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14 Jun

Once Upon a Time: Gabriel Okara

Once Upon a Time Gabriel Okara I 1. b    2. a    3. b II 1. The poem is addressed to his son/his own childhood. 2. There will be no thrice because by then the doors will be shut on him. 3. To be hypocritical. 4. Yes, nostalgia is the predominant feeling in the poem. This is a poem by the Nigerian poet Gabriel Okara, in which he laments the

14 Jun

Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa TS: Nissim Ezekiel

Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S. Nissim Ezekiel In this poem, Nissim Ezekiel uses simple Indian' English. Here he is making gentle fun of the people who cannot speak English properly by including in the poem common mistakes made by speakers whose mother tongue is not English. There are grammatical mistakes, strange arrangements of words and phrases and idioms which are dire

14 Jun

The Mask: Kamala Suraiya

The Mask Kamala Suraiya I 1. b   2. d   3. a II 1. ‘Piety’ means devotion to God. Here it means the girl’s devotion towards her lover.     2. Because it depicts the man in an adorable and respectful light.     3. Sun is described as ‘splintering’ because the reflection of the sun in the moving ri

14 Jun

Poor Girl: Maya Angelou

Poor Girl Maya Angelou   I 1. a II 1. The male lover is addressed As ‘you’ in the poem.    2. The male lover, the old beloved and the new beloved are the characters we come across in the poem.    3. She says so because she realises that the new beloved too will  soon experience rejection from the lover. III 1. When the love

14 Jun

Bicycle- David Malouf

Bicycle David Malouf I 1.b   2.b II. 1. The bicycle is the stranger from the streets.      2. A bookcase, two chairs and a mirror are the other inmates of the room.      3. The mirror remains undisturbed by the grandeur of the bicycle. It holds the storm of light unbroken, calmly accepting all traffic through its gaze. &