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Chapter 7. When I set out for Lyonnesse

NCERT Exercise

Poem – 7. When I set out for Lyonnesse

Q1. In the first stanza, find words that show

(i) that it was very cold.

(ii) that it was late evening.

(iii) that the traveller was alone

Ans: (i) Rime.

(ii) Starlight

(iii) Lonesomeness.

Q2. (i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was

(a) improbable.

(b )impossible.

(c )unforeseeable.

(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Ans: (i) (c )unforeseeable.

(ii) No prophet durst declare;

Nor did the wisest wizard guess.

What would bechance at Lyonnesse.

Q3. (i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following.‘Everyone noticed something, and they made guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.

(ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed,

Ans: (i) ‘All marked with mute surmise’

(ii) “My radiance and fathomless.’

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