24. Unseen Poem Comprehension for Class 8

By | May 13, 2023

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-


Once there were two magnificent towers,

Where lived and worked so many of ours.

It took seven long years to build them straight

They stood near the Empire State.

This event happened on the eleventh of September,

It’s an occurrence that generations will remember.

Because thousands of people have died,

Not only of the US but the world’s pride.

Everyone saw with awe and fright,

Twin towers crash in broad daylight.

None quite knows what will happen now,

When? Where? And how?

May God give wisdom to those,

Who are devils in gentlemen’s pose?

Now let us all remove hatred and vice,

And let the world be happy and nice.

On the basis of your reading of the above poem answer the following questions-

(a) What the title of the poem implies?  

 (b) For whom or what the pronoun ‘them’ in the third line has been used?

 (c) What is the meaning of the expression ‘Who are devils in gentlemen’s pose’?

 (d) What can we infer from this line – ‘None quite knows what will happen now’?

 (e)  How many years were consumed to build the twin towers?

f) If we consider the incident what type of incident is this?

g) What is the meaning of the word ‘Magnificent’?

h)What does the poet want by revealing the incident?


Answer. (a)The title implies that the poem is about the tragedy that occurred on the 11th of September

Answer. (b)The word ‘them’ has been used for towers                                

Answer- (c)Wolves are in lambs’ clothing

Answer- (d)No one knows about what is to come.

Answer- (e)The building of twin towers took seven years.

Answer- (f)It can be levelled an unforgettable incident.                                                

Answer- (g)Magnificent’ means splendid.

Answer- (h)The poet wants to remove all vices and hatred.

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