Check NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English (Hornbill - Poetry) Chapter 1: A Photograph These solutions are very helpful for the preparation of CBSE 11th English exam.
|NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English (Hornbill Textbook): Poetry - Chapter 1: A Photograph|
NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English (Hornbill Textbook): Poetry - Chapter 1
Ques: What does the word ‘cardboard’ denote in the poem? Why has this word been used?
Answer: The word cardboard denotes the photograph pasted on a hard thick paper. This word has been used to refer to a practice in the past when photographs were pasted on cardboard and framed with a glass front to preserve them.
Ques: What has the camera captured?
Answer: The camera has captured the three girls—the poet’s mother and her two cousins, Betty and Dolly, in their swimming dresses with the poet’s mother in the middle and the two cousins on either side holding her hands and walking v feet in seawater.
Ques: What has not changed over the years? Does this suggest something to you?
Answer: The sea has not changed over the years. Its waves are as fresh, shining, and tireless
as they were years ago. The changelessness of the sea reminds us of the changes in the human face with advancing age.
Ques: The poetess’s mother laughed at the snapshot? What did this laugh indicate?
Answer: This laugh’ indicated her joy at remembering an incident connected with her past
life, when she was quite young and free from the tensions and worries of life.
- The girlhood of the poet’s mother—the period before the birth of the poet.
- Her middle-age—the period during the childhood of the poet
- The period after the death of the poet’s mother.
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