A. Read the following
extracts carefully and answer the questions
a) “……………..I
swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted
by love or dislike”
1) What do
you understand by swallow immediately`?
2) What does
the poet wants to convey by ‘unmisted`?
3) State a
poetic device used in the lines.
b) “It is pink with
speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is a part of my heart. But it
flickers.”             (3)
1) What is
‘it` here?
2) what do
you understand by ‘speckles`?
3)  what does the poet want to convey by
c) “Then she turns to
those liars, the candles or the moon. I see her back, and reflect it faithfully;
a) Why does
the poet refer candles and the moon’ as liars? (In brief)
b) How is
the mirror faithful?
c) Why does
the woman go to those liars?
d) “In me she drowned a
young girl and in me an old woman rises toward her day after day like a
terrible fish”              (3)
1) What does
the poet convey by ‘drowned’?
2) Write
down the use of a poetic device in the first line of the extract.
3) What does
the poet want mean by ‘rises toward her……..?
B. Answer the following
1) Establish
‘mirror` to be a melancholic poem.
2) Bring out
the idea of parallelism of ‘time` and ‘timelessness`.
3) Why is
the woman considered as ‘terrible fish`?
4) How can
you accept mirror to be god?
5) Why does
the woman go to the liars?
6) How does
the mirror deal with the ultimate truth?