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A. Fill in the blanks with words from the poem:
The poet visited her home in a country which was almost foreign to her. The school was surrounded by clogged canals and angles of alleys. Most of the girls are told that their lot in life is their fate. Poor girls in the poet’s country got married at the age of fifteen. The poet says that a wife is not the only thing a woman should aspire to be. The poet urges the girls to dream of a better life.
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B. Answer the following questions:
1. “The girls with a little money Get to see a little further Get to dream a little bigger…”
a. Where did the poet see the girls? Describe the locality. b. What has the poet compared the girls’ dreams with? c. What do the girls with a little money dream about? d. What can the other girls not even afford? What is praiseworthy about them?
Ans: a. The poet is talking about her hometown which is situated in a foreign land. The girls were seen in the locality in her hometown. There was a school surrounded by clogged canals and narrow lanes. The town also had many dead-end streets.
b. The poet has mentioned that the dreams of the girls burn like rubbish in the dead-end streets.
c. The girls with a little money dream about becoming doctor, dentist or a lawyer. They get to dream a bit further than others with no money.
d. Most of the other girls could not even afford uniforms and go to schools with difficulties and shame too. They would belong to families of milk sellers and rickshaw pullers and mostly want to be teachers. Their will to study even after so many difficulties is praiseworthy about those girls. They also have to raise their siblings and live with difficulties.
2. “All these girls want to be, /Every last one, /Teachers.” a. Who does the phrase ‘these girls’ refer to? What are their parents’ professions? b. What daily struggles do these girls go through? c. The girls are described as teetering on that one good track. Identify the figure of speech in the line and explain it in your own words.
[blur]2. “All these girls want to be, /Every last one, /Teachers.” a. Who does the phrase ‘these girls’ refer to? What are their parents’ professions? b. What daily struggles do these girls go through? c. The girls are described as teetering on that one good track. Identify the figure of speech in the line and explain it in your own words. Ans: a. ‘these girls’ refer to the girls who have almost no money, and they can hardly afford uniforms. Their parents are usually milk sellers and rickshaw pullers. b. They strive to survive. They have to work hard to go to schools, and also have to take responsibilities of their family members. These girls have to raise their younger siblings too. c. The figure of speech used is metaphor. ‘Teetering on that one good track’ It metaphorically means that the girls have to balance between home and school, and lead an unsteady state of mind. 3. “Women who fling wide those doors Who are heard and seen…” a. What doors are being referred to in the given lines? b. How do these doors spell magic for these girls? c. What kind of women do these girls aspire to be? d. How does the poet urge the girls to realise their dreams, towards the end of the poem? Ans: a. The poet has mentioned the school gate as ‘wardrobe doors to Narnia’. Narnia is a dreamland, and to these girls, a school is nothing less than a dreamland. b. The girls who fling wide these doors and enter the dreamland, usually stand tall and straight. They are seen and heard. Unlike the girls who dream of becoming a wife, these girls stand for themselves. c. These girls aspire to become something in their lives, and not get married at fifteen. d. The poet emphasizes that these girls should dream, and not aspire to be a wife. They should aspire to become a leader, a keeper, and a dream-driven seeker. The poet wants them to be teachers, because they have seen a lot in life. C. Identify the simile or metaphor in the following sentences. Then state the two things being compared: 1. Life is a journey. Ans: Metaphor. (Life is compared to a journey) 2. I am an owl while my brother is a lark. Ans: Simile. (The speaker of the line is compared to an owl, and the brother is compared to a lark) 3. When she spoke in anger, her words were daggers. Ans: Metaphor. (Words are compared to sharpness of daggers) 4. After the teacher scolded them, the boys were as quiet as mice. Ans: Simile. (The boys are compared to mice) 5. Her voice was music to my ears. Ans: Metaphor. (Voice was compared to music) 6. She remained as cool as a cucumber. Ans: Simile. (The girl is compared to a cucumber) 7. I was so tired that I slept like a log. Ans: Simile. (The speaker is compared to a log) D. Explain the imagery in the following lines: 1. Where sounds are louder/And colours are brighter/And voices clamour and surround. Ans: The words ‘louder’ and ‘brighter’ create a visual image of crowded streets. The above lines create an image of loud noises on crowded and chaotic streets. 2. Burning like rubbish in dead-end streets/Whispering like smoke blown on the breeze. Ans: The lines create a visual image of a crowded street filled with smoke and chaos. 3. In tin-roofed rooms at kerosene stoves Ans: This shows that the houses did not belong to well to do families. 4. And the man who hawks pots on his back Ans: This creates an image of a man selling pots to earn a livelihood. E. Identify the type of imagery in these lines and write them in the correct column. What do you weigh, O ye vendors? Saffron and lentil and rice. What do you grind, O ye maidens? Sandalwood, henna, and spice. What do you call, O ye pedlars? Chessmen and ivory dice. Smell Sound Taste Sandalwood Chessmen Saffron Henna ivory dice. lentil Spice rice[/blur]
[blur]Additional questions & answers: 1. What has the poet mentioned about girls who had some money? Ans: According to the poet, these girls still have the ability to dream further. They can go to schools and aspire to become a lawyer, a dentist or a doctor.[/blur]
[blur]TEXTBOOK SOLUTIONS-EXTRA QUESTIONS-MCQS OF TEACHERS BY TANSIM HOSSAIN 2. Why does the poet want some girls to become teachers? Ans: The girls with no money, who strive to go to a school or to even afford uniforms are the girls who the poet wants to become teachers. The poet feels that they have seen the world and they know a lot. They take responsibilities at homes, and raise their younger siblings too. They strive to survive and live a basic life. Thus, the poet believes that they also understand the actual meaning of achievements, and should teach others the meaning of life. 3. Describe the town that the poet is talking about. Ans: The poet mentions that the town is somewhere in a foreign country. The town is full of crowds and chaotic. It has a school which is surrounded by clogged canals and some narrow lanes. The streets are crowded and loud. MCQs: 1. What surrounds the school? A) A big field B) Clogged canals C) A small lake D) A landfill Ans: B) Clogged canals[/blur]
[blur]YOU ARE READING-TEXTBOOK SOLUTIONS-EXTRA QUESTIONS-MCQS OF TEACHERS BY TANSIM HOSSAIN 2. Which of the following professions do the girls with some money usually NOT aspire of becoming? A) Doctor B) Dentist C) Lawyer D) Writer Ans: D) Writer. 3. What did the poet mean by ‘Narnia’ when she used the phrase ‘wardrobe doors to a Narnia’? A) School B) Home C) Marriage D) Shops Ans: A) School. 4. What does the poet want the girls to do? A) She wants them to aspire and dream big B) She wants them to get married and take responsibilities of families C) She wants all the girls to become doctors D) The poet wants the girls to listen to their elders Ans: A) She wants them to aspire and dream big. 5. What is the central theme of the poem? A) Girls should get married at a young age B) Girls should be educated and motivated to dream big C) Girls should start becoming rebels D) The poem deals with problems women face Ans: B) Girls should be educated and motivated to dream big.[/blur]