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1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
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Chapter 1.3: Have you ever seen...?

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Words that have the same spelling, but differ in meaning when used in different contexts are called homographs. For example,

  1. A temple fair attracts a lot of crowds.
    Her performance in the test was fair.

  2. A rose is the king of flowers.
    The sun rose with a golden glow.

Think of 5 homographs and list them below. Then write 2 sentences of your own, to bring out the difference in meanings.

Homograph

Sentences

(1)

  1. ______________

  2. ______________

(2)

  1. ______________

  2. ______________

(3)

  1. ______________

  2. ______________

(4)

  1. ______________

  2. ______________

(5)

  1. ______________

  2. ______________



SOLUTION

Homograph

Sentences 

(1) Close

  1. Shut: Did you close the windows before leaving the house?

  2. Near: The post office is close to the bank.

(2) Bat

  1. Cricket: Tom has a strange way of holding his cricket bat.

  2. An animal: We often see bats in our garden late at night.

(3) Fly

  1. Move through the air: I love to watch the birds fly in the open sky.

  2. An insect: I hated the experience when I found a fly in my soup.

(4) Left

  1. Direction: When you reach the end of the road, tum left.

  2. The past tense of leave: She left the office at 5 pm.

(5) Fan

  1. An admirer: I am a huge fan of Hollywood films.

  2. A cooling device: Can you switch off the fan, please?


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

When words with the same spelling or pronunciation are used in such a way that they convey more than one meaning, the figure of speech involved is called a pun.

A pun is a play upon words. For example,

  1. Hello! How’s life?

  2. Hell, O! It’s a strife.

Find other examples of pun with the help of your parents/teacher.

  1. _________________

  2. _________________

  3. _________________

  4. _________________



SOLUTION

  1. When his wife died, he cried for a second.

  2. Living life depends on the liver.

  3. You cannot buy a cap for your knee.

  4. Don't cross the bridge of your nose.


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

In poetry, when a question is asked, not to get an answer, but to emphasise a point of fact, it is an example of Interrogation.

For example : 

  • When can their glory fade?

  • Isn’t it time for the autumn’s glow?

From a popular book of poems/the internet, write down 3-4 examples of Interrogation used in poetry.

  1. ___________________

  2. ___________________

  3. ___________________

  4. ___________________



SOLUTION

  1. Do you want to be a success in this world?

  2. Would you hammer the nail on your toes?

  3. Can we do better next time?

  4. How can you sharpen your shoulder blades?


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

From each line in the poem, pick out the word that is a homograph. Write its meaning in the context of the phrase used in the poem. Then write the other meaning implied in the question.

Stanza

Word

One meaning

 

Other meaning

First

  1. bed

  2. ____

  3. ____

  4. ____

piece of furniture

bottom of the river, sea, etc.

Second

  1. ____

  2. ____

  3. ____

  4. ____

____________

____________

Third

  1. ____

  2. ____

  3. ____

  4. ____

____________

____________



SOLUTION

Stanza

Word

One meaning

 

Other meaning

First

  1. bed

  2. head

  3. foot

  4. hose

  1. piece of furniture

  2. part of body

  3. part of body

  4. a piece of clothing worn on the legs like a stocking

  1. bottom of the river, sea, etc.

  2. top of hammer

  3. the base of a mountain.

  4. an instrument used in the garden to water plants.

Second

  1. eye

  2. wing

  3. ribs

  4. trunk

  1. part of body

  2. part of building

  3. parts of the human body.

  4. part of a tree

  1. tiny opening on the top of the needle through which the needle is threaded.

  2. a body part of birds.

  3. part of the umbrella that supports the curves.

  4. a box that is used to store articles.

Third

  1. teeth

  2. hands

  3. plot

  4. bark

  1. parts of the human body

  2. parts of the human body.

  3. a land area

  4. part of a tree

  1. a gardening tool (part of a rake)

  2. parts of a clock

  3. a wicked or cruel plan

  4. sound of a dog.


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Write two lines from this poem which you find most humorous. Justify your choice.


SOLUTION

  • Does the needle ever wink its eye?
    Because the thought that putting the thread through its eye, will make it wink, is funny.

  • Why doesn't the wing of a building fly?
    Because imagining a building flying with its wings is funny.


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Find from the poem, three examples of Interrogation :

  1. ___________________

  2. ___________________

  3. ___________________



SOLUTION

Interrogation

  1. Does the needle ever wink its eye?

  2. Why doesn't the wing of a building fly?

  3. And what is the sound of the birch's bark?


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Find from the poem, three examples of Pun :

  1. ___________________

  2. ___________________

  3. ___________________



SOLUTION

Pun

  1. Has the foot of a mountain any toes?

  2. And is there a pair of garden hose?

  3. Can you tickle the ribs of a parasol?


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Find from the poem, three examples of Personification :

  1. ___________________

  2. ___________________

  3. ___________________



SOLUTION

Personification

  1. Does the needle ever wink its eye?

  2. Are the teeth of a rake ever going to bite?

  3. Can you tickle the ribs of a parasol?

1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Find from the poem, three examples of Alliteration :

  1. ___________________

  2. ___________________

  3. ___________________



SOLUTION

Alliteration

  1. A single hair from a hammer's head?

  2. Open the trunk of a tree at all?

  3. Can the garden plot be deep and dark?


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Form groups of four or five. Think, discuss, and add at least one more stanza, using the same style and devices as the poet has used. It should include homographs, interrogation, and the same rhythm and rhyme scheme.

Have /Does/Are __________________________________

__________________________________

__________________________________



SOLUTION

Do it Yourself.


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Read the following sentence carefully. Then fill in the blank using appropriate words, to make puns.

She had a photographic memory but never _________________ it.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



He was struggling to figure out how lightning works when it ________________ him.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



Every calendar’s days are ______________.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



A bicycle cannot stand on its own because it is _______________.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



I’m reading a book on anti-gravity. It’s impossible to _______________ the book.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



I’d tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn’t get a ___________________.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



What do you call Watson when Sherlock isn’t around?

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction



I would tell a history joke, but it’s too _______________.

OPTIONS

  • struck

  • numbered

  • too tired

  • developed

  • put down

  • homeless

  • old fashioned

  • reaction


1.3 Have you ever seen...? [Latest edition] Balbharati solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board

Read: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll.


SOLUTION

Do it Yourself.


Balbharati Solutions for English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board


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 • Chapter 1.2: A Synopsis-The Swiss Family Robinson

 • Chapter 1.3: Have you ever seen...?

 • Chapter 1.4: Have you thought of the verb ‘have’

 • Chapter 1.5: The Necklace

 • Chapter 2.1: Invictus

 • Chapter 2.2: A True Story of Sea Turtles

 • Chapter 2.3: Somebody’s Mother

 • Chapter 2.4: The Fall of Troy

 • Chapter 2.5: Autumn

 • Chapter 2.6: The Past in the Present

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 • Chapter 3.2: Reading Works of Art

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 • Chapter 3.4: How the First Letter was Written

 • Chapter 4.1: Please Listen!

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