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Chapter 5. The School Boy

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Poem – 5. The school boy


Q1. Find  three  or  four  words/phrases  in  stanza  1  that  reflect  the  child's happiness and joy.

Ans: I love to rise, when the birds sing, the skylarks sings with me, O! what sweet company.

Q2. In  stanza  2,  the  mood  changes.  Which  words/phrases  reflect  the changed mood?

Ans: “ It drives all joy away”, under a cruel eye outworn, In singing and dismay.

Q3. ‘A cruel eye outworn’ (stanza 2) refers to

(i)the classroom which is shabby/noisy.

(ii) the lessons which are difficult/uninteresting.

(iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Mark the answer that you consider right.

Ans: (iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Q4. ‘Nor sit in learning’s bow worn thro’ with the dreary shower ’

Which of the following is a close paraphrase of the lines above?

(i)Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.

(ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.

(iii)Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain

Ans: (iii)Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain.

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