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TEXTUAL QUESTION & ANSWER
Why does the poet want us to have some free time/leisure?
Ans: Poet wants us to have some free time/ leisure time so that we could stop and see the natural beauty as well as could care for it.
Now read the first four lines again.
1. What is this life if full of care.
2. We have no time to stand and stare?
3. No time to stand beneath the boughs.
4. And stare as long as sheep or cows.
Intext Question 2.1
Answer the following Questions:
1. What do you understand by the word ‘care’ in the first line?
Ans: Care means worries responsibilities/ anxieties.
2. What does the poet mean by the phrase ‘stand and stare”? Pick out the correct answer from the three alternatives given below : It means:
(a) Looking at things unblinkingly.
(b) Looking at the beauties of nature and enjoying them.
(c) Lost in thought looking at nothing
Ans: (b) looking at beauties of nature and enjoying them.
3. What is it that sheep and cows do for which we have no time?
Ans: Sheep and cows have time to stand and stare but we don’t have any time for that.
We will, now, read the next four lines.
5. No time to see when woods we pass
6. Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
7. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance
8. And watch her feet, how they can dance.
Intext Question 2.2
1. What does the poet think we Need time for in:
Lines 5 to 6 …………….
Lines 7 to 8……………..
Ans: Lines 5 to 6 to see the squirrel hide their nuts in the grass.
Lines 7 to 8 to turn at Beauty’s glance and watch her dancing feet.
2. In the seventh line the poet spells the word ‘Beauty’ with a capital letter ‘B’. “No time to turn at Beauty’s glance”. Does it refer to a beautiful girl or to the beauties of nature or to both?
Ans: Beauty could refer to both the beauties of nature and a beautiful girl.
3. How do the beauties dance? (Think of tall trees, grass, waves etc.)
Ans: Beauty dances in the form of trees waving in the breeze, moving leaves and moving waves. Also we see the beauty dancing in the flight of birds, dancing of peacock, floating water of the stream, falling spring, snow-fall and in so many other things.
In these lines the poet looks at nature and imagines her as a girl with dancing feet. The poet has given human qualities to the beauties of nature. When an idea or an object is thought of as a person, we call it personification. Poets, often, make use of it to say more in a few words.
Look at the two sentences given below:
(i) Destruction of forests harms the earth.
(ii) The mother earth cries to see her forests being destroyed.
Ans: The first sentence is a simple statement of facts. The second sentence personifies the idea. Which one appeals to you more? The second one, isn’t it?
Here are some more examples of personification:
(i) Death/Be not proud.
(ii) The sun is smiling.
4. Can you think of two more examples of personification?
Ans: (i) The trees stand tall with their heads high.
(ii) Mountains speaking to the sky.
We will, now, read the last four lines of the poem.
9. No time to wait till her mouth can
10. Enrich that smile her eyes began
11. A poor life this if, full of care
12. We have no time to stand and stare
Intext Question 2.3
1. Who is ‘her’ in line no. 9?
2. The line “till her mouth can enrich that smile her eyes began” means that Tick mark (✓) the correct answer.
(a) a rich woman smiles with her eyes
(b) eyes and mouth smile together
(c) Beauty’s smile begins from the eyes and spreads to her lips.
Ans: (c) Beauty’s smile begins from the eyes and spreads to the lips.
3. What according to the poet is a poor life?
Ans: A poor life, according to the poet, is a life, which is so full of worries that we have no time to relax and enjoy the beauties of nature.