A1. Complete the web. (2)

A2. Complete the sentences. (2)

1) The poet wanted to become poor because _______________________

2) The poet doesn’t want to speak to this fake world _____________________

A3. ‘Can we live without money’ write your view’s about this statement. (2)

A4. Complete the following table. (2)

Stanza Rhyming scheme Rhyming words
Stanza - 01 __________ 1) ____________
Stanza - 02 _________ 2) ____________

A5. Compose four lines on ‘friendship’. (2)

(4 marks)

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation | Q 6.2

Appreciation:

Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng?
Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  • Form of the poem, theme and its significance
  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices
  • Inspirational message, values, morals reflected
  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.

Chapter 2: Section 2 : Poetry and Appreciation

Set 4: Poetry and appreciation
12th Standard HSC English Maharashtra State Board 2021 - Shaalaa.com

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