This was before the poet was born.6. How is the poet able to remember her mother’s childhood? Q2. Both these pasts are remembered with a difficult and yet easy sense of loss. on Literature from Brockenhurst College in London in the year 1953. The cardboard refers to the childhood photograph of her mother. About poet’s childhood memoriesB. Laboured ease, 17. The girls were paddling in the water. (a) ironic(b) cry(c) sad(d) None of the above, Question 4.What was the favourite memory of the poet? Rahel Bluwstein is rightfully considered the “founding mother” of modern Hebrew poetry by women. Line 10 – 13: Your email address will not be published. 1. Who is the poet/poetess of the poem ‘A Photograph’? Life is not permanent. Years fled past since then. after her mother diedB. (a) eleven years old(b) thirteen years old(c) twelve years old(d) fourteen year old, Question 10.Who is the poet/poetess of the poem ‘A Photograph’? ironicB. Who went for the sea holiday in the past? Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow: Some twenty- thirty- years latershe’d laugh at the snapshot. His works influenced other poets like Robert Francis, James Wright, Edward Thomas, Richard Wilbur, and Seamus Heaney. The first stanza refers to the childhood of the poet’s mother. Class 11 English Hornbill A Photograph Long Answer Type Questions. Both’ refers to the poet’s mother remembering her past sea holiday as well as the poet remembering her mother’s laughter. They are paddling in the water. Third, the present, when the poetess is looking at the photograph and is thinking about all this time that has passed. Both wryD. Q 17 Some twenty – thirty –years later; She’d laugh at the snapshot, “See Betty And Dolly”, she’d say, “and look how they Dressed us for the beach”. The poet talks about a particular cardboard to which is pasted her mother’s photograph taken at the sea beach. beach holidaysB. It seems to wash their feet which by nature, are transient because human life is short-lived as compared to nature. her mother’s laughterC. Ans. (a) after her mother died(b) after she grown up(c) after her mother grown up(d) None of the above, Question 2.What Epithet literary device was used in the poem? twelveD. Her mother was around twelve years old and was in the middle. What is the poem ‘A Photograph’ about? In these lines, the poet is looking at an old photo album which is made up of cardboard. The poet looks at a childhood photograph of her mother. her cousinsC. Now she’s has been dead nearly as many yearsAs that girl lived. Q3. 8. Ans. The cardboard shows me how it was B. five years ago. 1. Does this suggest something to you? Her mother grew up into an adult. Line 16 – 19: } The silence of the photograph silences the poet. When the adjective for one noun like life is transferred to another noun like feet, it is called transferred epithet. That’s why the poet has used the words, ‘that girl’. Q. Ans. only her mother, 6. Q. The former poet laureate meditates on the activity of texting and shares her thoughts regarding it in this poem. Ans. The poem ‘A Photograph’ is written by Shirley Toulson. The poetess wanted to show that change is the only static thing in life. Both of them lost something. What was the favourite memory of the poet?A. 2. Ans. The poem delineates three distinct stages in the transit of life. How does the poet feel when she remembers her mother? Second, the recent past, when the poetess and her mother were discussing the photograph. (a) Her grandfather(b) Her uncle(c) Her mother’s friend(d) Her grandmother, Question 7.Who are on both sides of her mother? The poet is sad about her mother’s demise twelve years ago and her laugh is her favourite past memory. holding handsD. Ans. threeD. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The cardboard shows me how it wasWhen the two girl cousins went paddlingEach one holding one of my mother’s hands,And she the big girl – some twelve years or so.All three stood still to smile through their hairAt the uncle with the camera, A sweet faceMy mother’s, that was before I was bornAnd the sea, which appears to have changed lessWashed their terribly transient feet. And of this circumstanceThere is nothing to say at all,Its silence silences. Her mother has been dead for more than twelve years. Q. Plastic, 7. Who are on both sides of her mother?A. The sea has stood the onslaught of time. All the exercises and Question and Answers given at the back of the lesson have been covered. None of the above, 20. In this poem, she recalls her mother and her memories while looking at a childhood photograph when her mother was twelve years old or so. The poet’s mother died about twelve years ago. Ans. The poet’s mother would laugh at the snapshot after twenty – thirty years later. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Q. Mother remembered her past with nostalgia. They were escorted by the uncle, who clicked the camera. Her mother died about 12 years ago.10. A glimpse of the photograph perhaps revived some feelings of shared joy and she laughed. While the sea which touched their feet in that beach holiday hadn’t changed over the years. Ans. What does the word ‘cardboard’ denote in the poem? Terribly transientB. Both wry (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After about twenty or thirty years the poet’s mother would look at the photograph laughing nostalgically and remembering the past. Amanda Gorman, 22, was recommended for the event by the future First Lady, Jill Biden, herself. Years fled past since then. playingB. Q. Ans. C. thirteen years ago. Contents1 My Mother at Sixty-six NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Flamingo Poem 11.1 My Mother at Sixty-six NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers1.2 My Mother at Sixty-six Extra Questions and Answers1.3 My Mother at Sixty-six About the poem1.4 My Mother at Sixty-six Summary in English1.5 My Mother at Sixty-six Summary in Hindi1.6 My Mother […] Nature is perennial while human life is temporary or transient. It suggests the immortality of sea as compared to the mortal human beings whose life comes to an end finally. What was the favourite memory of her mother?A. The silence of the photograph silences the poet.11. What impression do you form of the poetess and the poetess’s mother after reading the poem A Photograph’? The poet calls their feet ‘terrible transient’ as they were so young by then and now they had grown older. I want to read from you a very nice poemA poem of love and blasphemyA poem that I would love very muchSend me countless poems of crazy versesI’m dying to read your works and reread youI would like to live your words and your sayingsI want to hear your darling female voiceAnd think, out loud, of the muted linesAll the verses, alexandrines and quatrains While they were paddling on the beach, her uncle clicked a photograph. The poet uses a transferred epithet (terribly transient feet) in order to make this comparison and highlight the terribly short-lived life of her mother. My mother’s, that was before I was born. holding hands and went for paddling, 9. Who took the photograph of her mother with her cousin? What are they? Ans. Ans: The camera has captured the poet’s mother and her two cousins, Betty and Dolly, on the beach. Ans. Answer: The poet’s mother is shown in the poem as a young girl of twelve. She died twelve years ago. They will always be seen as loss. Ans. None of the above, 11. vacationsD. 4. Who was the big girl and how old was she? Q. Ans. Tone of the poem is therefore sad. The situation has been given the human quality of silence and the sound of ‘s’ has been repeated). Does this suggest something to you? fourteen year old, 4. The poetess through the poem photograph conveys the message of impermanence of life. They all underwent changes while the sea stood still. She would appreciate the dress worn by her cousins Betty and Dolly. Rahel’s affiliation with the avant-garde group of Second Aliyah pioneers, her dedication to Zionist ideals and her agonizing death, made her a symbol in the eyes of the Israeli public—and her mythic status persists to this day. Elizabeth JenningsD. She is around twelve years old when the picture was taken. “See BettyAnd Dolly,” she’d say, “and look how theyDressed us for the beach.” The sea holidaywas her past, mine is her laughter. The photograph is special as she has lost her mother sometime back and looking at the photograph makes her happy as well as sad. Time fled past since then and all those who are in the photograph underwent changes while the sea remained the same. There is nothing to say at all. Q. The poet looks at the photograph of her mother which was taken when her mother was 12 years old. What is the meaning of the line “Both wry with the laboured ease of loss.”. She loves ‘her ‘sweet’ face and notes the changes in it as she advances in age. Why has this word been used? (a) her mother’s memories(b) her mother’s laughter(c) her own vacation memories(d) her childhood memories, Question 5.After how many years did her mother laugh on seeing the photograph? When the two girl cousins went paddling, She remembers how much her mother had changed from a young girl. The girl in the middle is the poet’s mother. Q. How did the cousins accompany mother for paddling? two girls and one boyD. 3. Its silence silences. The sea touched her terribly transient feet which depicted that she changed over the years and the sea remained the same. The poet’s mother laughed at the snapshot. She is carefree and full of enjoyment during her seaside holiday. The girl in the photograph seems like a different person altogether. Ans. 5. Both wryWith the laboured ease of loss. happy and nostalgicC. Her uncleC. The coming together of two opposite ideas to describe the same entity. With the laboured ease of loss. This laugh indicates her remembering her past. twenty-threeC. SteelD. It brought joy to her when she looked at the snapshot. her mother’s memoriesB. What impression do you form of the poet’s mother after reading the poem ‘A Photograph’? Teacher-poetess dies of cancer the day her book of poems is published Diagnosed in May this year, she was undergoing treatment at a Jalandhar-based hospital where she breathed her last early Monday. Her family requested a publisher and got a physical copy of the book, a collection of poems, which was consigned to flames with her. If you were the poet, what title would you give to this poem and why. eleven years oldB. Q.4. The sea holiday brought a sad smile (wry) to the mother’s face because she couldn’t relive it but was glad that she once had. })(window, document); https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoIr30tNT8CbGMzfnxuWEQNJsGtk3QMaV, Class 12 English Chapter wise Explanation, CBSE Class 11 English Lessons - summary and explanation, Chapter 1 The Portrait of a Lady CBSE Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die… if We Can All Be Together CBSE Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 3 Discovering Tut: the Saga Continues Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 4 Landscape of the Soul Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 5 The Ailing Planet: the Green Movement’s Role Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 6 The Browning Version Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 7 The Adventure Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 8 Silk Road Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 1 Snapshots Book The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 2 Snapshots Book The Address Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 3 Snapshots Book Ranga’s Marriage Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 4 Snapshots Book Albert Einstein at School Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 5 Snapshots Book Mother’s Day Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 6 Snapshots Book The Ghat of the Only World Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 7 Snapshots Book Birth Class 11 English Lesson, Chapter 8 Snapshots Book The Tale of Melon City Class 11 English Lesson, Poem 1 A Photograph Class 11 English Lesson, Poem 2 The Laburnum Top Class 11 English Lesson, Poem 3 The Voice of the Rain Class 11 English Lesson, Poem 5 Father to Son Class 11 English Lesson, CBSE Class 11 English syllabus 2020 (English core, subject code 301), Learn English Grammar in Hindi ( step by step) - Learn English Online Videos, English Writing Skills - Class 10, 12 Letter Formats, Email etc, Entrance Exams for Arts students after Graduation, List of Entrance Exams conducted by IGNOU. The silence of the whole situation silences the poet and leaves her quiet. Ans: The lines ‘And the sea, which appears to have changed less’ depicts that the sea which touched her mother’s feet is the one which has not changed over the years. (a) Cousins, Betty and Dolly(b) Parents(c) Cousins, Dolly and Adam(d) Friends, Question 8.How many people were in the photograph? The poet’s mother had gone for the sea holiday in the past when she was a young girl. } Alliteration - repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more consecutive words. She looked back at the photograph and remembered how their parents would dress them up for the beach holiday. Through theirC. Cousins, Betty and DollyB. This is an indication of the fun and joy she had experienced during the beach holiday and she had fond memories of that particular incident. Complete Summary The poetess looks at the photograph of her late mother, with her two cousins on a sea beach. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow: ………………………The sea holidaywas her past, mine is her laughter. Q.5. Poetic device: Transferred Epithet. WoodC. 1. if(k.className == "adPushupAds" && k.getAttribute("data-push") != "1") { sad and nostalgicD. Markus Natten, 2. The photograph was taken long before the poet was born. She looked back to her childhood with nostalgia and remembered the innocent joys of her childhood days. In this poem, she recalls her mother and her memories while looking at a childhood photograph when her mother was twelve years old or so. She loves ‘her ‘sweet’ face and notes the changes in it as she advances in age. All the three of them stood smiling through their hair while the photo was taken. In the first stage, a photograph depicts the poet’s 12-year old mother, enjoying the beach with her two cousins. twenty-oneB. Of the daughter and the mother in the poem "A Photograph" by Shirley Toulson, whose loss was greater? Ans. Poetic device: allusion as the cardboard’s lack of durability hints at the lack of permanence of human life. Those are just the memories. twoC. her own childhood photographD. This short poem belongs to her poetry collection, 'Rapture' (2005). Each one holding one of my mother’s hands, And she the big girl — some twelve years or so. The poet is recalling her mother’s old memories while looking at the photograph. What does ‘this circumstance’ refer to? Similarly, her laughter would never return to the narrator. 'Text' by Carol Ann Duffy is all about the text messages we type on our mobile phones. A. Q. Who would laugh at the snapshot after twenty – thirty years later? All three of them stood smiling, their hair were flying over their faces (possibly tossed by the beach wind or water), Poetic device: alliteration… stood still to smile, ‘And the sea, which appears to have changed less Washed their terribly transient feet.’. However, precisely because they cannot be relived, there will always be a tinge of difficulty letting them go completely. Words in praise of the tribe ( qit'ah ) and lampoons denigrating other tribes ( hija' ) seem to have been some of the most popular forms of early poetry. Her mother’s uncle took the photograph and told them to stop and pose. (iii) final and irrevocable. Mother’s uncle had taken the photograph. What has not changed over the years? Now, it has been twelve years since her mother passed away. cryC. Chapter 1 The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse. The contrast is between the sea and the humans. Ans. In the past photographs used to be fixed on a cardboard and hung from the wall for everyone to see it. What does the poet compare her laughter to and why? When did her mother die ? “See BettyAnd Dolly,” she’d say, “and look how theydressed us for the beach.”. She’d laugh at the snapshot. The camera has captured some happy moments from the childhood of the poet’s mother. How does the poet feel when she remembers the sea holiday of her mother? Latest Entrance Exams, Admission info. The poet’s mother had been a fun loving girl who had taken great delight with her cousins at the beach and had the fond memories of the holiday that she cherished even when she was a grown up. It is her mother when she was twelve years old or so. Her mother had a sweet face, but it was a time before she was born. The girl in the middle is the tallest and oldest, the other two girls on each side are younger than her. Some twenty — thirty — years later 7. Ans: The poet’s mother laughed at the snapshot recalling her favourite past memories. For the poet both these bring great sadness and an acute sense of loss. She had gone for a sea holiday with her cousins Betty and Dolly. A photograph captures a moment in time. Ans. She has no words to describe her grief. The loss of the holiday and the laughter was easy because these things have to be accepted as a part of life. While they were paddling on the beach, their uncle photographed their sweet smile in a camera. Why doesn’t she want to think about the photograph anymore? Ans. Poet’s photographD. The photograph shows the narrator who it was that day. how her parents dressed her for the beachB. The three stanzas depict three different phases. We’re getting the word out now because our 125th birthday is in 2014, so we’re doing a lot of national outreach. Poets held an important position in pre-Islamic Arabic society with the poet or sha'ir filling the role of historian, soothsayer and propagandist. Ans. The three stanzas depict three different phases. Her mother grew up to be an adult and now she is no more. One of America's public literary figures, Robert Frost received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. At her birthday this year, you came across a … (function (w, d) { for (var i = 0, j = d.getElementsByTagName("ins"), k = j[i]; i < j.length; k = j[++i]){ (a) Terribly transient(b) Through their(c) Both wry(d) Laboured ease, Question 3.What is the meaning of the word ‘wry’? her feet represent the mother, who changed with time while the sea remained the same B. temporary situationC. Esther has written poems of 500 lines or more (with references to all the people who have influenced her the most); she’s aghast at the terrible suffering the government has caused to … What scene from mother’s childhood has been captured in the photograph? It is a part of life and on thinking of it, one really has no words to express how one feels.The silence of the whole situation silences the poet and leaves her quiet. It talks about a photograph of her with her two cousins on a beach holiday. The poet looks at the photograph of her mother which was taken when her mother was 12 years old. Also, see CBSE Class 11 English Hornbill book All chapter explanation - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoIr30tNT8CbGMzfnxuWEQNJsGtk3QMaV. Who had taken the photograph? What does the poet remember of that girl? What does ‘Terribly Transient Feet’ mean in the poem?A. Ans. In the picture, there are three girls who are walking on the beach holding each other’s hands. Also See: CBSE Class 11 English Lessons - summary and explanation. four, 19. Now for the poet her mother’s laughter and her sea holiday is a thing of the past.9. In the last stanza, the poet shares that her mother is dead as many years ago as was her age in the photograph. ‘all three’ refers to the poet’s mother and her two cousins. The poetess mother (ii) the death of the poetess’ mother. Human being has a life span and has to die one day. Q4. Both the cousins were holding the hands of her mother who was the oldest among the girls.5. Q. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow: Now she’s has been dead nearly as many yearsAs that girl lived. She has been deceased twelve years ago and she cannot explain her grief on her mother’s loss. Ans. Explain: ‘All three stood still to smile through their hair’. And of this circumstanceThere is nothing to say at all, Its silence silences. The poet could not help but notice her mother’s sweet face. It is still the same. Ans: In the poem, the word ‘cardboard’ means a frame which supports the photograph. Q. She had gone for a sea holiday with her two cousins Betty and Dolly3. Both of them lost something which they cherished a lot and yet cannot live that moment again. The poetess wanted to show that change is the only static thing in life. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Poetic device: alliteration and personification. They have gone to the seashore. school memoriesC. Dressed us for the beach.” The sea holiday, Also, see -  Class 12 English Chapter wise Explanation. 2. Her uncle took the photograph. This word had been used in the poem because the picture is very old when the cardboard was used as a photo frame. The poet is able to remember her mother’s childhood when she looks into the photograph of her mother. Your No1 source for Explain the contrast given in the last two lines of the first stanza. What Oxymoron literary device was used in the poem? First, the distant past that is the mother’s childhood. Shortly, she took writing as a career but also served as the editor for many magazines in meantime. A. Shirley Toulson B. Rudyard Kipling C. Elizabeth Jennings D. Markus Natten. Death has silenced her mother which has also left her speechless. Q. Why did they smile through their hair? Her mother grew up into an adult. She was holding the hands of her cousins who were on the side of her. She secured a B.A. The sea holiday was remembered by her mother with a fondness as well as a sense of loss because that time would never return. 3. They would have planned to take a photograph beforehand. 1 Capabilities 2 Applications 3 Technique 4 Associations 5 Known Users 6 Gallery The user possessesgreat knowledge and skill in poetry, the form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language. What does this laugh indicate? After how many years did her mother laugh on seeing the photograph?A. Whereas, her mother and her cousins grew older. Whenever the poet thinks of her mother’s death, she cannot explain what effect she has of her mother’s death. D. twelve … The mother was the eldest of the three, 12 years old, and had a lovely face. CardboardB. The sea in the picture is still the same today and has changed very less. Ans. Both the women would think about those past memories which they cannot live again. k.setAttribute("data-push", "1"); The mother’s laughter that used to echo in the house when she was alive has now become the poet’s past. She experiences great loss. Laboured ease, 18. Ans. Q5. her childhood memories, 14. 4. Q1. Ans. (a) twenty-one(b) twenty-three(c) twelve(d) twenty-five, Question 6.Who took the photograph of her mother with her cousin? Time fled past since then and all those who are in the photograph underwent changes while the sea remained the same.7. Ans. tribute to the poet’s motherC. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she later resided in Kraków until the end of her life. The poet describes how deeply she feels the loss of her mother. Her grandfatherB. It was her mother’s favourite past memories. Ans. Both wryWith the laboured ease of loss’. Required fields are marked *. (a) two girls(b) three girls(c) two girls and one boy(d) only her mother, Question 9.What was the age of the poet’s mother when the photograph was taken? 5. All three stood still to smile through their hair The sea symbolises eternity and immortality. The three stanzas depict three different phases of life. She is actually deliberating over the change in our mode of communication. The instances of alliteration in the poem are as follows-, Oxymoron - a term which contradicts itself, Epithet - a phrase expressing a quality of a person or something. What does the word ‘cardboard’ denote in the poem? She remembers her laughing and how the photograph was her favourite past memory. They went for paddling on a beach holiday. Her mother’s friendD. Answer: The poem presents the poet as a sensitive person who is quite affectionate towards her mother and is deeply attached to her. The sea holiday Was her past, mine is … She doesn’t want think about the photograph anymore because it brings the pain of loss to her mind. Line 14 – 15: The poet’s attention is drawn towards his mother’s face which is described as a ‘sweet face’. The ability to possess knowledge and skill in poetry. Each of the cousins was holding the hands of the poet’s mother who was the oldest among them. What would the mother show to her daughter while showing her the photograph?A. On the other hand, the sea which touched their feet has changed less. ‘Laboured’ and ‘ease’ are opposite words describing the same entity ‘losses’. Q. NCERT Solutions and Notes for CBSE Class 11 English Core, NCERT Solutions Class 10 Science (Physics,Chemistry, Biology). 10. Similarly, thinking of her mother’s laughter brought a sad smile to the poet’s face because although that laughter was now gone she was glad to have once had it in her life. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. 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