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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Class 8th - English : Poem 8 - Meeting Poets (Eunice de Souza)


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THINKING ABOUT THE POEM
Q1. Why is the poet confused when she meets poets?
Ans. When the poet meets the poets she is confused to see the different appearance of their socks, suspicious wigs on their heads and bitterness and unpleasantness in their voice while they talk.
Q2. What is the best way to know poets?
Ans. Best way to know poet is to read their poem in which they write their feelings with sadness and pleasures.
Q3. What does the poet compare the poets with?
Ans. The poet compares the poets with the shells covered with cool speckles with sad voices but less friendly.
Q4. Explain the phrase – ‘wasp in the voice’.
Ans. ‘Wasp’ is a flying insect. There is bitterness in its sting. So ‘wasp in the voice’ in the poem indicates the bitterness in the voice.



LANGUAGE WORK
Write the Denotative and connotative meaning of the following words from the poem:
Colour             appearance                  disorderliness, shabbiness
Suspicion         not trustworthy           artificial
Dankness         humid, moisture          unpleasantness
Cool                not warm                     calm, not excitable
Speckled         spotted                         imagery, false appearance
Distant            far away                       not friendly

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