Class 10 English Amanda NCERT Solutions provides comprehensive answers to textbook questions, making your homework super easy and helping you understand the poem even better.
Class 10 English Amanda NCERT Solutions
Thinking about the Poem (Page 62)
1. How old do you think Amanda is? How do you know this?
Ans. I think Amanda is a teenager, that is, around 12 or 13. She has acne on her face. Usually, boys or girls at this` age have them on their faces.
2. Who do you think is speaking to her?
Ans. It is either her mother father, one speaking to her.
3. Why are Stanzas 2, 4 and 6 given in parenthesis?
Ans. Stanzas 2, 4 and 6 are given in parenthesis because they are not spoken by the speaker. Hem, there is a change in narration. These stanzas reflect the thoughts of a day-dreaming girl, that is, Amanda.
4. Who is the speaker in Stanzas 2, 4 and 6? Do you think this speaker is ‘listening to the speaker in Stanzas 1, 3, 5 and 7?
Ans. In stanza 2, 4 and 6 the speaker is Amanda. In Stanza 2fthe speaker is Amanda in the form of a mermaid, in stanza 4 in the form of an orphan and in stanzatr6i.in the form of a fairy. She does not listen to the speaker of stanzas 1, 3, 5 and 7 as she is a daydreaming girl.
5. What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid?
Ans. If Amanda were a mermaid, she could move about in the green sea blissfully.
6. Is Amanda an orphan? Why does she say so?
Ans. No, Amanda is not an orpar1Lnvandering in the street. It is clear in stanza 4. She says so because she wants to have freedom which perhaps she does not have to be a parental child.
7. Do you know the story of Rapunzel? Why does she want to be Rapunzel?
Ans. Rapunzel is the heroine of a fairy story. She is a beautiful girl with long hair. She is imprisoned in a tall tower by a witch. In the story, a handsome prince comes and is able to climb to the top of the tower to meet her. He calls out to her. “Rapunzel. Rapunzel, let down your long hair.” Amanda wants to be Rapunzel because then she will have long hair and her prince charming will come to rescue her from her dull life.
8. What does the girl yearn for? What does this poem tell you about Amanda?
Ans. The girl yearns for freedom. She wants to lead her life the way she likes. Perhaps she does not get freedom in her house. That is why, in her day-dreams, she imagines her to be free and charming.
9. Read the last stanza. Do you think Amanda is sulking and is moody?
Ans. The speaker thinks that Amanda is sulking. In fact, Amanda is not happy with her surroundings. She often escapes to the world of day-dreams. That is why, when she comes back from those dreams to the world of harsh reality, she seems to be sulking.