Class 8 Poem-12 COSMIC MURMUR (200 Words Subjective Unsolved)

By | July 31, 2018

Following are the reading comprehension worksheets  for class 8th in English These comprehension poems are known by many names as reading comprehension exercises, reading comprehension test, reading poems, reading skills, reading comprehension, ks2 reading , basic reading skills worksheets.  These ENGLISH short stories with questions and answers are printable and absolutely free. The  comprehension questions are value based. guarantees to be the best comprehension resource. Question types include subjective, objective and multiple choice  

 Read the given poem carefully and answer the following questions.


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 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 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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