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Answer briefly the following questions :
1. The time of the day suggested in the poem is
a. sunrise b. sunset c. either sunrise or sunset d. not clear
2. The sun is described as the reluctant sun. It means that
a. the sun was unwilling to rise.
b. the male bird was impatient.
c. it was the bird’s feeling that the sun was reluctant to rise.
d. the sun always takes more time to rise than to set.
=(a) the sun was unwilling to rise.
3. a. In the first four lines, there is an exaggeration in the description. What is it?
=The male sarus appears as adapting to cull the sun out from the edge of the skyline. Surely, the winged animal can’t contact the sun with its nose or even arrive at the skyline. The bowed neck of the fowl and the exciting developments of the flying creature demonstrates the manner.
b. What is the figure of speech used here?
=Hyperbole is the figures of speech in use there.
4. How was the majestic neck humbled by the hunter?
=The neck of a Sarus crane is long, smooth, and wonderful. When the fledgeling was extending its neck and attempting to accomplish something incomprehensible like hauling the sun out of the edge of the skyline, the flying creature received a shot in the neck.
At the point when it tumbled down dead, the tracker, without giving any consideration to the excellence that was lost through his activity, nonchalantly got the winged animal’s hands and jaws’, folded it like a bit of paper, and tossed it into his pack without a second glance at it. As such, the magnificent neck has lowered the tracker.
5. The expression “picked up hands and jaws,” suggests,
a. callousness of the hunters.
b. heartlessness of the hunters.
c. urgency of the hunters.
d. cruelty of the hunters.
=(a) callousness of the hunters
6. ———————— is compared to ‘dirty linen’ (complete the
sentence using the correct option)
a. the proud neck of the bird
b. the dead body of the bird
c. the hands and jaws of the bird
d. the material of the bag
=(b) the dead body of the bird
7. “and sat to hatch/the blood-stained feathers/into a toddling chick”. This suggests,
a. that the female bird was out of her senses after the death of the male bird.
b. the intense love of the female bird towards its male partner.
c. the foolish act of the female bird.
d. the desperate act of the female bird to bring the male bird back to life.
=(a) that the female bird was out of her senses after the death of the male bird.
8. How is the end of the female crane suggested in the poem?
-In the end, a flood of the sea’s she had never observed’ went to her and diverted her. It is not the genuine ocean because the cranes lived close to the ocean. It very well may be a rush of sadness which the fowl had never referred to as long as her accomplice was alive.
She was in every case exceptionally cheerful, and the demise of the male fowl pushed her towards pity. Lamenting for the male winged creature and sitting on his blood-stained quills, the female fledgling neglected to eat or drink and hence, turning out to be extremely frail, met her end.
Read the following extract carefully. Discuss in pairs and then write the answers to the questions given below it.
1. A wave of the seas she had never seen/came to her from far away/and carried her to him.
a. What does ‘wave of the seas’ refer to?
=‘wave of the seas’ refers to A wave of grief.
b. What hadn’t the female bird seen before?
=The female bird hadn’t known grief or sadness before.
c. What figure of speech is used in the extract?
Discuss in pairs/groups of four each and answer the following questions. Individually, note down the points for each question and then develop the points into one-paragraph answers.
1. How is the callousness of the bird-killers brought out in the poem?
=The callousness of the bird is brought out in the manner the artist portrays the slaughtering of a male status fowl. It was shot when the flying creature had dunked its nose in the water.
It appeared as though it was attempting to haul the hesitant sun out of the water at the edge of the skyline. The trackers were not moved by the excellence of the fowl. They got the dead winged animal by its hands and jaws, what’s more, flung it into a course sack as though it were a bit of filthy material and the pack a washing sack.
2. How does the poet bring out the agony and desperation of the female crane in the poem?
=The crane’s pair forever. When the female crane got to see the trackers shot its mate dead and removed, the female sarus felt crushed. The fowl surrounded the sky with elegance grieving over the shameful finish of its accomplice.
After the executioners had left the spot, the female fledgling got back to the demise scene and continued flying around whimpering for its companions« with short and long moans looking like the Morse Code.
With her nose, she kissed and bloodstained quills of her mate which the breeze had not yet diverted, and plunked down to incubate them in the expectation she could resurrect him. This shows the misery and the give up on the winged animal.
3. Pick out any two figures of speech used in the poem and explain how they add to the effectiveness of the poem.
= The two figure of speech used in the poem are:-
The male Sarus crane has appeared as though it is extending its neck to pull out the sun from the edge of the skyline. It is demonstrated to be occupied with an outlandish demonstration, but the very endeavor to do it shows the mental fortitude of the crane. Notwithstanding, the fowl was no counterpart for the shrewdness and wantonness of man.
A wave of the seas she had never seen/came to her from far away/and carried her to him.