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Question 7:

Complete the table by explaining the following phrases/ sentences in your own words:

Phrases

Meanings

happy memories light up a life that is nearing its close

the sounds helped him along his lonely way

the cold used sleep to extend its sway over all things even as a false friend lulls his chosen victim with caressing smiles

when the evening of his life was drawing in, he left his old ways and suddenly took a new

turn

the whole universe is built up through love and that the grief of separation is inescapable

the post-master, a man with a face as sad and as inexpressive as a pumpkin, would be seen sitting on his chair inside

And so the clerk, like a worshipper of Vishnu, repeated his customary thousand names

The haughty temper of the official had quite left him in his sorrow and anxiety, and had laid bare his human heart

Answer:

Meanings:

  • Happy memories are a source of joy when one is old and about to die.

  • The sounds of grinding mills, women singing at work were like a company in his otherwise long, lonely journey from his home to the post office.

  • The early morning cold induced sleep as a result everybody would be fast asleep and there would be no activity. The early morning cold is just li…

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