Appreciation Question Solution of HSC English Question Bank 2021


(Q1)

Q.3 (B) Appreciation:

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

Money

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.

They felt I like  a child that holds

A trumpet that he must not blow

Because a man is dead; I dared

Not to 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.

-William H. Davies

  • About The poem, the significance of the title
  • Form of the poem, theme, and its significance
  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices
  • Inspirational messages, value, morals reflected
  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem
Answer:-

About The poem, and poet:

This poem is written by the poet William H Davies, who was born a rich man who wants to become poor to find real happiness in the world. We all know the real value of money when we don’t have money or have lost all our money. At the end of the poem, the poet tells that now he has no money with him but he has true few friends with him. The title of the poem is appropriate.

Form of the poem, theme, and its significant message:

 This poem is written in five stanzas. We can call it a philosophical poem. The poem has a moral lesson to us that when we are rich and have money all are our friends who are false and they will come to you because you have money. According to the poet poor man’s heart is light and their family happy and so now I have no money in my poverty but I have few real friends. So message or theme of this poem is that money is not important to be happy in life. It is a significant poem with a moral message for us.

Poetic style, language features, and poetic devices: 

The poem is very simple, clear, and easy to understand with a good message. Poet has used very simple words and style to express himself. The poem has no rhyme scheme. It has used closed rhyme. Poet devices like repetition, inversion, simile, antithesis, examples of repetition can be seen in the first-line where the word ‘money is repeated.

My opinion about the poem: 

I think it is one of the interesting poem teaching me a moral lesson that money is not important to live a happy life. I liked the last two lines of this poem, they are. “But now I have no money, O! My friends are real, though very few.

(Q2)

Q.3 (B) Appreciation:

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

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.

-Sarojini Naidu

  • About The poem, significance of the title
  • Form of the poem, theme and its significance
  • Poetic style, language features, poetic devices
  • Inspirational messages, value, morals reflected
  • Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem
Answer:-

About The poem, significance of the title: 

“Indian Weavers” is a short poem written by a very famous Indian Poetess named Sarojini Naidu. She was the first Indian woman who became president of the Indian National Congress. In this poem poetess talks about three types of garment that the weaver weave at three particulars time of a day. The title of the poem is very symbolic and the colours of the cloth used in the poem are very significant as they indicate the mood-related to the events.

Poetic style, language features, poetic devices: 

In the poem poetess portrays a different genre too close to life and death, and all that lies in between the only truths that govern the existence of each being, that is,  life and death. The language used in the poem is very simple, clear, and easy to understand. The rhyme scheme of the poem is ‘AABB.   The fact that weavers weave ‘a the break of the day is very important. The start of new days has been used as a smile to give us a hint about the majestic royalty that is symbolic of the color blue. Through the poem, we find metaphors and simile figures of speech.

Inspirational messages, values, morals reflected: 

The poem praises the weavers of India while representing the three-stage of life. The birth stage, adulthood that is life, and the third is death. In the final stanza death has been portrayed “White as a feather, white as a cloud”. The message of the poem is that we all have to pass through these three stages of life and nobody is an exception to the rule. Everybody who has taken both is going to die.

Your opinion and critical evaluation of the poem: 

For me, this poem teaches a lesson that life and death are two sides of the same coin. We should enjoy both and should not get bothered about death.

(Q3)

(B) APPRECIATION: (04)
Read the extract carefully and write an appreciation of the poem considering the following points.

  1. About the poet and the title
  2. The theme
  3. Poetic style, Language, poetic devices.
  4. Special feature
  5. Values
  6. 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
Answer:-

About Poem|Poet|Tittle: 

The poem father returning Home by Dilip chitre is probably the most famous poem by this Indian poet. It is an autobiographical poem where the poet shows the loneliness and World’s Worriness of an old man in modern society by depicting a picture of his own father returning home from work.


The Theme: 

The poem, Father returning home focuses on the theme of Alienation or estrangement experienced by the aged in the twilight years. We get to know about Alienation, Isolation, and Misery Experienced by Elderly people especially in cities


Poetic Style/Language /Poetic devices: 

Dilip Chitre poetry follows the tradition of dramatic monologue. The poet uses some fine imagery to describe the lurking loneliness of Commuters. He has made usage of Alliteration, Repetition, Inversion, Transferred Epithet, Synecdoche, etc figures of speech in the poem.


Message: 

The poem gives us a moral lesson. The message of the poem is in the Materialistic Man-Made world the behavior of people changes. Man has forgotten the value of true love, respect towards elders. But one should not ignore his/her family members. The poem gives us a valuable message of love reality and the truth of the modern materialistic world.


Special Feature: 

It is a free verse type poem. It is a dramatic monologue. The tone of the poem is in a little depression. The poem consists of two stanzas of 12 lines each No rhyme scheme is Used.


Your opinion about the poem: 

I like this poem for its real and brutally honest depiction of modern life. The poem speaks of a classic disconnection between generations I Understood that in this Materialistic world nobody is Caring for anyone. It gives a principle of life: Give Respect and Take Respect

(Q4)

(B) Appreciation: (4)
Read the given extract and write the appreciation of the given poem based on the following aspects.

  1. About the poet and the title
  2. The theme
  3. Poetic style, Language, poetic devices.
  4. Special feature
  5. Values
  6. Your opinion about the poem
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

 

 

 

Answer:-

The Inchcape Rock

‌About Poem/Poet/Title: 

The poem “The Inchcape Rock” is written by a British Poet Robert Southey. It is the story of the Abbot of Aberbrothok who had Installed a Warning Bell on the Inchcape Rock. Robert Southey is an English poet. He was a famous historian, Biographer, Essayist, and poet. The title is Apt.


‌The theme: 

The central theme of the poem runs around the proverb “as you sow so shall you reap” it is about the Evil feeling of jealousy who do bad things will ultimately be punished. Even We know that the Evil digs a pit for others but fall into the same.

Poetic style/ language/ poetic devices: 

The poem is a ballad type. The story of Good and Evil is told in the Poetic style. There are ‌four lines in each stanza. It has an “AABB” rhyme scheme. There is a total of Sixteen stanzas, There are some Archaic words used in the poem such as”quoth, canst, Blest”.

Language/Poetic devices: 

The language of the poem is easy to understand for the readers. The poem begins with the metaphor of a pleasant mood with a Calm sea. The poem consists of different figures of speech such as repetition alliteration, onomatopoeia, Apostrophe, Inversion, etc.

‌Special feature: 

The Poet has used descriptive and narrative techniques to enhance the effect of the poem. It is a didactic one. It teaches the moral of being Human and kind for all human beings.

Message:

As you sow so, shall you reap”. When we try to trouble others trouble first comes to the doer. The poem proves that crime gets its own punishment it gives us a valuable message of wisdom and reality

Your opinion about the poem: 

This poem gives important morals to all human beings. It is Applicable for the current society to stop crimes and evil deeds. Lastly, I understood the principle of life” live and let live”

(Q5)

(B) Appreciation: (4)
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?25
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?
Answer:-

About the poem/Tittle/Poet: 

The title of the poem is Have you Earned Your Tomorrow. It is an Optimistic and Inspirational Poem. The Poet has to Inspire the readers and convey his ideas. The poem is written by Edgar guest an American writer of British origin.

The Theme: 

One should Consider One’s Actions and deeds carefully and plan accordingly for a better future in short we have to do something for the betterment of others.

Poetic device/Poetic Style/Language: 

It is an inspirational poem the poet has used a simple style and optimistic tone of writing. The poem has four stanzas. Each stanza contains at least two or three questions. Alliteration and interrogation synecdoche/interrogation are used The Rhyme scheme of the poem is “AABB”.

Message: 

The message of the poem is “One should Consider One’s Actions and deeds Carefully and Plan Accordingly for a better future. It gives a Valuable Message of hope, Optimism, Positivity, good work, honestly.

Special feature: 

The poet has made use of Rhetorical Questions.

Your Opinion about the poem: 

I am really inspired by reading this poem. I understood that if you work hard today for others definitely god will give you a better tomorrow. I personally learned that I have to work hard today for my better tomorrow. Lastly, I understood that the Principle of life: Service to Man is service to God.

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