NCERT Class 12 English Chapter 9 My Mother At Sixty-Six

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NCERT Class 12 English Chapter 9 My Mother At Sixty-Six

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Chapter: 9

POETRY SECTION

TEXTUAL QUESTIONS ANSWERS

THINK IN OUT

Q. 1. Why has the mother been compared to the late winter’s moon?

Ans. The late winter’s moon is calm and hazy with a dim luster. It loses its vitality and power. So the poetess compares her mother’s calm, colorless and withered face like the late winter’s moon. She has become weak, wan and pale due to her age of sixty-six. She has lost her vitality.

Q. 2. Why are the youngsters described as springing? (My Mother at Sixty-six)

Ans. In the poem “My Mother at Sixty-Six” the poetess has described the youngster as springing who were full of life and activity. The trees were running fast and the children looked extremely happy. She felt that it was the age when the journey of life had to start and finally had its end at the old age.

Q. 3. Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children spilling out of their homes?

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Why does the poetess look at ‘Young Trees’ and ‘merry children’?

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Why did Kamala Das add the image of merry children to her poem?

Ans. The poetess talks of various stages of life. On one side there are merry children play and enjoy in the sun. They represent life, vigor, continuity, power, action and carefree life. On the other there is her aged mother. The continuity in the activities of life as well as spontaneous flow of life has been depicted by the merry children spilling out of their homes.

Q. 4. What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify?

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What is the significance of the parting words of the poet and her smile?

Ans. After the airport’s security check, watching her mother standing a few yards away, she spoke, “See you soon “Amma.” These words signify some sort of hope. It shows some promise as well as expectation that she would see her mother again. She might find her alive. So she scatters a smile on her face to pay her mother her lasting tribute. On the other hand, she is troubled at heart to leave her mother alone.

Q. 5. What kind of pain and ache that the poetess feels?

Ans. The poetess feels pain on seeing the pale and corpse-like face of her mother. These appears her old familiar pain of childhood in her heart. She realizes that her mother’s face has become like the withered moon of the winter season. She feels that ‘time and age’ spare none and both are inevitable.

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