TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS SOLVED
THINKING ABOUT THE POEM
Que 1 (i) What does Sandburg think the fog is like?
(ii) How does the fog come?
(iii) What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to?
(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. (i) Sandburg thinks that fog is like a cat.
(ii) The fog comes silently like a cat.
(iii) ‘It’ refers to the fog.
(iv) Yes, the poet compares the fog with a cat. The three things are:
- The fog comes silently like a cat.
- It spreads over objects and stays for some time like a cat sitting on its haunches.
- The fog disappears as it comes just as a cat moves away after some time.
Que 2. You know that a metaphor compares two things by transferring a feature of one thing to the other (See unit 1)
(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.
(ii) Think about a storm. Try to visualize the force of the storm, hear the sound of the storm, feel the power of the storm, and the sudden calm that happens afterward. Write a poem about the storm comparing it with an animal.
Ans. Do yourself.
Que 3. Does this poem have a rhyme scheme? Poetry that does not have an obvious rhythm or rhyme is called ‘free verse’.
Ans. The poem has no rhyme scheme. It is in free verse.