12. Unseen Poem Comprehension for Class 8

By | March 27, 2020

Unseen Poem comprehension is an important part of learning English. We are providing unseen poem for class 8. Go through the following unseen poem with questions and answers for class 8 and be perfect in poetry comprehension.  We guarantee that this is the best poem comprehension for grade 8. Downloadable unseen poem worksheet is also available. Let’s Dive in-

  Read the given poem carefully and answer the following questions.

COSMIC MURMUR

In the din of city life
You cannot listen to the whispering murmur
of humanity–
Come with me to the sobbing forest
where the trembling trees whisper
their soul-stirring tale.
For millions of years
these now tortured trees
have been swinging merrily
hand in hand
shared life with birds and animals.
close companionship of colourful flora,
gleeful songs of lakes and rivulets.
But now
the craze for money of the hardened man
chopping and slashing the tree’s arms
have severed them from their life-long friends
These wise old deities bemoan
the fast erosion of our human habitat,
not their personal plight.
With mutual cooperation,
you can still save the universe
Listen
listen to their urgent call;
It’s time.

— Shiela Gujral

1.Why does the forest ‘sob’, the trees tremble?

2. Why did trees have a ‘happy past’?

3. Who cut trees off from their lifelong friends?

4. The theme of the poem relates to what?

5. The antonym of ‘bemoan’ is

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