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Read the poem given below carefully-
MY NEW BEST FRIEND
Today I met a great new friend
Who knew me right away;
It was funny how she understood
All that I had to say
She listened to my problems
She listened to my dreams;
We talked about love and life,
She’d been there, too –it seems!
I never once felt judged by her
She knew just how I felt;
She seemed to just accept me
With all the faults I’d been dealt.
She didn’t interrupt me
Or need to have her say;
She just listened very patiently
And didn’t go away
I wanted her to understand
How much this meant to me;
But as I went to hug her
Something startled me.
I put my arms in front me
And tried to pull her nearer;
And realized that my new best friend
Was nothing but a mirror.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet:
(i)’She listened to my problems……….’ “She ” referred to here is
(a) an old friend (b) a new friend at school
(c) a mirror (d) a young boy
(ii)’I never once felt judged by her “means
(a) she was never criticized by her friend (b) she was never appreciated
(c) she was never humiliated (d) she was never observed by her friend
(iii)’I wanted her to understand/How much this meant to me “what does this refer to?
(a) the love is shown (b) are shown
(c) patient obedience (d) patient hearing
(iv)’Something startled me” means
(a) She was shocked (b) she started her work
(c) she was filled with happiness (d) she was filled with disgust.
(v) The tone of the poem is
(a) ironical (b) confessional
(c) satirical (d) humorous.