Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 13

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 13 A Tale of Two Cities for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 13

Q 1. Why did the people of the two cities look powerless and helpless?

After the explosion of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the people of Japan went through terrible miseries. Most of the population turned into ashes and the ones who survived were badly scarred. The government and the people were rendered powerless and helpless. They could not get the aid due to the effects of nuclear bombs.

Q 2. Describe the circumstances the victims had to pass through.

The victims had to pass through miserable circumstances. The explosion of nuclear bombs caused massive destruction. Most of the population turned into ashes and the ones who survived were badly scarred. The severe effects of radiations left no signs of life. Later, the survivors were caught by strange diseases which lasted for years and were transmitted to the next generations. Their hopes, culture, and glory, everything was dashed.

Q 3. Describe the scene of devastation.

Nothing could be more drastic than the explosion of a nuclear bomb. It leaves no signs of life and entirely destroys the land. Huge buildings, crops and vegetation, animals and humans, everything turns into ashes. The injured ones cannot be rescued due to the effect of radiations. Neither the dead ones could get a coffin. Bloodshed, fire, shrieks and smoke infuse the atmosphere.

Q 4. What is the moral lesson of the poem?

The poem is a criticism to war and inappropriate use of power. It portrays that war could never be a solution of conflicts between countries. It not only destroys the land and humans but humanity. The poem also gives a message of courage and strength. The great nations rebuild themselves with even stronger foundations. No matter that how much they have suffered or have been suppressed.


Q 5. Write down the rhyming words and use them in your sentences.

Shrills: The shrills of the poor are ignored.
Drills: The carpenter drills a hole in the cupboard to fix the handles.

Afraid: I am afraid of wild animals.
Made: My mother made a delicious chocolate cake.

Hills: There is a beautiful town behind the hills.
Grills: Nowadays aluminium grills are used in the houses.

Moans: The farmer moans due to bad weather.
Groans: The father groans at the condition of his paralyzed son.

Smashed: She smashed her car against the tree.
Dashed: He dashed all the hopes of his parents by committing suicide.

Grind: We have to grind sugar for the cake.
Behind: The boy hid behind the Oak tree.

Look: One should always look beyond the apparent realities to get a better understanding.
Took: The kidnappers took the infant from the cradle and ran away.

Glories: The glory of the sunshine is worth praising.
Furies: No one can tolerate her furies.

Nation: We must develop harmony among all the Muslim nations.
Passion: The passion for fame and wealth destroys the man.

Rights: There are many NGOs in the town which strive to protect human rights.
Fights: I laugh and enjoy the moment when I remember our childhood fights.

They: They flew to London last Saturday.
Day: The signs of the Day of Judgment are mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Waste: The waste materials must be disposed to landfill sites.
Great: The great literary works are awarded by the National Literary Society.

Q 6. Write two more rhyming words:

i.   afraid   _______     _______
ii.  moans   _______    _______
iii.  kites    _______     _______ 

i. shade, braid
ii. stones, tones
iii. bites, lights

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