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Question 1:

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

Answer:

The phrases that reflect the child’s joy and happiness are ‘love to rise in a summer morn’, ‘birds sing on every tree’, ‘the skylark sings with me’, and ‘sweet company’.

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Question 2:

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

Answer:

The phrases that reflect the changed mood are ‘it drives all joy away’ and ‘spend the day in sighing and dismay’.

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Question 3:

‘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.

Answer:

A cruel eye outworn’ refers to the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

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Question 4:

‘Nor sit in learning’s bower

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.

Answer:

Statement (ii) is a close paraphrase of the given lines.



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