Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 20

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 20 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 20

Answer the following questions.
Q 1. What is the state of two persons, one who trusts clear images and the other who mistrusts the broken images?

The person who trusts the clear images is a practical, smooth and a quick person yet he remains dull as he accepts the things as they appear and sinks into hopelessness when his facts fail him. While the other person, who mistrusts the broken images, possesses an inquisitive soul and keeps on questioning the apparent realities, to have a vision beyond them. He is slow in his process of understanding yet he emerges to be the sharper one. He never faces failure, rather considers it to be a way towards success.

Q 2. Why does a person question his senses when the facts fail him?

People often trust the outer appearance of the things to be the facts and do not consider the hidden realities and when their facts fail them, they question their senses. However, one should always devise a conclusion after getting an approval from all his senses and should not blindly accept the facts as they appear.

Q 3. Who is in a new confusion of his understanding?

The one who trusts the clear images is in a new confusion of his understanding as he assumes his images to be the fact and when the fact fails him, he gets into a confused state of mind.

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

The poem elucidates that one should not rely on the apparent facts rather he must develop courage and curiosity to look beyond the boundaries and explore the hidden facts.

Q 6. Paraphrase the first four lines of the poem in your own words.

In the first four lines, the poet expresses that a person who quickly engrosses the facts rendered by clear images somewhat becomes dull and numb by trusting the appearances. On contrary, the person who is slow in understanding the broken images develops the courage and curiosity to look beyond the apparent reality.

Q 7. What conclusion does the poet draw in the last two lines of the poem? Write in detail.

The poet draws an excellent conclusion for the poem and states that the person who trusts the apparent realities gets confused with every new discovery and the one who develops his understanding beyond the boundaries and conventional systems, he learns something new with every new confusion and supports his apprehensions.


Q 5. Rewrite the poem in past tense.

He was quick, thinking in clear images;
I was slow, thinking in broken images.

He became dull, trusting to his clear images;
I became sharp, mistrusting my broken images.

Trusting his images, he assumed their relevance;
Mistrusting my images, I questioned their relevance.

Assuming their relevance, he assumed the fact;
Questioning their relevance, I questioned the fact.

When the fact failed him, he questioned his senses;
When the fact failed me, I approved my senses.

He continued quick and dull in his clear images;
I continued slow and sharp in my broken images.

He was in a new confusion of his understanding;
I was in a new understanding of my confusion.

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