Class-9 Unseen Poem-15 MIRANDA (Unsolved)

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 Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow-

Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror,
Miranda in Miranda’s sight
Is old and grey and dirty;
Twenty-nine she was last night;
This morning she is thirty.
Shining like the morning star,
Like the twilight shining,
Haunted by a calendar,
Miranda is a pining.
Silly girl, silver girl,
Draw the mirror toward you;
Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.
Time is timelessness for you;
Calendars for the human;
What’s a year, or thirty, to
Did loveliness make the woman?
Oh, Night will not see thirty again,
Yet soft her wing, Miranda;
Pick up your glass and tell me, then
How old is Spring, Miranda?

Answer the following Questions:

1. Miranda is unhappy with waking up as ……………….

i)she fears the sun.                                                                         ii)   she is scared of the mirror.

iii)  she hates her birthday.                                                         iv) she is unable to face the reality of ageing.

2. The poetic device used in the poem is ……………..

i)simile and metaphor                                                                  ii) simile and personification

iii) metaphor and alliteration                                                    iv)imagery and symbolism

3. The word ‘silver’ in line 13 refers to her ……………………

i) colour                                                                               ii) age

iii) hair                                                                                iv)dress

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