Chapter-9.1 Fog- NCERT Solution

By | April 26, 2019

NCERT TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS SOLVED

Thinking About the Poem (Page 115)

Q1. (i) What does Sandburg think the fog is like?

Ans. Sandburg thinks that the fog is like a small cat.

(ii) How does the fog come?

Ans. The fog comes silently like a small cat. It comes suddenly from nowhere unseen like a stalking cat.

(iii) What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to?

Ans. The word ‘it’ in the third line refers to the fog as well as to the cat. The fog changes into a metaphorical cat and the cat changes back into the fog.

(iv) Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.

Ans. Yes, the poet actually says that the fog is like a cat. The following examples prove it.

(a) The fog comes ‘on little cat feet’.

(b) It engulfs everything inside its fold as the cat does while sitting on its haunches.

(c) The cat never stays in one place. In the same way, the fog comes suddenly and moves ahead within no time.

Q2. You know that a metaphor compares two things by transferring a feature of one thing to the other. (See unit 1)

(i) Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below. Also, try to say how they are alike. The first is done for you.

Storm tiger pounces over fields, growls
Train    
Fire    
School    
Home

 

   

 Ans.

Storm tiger pounces over fields, growls
Train caterpillar moves with numerous legs
Fire sun warmth, brilliance
School temple temple of learning
Home shelter provides protection and safety

 

                                                                                

(ii)Think about a storm. Try to visualise the force of the storm, hear the sound of the storm, feel the power of the storm and the sudden calm that happens afterwards. Write a poem about the storm comparing it with an animal.

Ans. A storm and a lion

Both are the same

Can you ever

Overpower them or tame

Threaten and will destroy

All it is their only game.

Q3. Does this poem have a rhyme scheme? Poetry that does not have an obvious rhythm or rhyme is called ‘free verse’.

Ans. The poem Tog’ has no rhyme scheme. It is written in the ‘blank verse’ or ‘free verse’.

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