Class 10 English Chapter 20 Fog

Class 10 English Chapter 20 Fog The answer to each chapter is provided in the list so that you can easily browse throughout different chapters NCERT Class 10 English Chapter 20 Fog and select need one.

Class 10 English Chapter 20 Fog

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Also, you can read the SCERT book online in these sections Solutions by Expert Teachers as per SCERT (CBSE) Book guidelines. These solutions are part of SCERT All Subject Solutions. Here we have given Assam Board Class 10 English Chapter 20 Fog Solutions for All Subjects, You can practice these here.


Chapter – 20



Thinking about the poem:

1. (i) what does sandburg think the fog is like? 

Ans: Sandburg thinks the fog is like a cat. 

(ii) How does the fog come? 

Ans:  The fog comes silently like a cat with her small feet.

(iii) What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to? 

Ans:  In the third line ‘it’ refers to the fog.

(iv)  Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat. 

Ans: The poet does not actually say that the fog is like a cat. But he says that the fog comes in the manner a cat comes silently. He uses the metaphor of cat for comparison.

The three things are:

(i) The fog comes silently 

(ii) The fog sits on silent haunches. 

(iii) The fog moves on. 

2. You know that a metaphor compares two things by transferring a feature of one thing to the other (see unit I), 

(i) Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below. Also try to say how they are alike. The first is done for you. 

StormTigerPouness over the fields  growls


TrainSnakeMoves fonts rail, hisses
FireDragonDestroys, roars
SchoolTempleTeaches, bell rings
HomeShelterProtects, gives sweetness, comfort.

(ii) Think about a storm. Try to visualise the force of the storm, hear the sound of the storm, feel the power of the storm and the sudden calm that happens afterwards. Write a poem about the storm compared with an animal. 

Ans:                              Storm

                         The monster came

                         With its full might. 

                         Uprooted the big traces. 

                         Destroyed  habitation 

                         With its destructive hands

                         roaring as loud as thunder. 

                         Boldly it went away leaving 

                         a lifeless scene. 

                         A lifeless scene. 

                         All calm again. 

2. Does this poem have a rhythm scheme? Poetry that doesn’t have an obvious rhythm or rhythm is called ‘free verse’. 

Ans:  This poem does not have any rhyme scheme as the sentences do not end with like sounds. . It is a ‘free verse’. 

Additional Questions & Answers

1. How does fog come according to the poet? 

Ans: The fog comes on little cat feet. 

2. In what ways does fog come like a cat? Why did the poet compare fog with cat?

Ans: The poet compares fog to a cat. A cat comes without making any noise and goes away.  He also says that the fog looks over the harbour and the city and then moves on.

3. What did the fog look like?

Ans:- The fog is like a cat. 

A. Choose the correct options for the following:-

1. How does the fog come like

(i) Rat

(ii) Cat

(iii) silently 

(iv) Crowdely

Ans:- (ii) Cat.

2. Who is the poet of the poem “Fog”?

(i) Gavin Axwell 

(ii) Adrienne Rich

(iii) Carl Sandburg

(iv) All of the above

Ans:- (iii) Carl Sandburg.

3. What does fog do after sitting on silent haunches?

(i) Laugh 

(ii) Sing

(iii) Dance

(iv) Moves on

Ans:- (iv) Moves on.

4. How did the cat come according to the poet?

(i) Silent with her little cat feet

(ii) Speedly

(iii) Jumping 

(iv) Softly

Ans:- (i) Silent with her little cat feet.

5. On silent “Haunches” means

(i) Sitting silently 

(ii) Sitting quietly 

(iii) Sitting with knee bent

(iv) None of the above

Ans:- (iii) Sitting with knee bent

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