HSC ENGLISH SET 4: Q.3 POETRY (15 Marks) QUESTION BANK SYJC BOARD EXAM 2023.

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SECTION II – POETRY AND APPRECIATION

SET 4: Q.3 POETRY (15 Marks)

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Q.3 (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities given below: (10)

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, 

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.


Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, 

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, 

Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, 

Strong and content I travel the open road.


The earth, that is sufficient,

I do not want the constellations any nearer,

I know they are very well where they are,

I know they suffice for those who belong to them.


(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,

I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go, 

I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,

I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)


A1 Pick out the two lines which describe the phrase ‘good fortune’. (02)

1) ____ 

2) ____

A2 ‘Still here I carry my old delicious burdens’ Give reasons for this statement. (02)

A3 Name and explain figure of speech used in the following line. (02) 

‘The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose’

A4 Express your own views regarding the following line. (02) 

‘Song of the open road’

A5 Compose four lines on ‘Journey of life’. by using rhyming word. (02)

(B) Appreciation : (04)

When I had money, money, O!

I knew no joy till I went poor; 

For many a false man as a friend 

Came knocking all day at my door.


Then felt I like a child that holds 

A trumpet that he must not blow 

Because a man is dead; I dared

Not speak to let this false world know.


Much have I thought of life, and seen

How poor men's hearts are ever light; 

And how their wives do hum like bees 

About their work from morn till night.


So, when I hear these poor ones laugh, 

And see the rich ones coldly frown 

Poor men, think I, need not go up

So much as rich men should come down.


When I had money, money, O! 

My many friends proved all untrue; 

But now I have no money, O! 

My friends are real, though very few.

Read the given extract and write a poetic appreciation of the poem with help of the following points.

About the poet and the title

The theme

Language/ poetic devices used in the poem

Special features

Your opinion about the poem

Q3. (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities gives below: (10)

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,

Why do you weave a garment so gay?

Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,

We weave the robes of a new-born child.


Weavers, weaving at fall of night,

Why do you weave a garment so bright?

Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,

We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.


Weavers, weaving solemn and still,

What do you weave in the moonlight chill?

White as a feather and white as a cloud,

We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

A1 Fill in the columns based on your understanding of the poem. (2)


Time of the Day

Type of Garment

Colour of Garment

For whom

Early in the Morning

____

Blue

New-born child

____

Marriage veils of Queen

Purple and Green

____

In the Dead Night

Dead man’s funeral shroud

____

Dead Man


A2 Complete the following web about what weavers compare the garments being woven by them. (2)

Complete the following web about what weavers

A3 Describe in your own words the steps or measures that you would take to solve the problems of weavers. (2)

A4 The rhyme scheme in the first stanza is ‘aabb’. Find rhyme scheme in the second and third stanza and also write down the rhyming pairs of words of the second and third stanza from the given extract. (2)

A5 Compose four lines on ‘importance of clothes.’ (2)

(B) Appreciation: (4)

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  1. About the poem, significance of the title.

  2. Form of the poem, theme and its significance.

  3. Poetic style, language features, poetic devices.

  4. Inspirational message, values, morals reflected.

  5. Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, 

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.


Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune, 

Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, 

Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, 

Strong and content I travel the open road.


The earth, that is sufficient,

I do not want the constellations any nearer,

I know they are very well where they are,

I know they suffice for those who belong to them.

Q.3 (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities given below: (10)

No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,

The Ship was still as she could be;

Her sails from heaven received no motion,

Her keel was steady in the ocean.


Without either sign or sound of their shock,

The waves flow’d over the Inchcape Rock;

So little they rose, so little they fell,

They did not move the Inchcape Bell.


The Abbot of Aberbrothok

Had placed that bell on the Inchcape Rock;

On a buoy in the storm it floated and swung,

And over the waves its warning rung.


When the Rock was hid by the surge’s swell,

The Mariners heard the warning Bell;

And then they knew the perilous Rock,

And blest the Abbot of Aberbrothok.


A1 Complete the web. (02)

Complete the web.

A2 Give reasons. (02)

Abbot of Aberbrothok placed a bell on the Inchcape rock

because____

A3 If you were Abbot of that era, what would you do to make the ship safe from crashing at

Inchcape rock. (02)

A4 Complete the table. (02)


Examples

Figure of Speech

Explanation

1.The Ship was still as she could be.

____

____

2. No stir in the air, no stir in the sea.

____

____


A5 Compose a short poem.


No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,

____

____

Her keel was steady in the ocean.

(B) APPRECIATION: (04)

Read the extract carefully and write an appreciation of the poem considering the following points.

  • About the poet and the title

  • The theme

  • Poetic style, Language, poetic devices.

  • Special feature

  • Values

  • Your opinion about the poem


My father travels on the late evening train

Standing among silent commuters in the yellow light

Suburbs slide past his unseeing eyes

His shirt and pants are soggy and his black raincoat


Stained with mud and his bag stuffed with books

Is falling apart. His eyes dimmed by age

fade homeward through the humid monsoon night.

Now I can see him getting off the train


Like a word dropped from a long sentence.

He hurries across the length of the grey platform,

Crosses the railway line, enters the lane,

His chappals are sticky with mud, but he hurries onward.


Home again, I see him drinking weak tea,

Eating a stale chapati, reading a book.

He goes into the toilet to contemplate

Man's estrangement from a man-made world.


Coming out he trembles at the sink,

The cold water running over his brown hands,

A few droplets cling to the greying hairs on his wrists.

His sullen children have often refused to share


Jokes and secrets with him. He will now go to sleep

Listening to the static on the radio, dreaming

Of his ancestors and grandchildren, thinking

Of nomads entering a subcontinent through a narrow pass.


Q.3 (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities given below: (10)

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? 

Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?

This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; 

Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?


Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? 

Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? 

Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, 

Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?


Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, 

That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?

Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;

Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?


Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? 

Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?

As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, 

You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

A1 Complete the following web. (02)

Complete the following web

A2 You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today? Explain the meaning of these lines. (02)

A3 How does your ‘good deeds’ help others to rejoice? (02)

A4 Identify & write the lines from the poem which express the following figure of speech and explain it. (02)

A5 With the help of following words compose four lines. (02)

____ Share

____ Give  

____ Care  

____ live


(B) Appreciation: (4)

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,

Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .

Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,

We weave the robes of a new-born child.


Weavers, weaving at fall of night,

Why do you weave a garment so bright? . . .

Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,

We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.


Weavers, weaving solemn and still,

What do you weave in the moonlight chill? . . .

White as a feather and white as a cloud,

We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  1. About the poem, significance of the title.

  2. Form of the poem, theme and its significance.

  3. Poetic style, language features, poetic devices.

  4. Inspirational message, values, morals reflected.

  5. Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.


Q.3 (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities given below: (10)


Home again, I see him drinking weak tea,

Eating a stale chapati, reading a book.

He goes into the toilet to contemplate

Man's estrangement from a man-made world.

Coming out he trembles at the sink,

The cold water running over his brown hands,

A few droplets cling to the greying hairs on his wrists.

His sullen children have often refused to share

Jokes and secrets with him. He will now go to sleep

Listening to the static on the radio, dreaming

Of his ancestors and grandchildren, thinking

Of nomads entering a subcontinent through a narrow pass. wrists.


A1 Complete the given flowchart about father’s activities at home. (02)

Complete the given flowchart about father’s activities at home.

A2 Find the lines to highlight the relation of children and father. (02)

a) ____ 

b) ____

A3 Would you like to celebrate ‘Father’s day’? If yes how/ If not why? (02)

A4 Name the figure of speech in the following line and give one more example. (02)


“coming out he trembles sat the sink”

A5 Read the following lines and add two poetic lines to rhyme with line. (02)


He will now go to sleep

Listening to static on the radio 

____ 

____


(B) Appreciation: (04)

On the deck the Rover takes his stand,

So dark it is they see no land.

Quoth Sir Ralph, “It will be lighter soon,

For there is the dawn of the rising Moon.”


“Canst hear,” said one, “the breakers roar?

For methinks we should be near the shore.”

“Now, where we are I cannot tell,

But I wish we could hear the Inchcape Bell.”


They hear no sound, the swell is strong,

Though the wind hath fallen they drift along;

Till the vessel strikes with a shivering shock,

“Oh Christ! It is the Inchcape Rock!”


Sir Ralph the Rover tore his hair,

He curst himself in his despair;

The waves rush in on every side,

The ship is sinking beneath the tide.


Read the given extract and write a poetic appreciation of the poem with the help of the following points.


  • About the poet and the title

  • The theme

  • Language/ poetic devices used in the poem

  • Special features

  • Your opinion about the poem

Q.3 (A) Read the given extract and complete the activities given below: (10)

When I had money, money, O!

I knew no joy till I went poor; 

For many a false man as a friend 

Came knocking all day at my door.


Then felt I like a child that holds 

A trumpet that he must not blow 

Because a man is dead; I dared

Not speak to let this false world know.


Much have I thought of life, and seen

How poor men's hearts are ever light; 

And how their wives do hum like bees 

About their work from morn till night.


So, when I hear these poor ones laugh, 

And see the rich ones coldly frown 

Poor men, think I, need not go up

So much as rich men should come down.


When I had money, money, O! 

My many friends proved all untrue; 

But now I have no money, O! 

My friends are real, though very few.

A1 Complete the web (02)

Complete the web

A2 Complete the sentences. (02)

1) The poet wanted to become poor because ____

2) The poet doesn’t want to speak to this fake world ____

A3 ‘Can we live without money’ write your view’s about this statement. (02)

A4 Complete the following table.(04)


Stanza

Rhyming scheme

Rhyming words

Stanza-01

____

____

Stanza-02

____

____


A5 Compose four lines on ‘friendship’. (02)

(B) Appreciation: (04)

Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.


  • Form of the poem, theme and its significance

  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices

  • Inspirational message, values, morals reflected

  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem.


Is anybody happier because you passed his way? 

Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?

This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; 

Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?


Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? 

Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? 

Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, 

Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?


Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, 

That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?

Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;

Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?


Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? 

Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?

As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, 

You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

For SET 1: Q.1 A SEEN PASSAGES (12 Marks)

For SET 2: Q. 1 B NON-TEXTUAL GRAMMAR (4 Marks)

For SET 3: Q. 2 C MIND MAPPING (3 Marks)

For SET 4: Q.3 POETRY (15 Marks) 

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