Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 9 The Feed for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.
i. What does the sparrow hold in her beak?
The sparrow holds a grain of millet in her beak.
ii. Which line in the first stanza tells us that the young ones have no feathers?
The following line of the first stanza tells us that the young ones have no feathers; “From head to toe they are beaks”.
iii. How many young ones are to be fed?
One grain needs to be fed to ten young ones.
iv. What has the poet described in the poem?
The poet has described the love of a mother for her young ones. She brings a grain of millet but that mere grain has to be fed to ten tiny creatures. This portrays the situation of poor families where the sole earner is so helpless and is bound to lead a miserable life despite his utter and sheer love for his family; he is unable to provide them with a comfortable living.
Q 5. Explain the last three lines of this poem with reference to the context.
These lines have been taken from the poem “The Feed”, written by Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.
The poet expresses the profound and eternal love of a mother sparrow for her young ones. She brings a grain of millet to feed her ten young ones. She sincerely wishes to give them a comfortable life but is bound to teach them to face the hardships of this world.
The poet has tried to portray the life of the poor through his remarkable words. He elucidates that the mother sparrow expects her children to divide the grain of millet among them. In fact, she is teaching them to survive through thick and thin. She is preparing them for even worst situations. The poet says that the young ones have learnt to cry and they’ve also learnt to satisfy themselves with what they have. Likewise, the poor families are deprived of basic necessities but they strive hard to satiate all the members by sharing their limited resources.
Q 6. Write a critical appreciation of the poem.
The poem “Feed” is a wonderful description of a mother’s love and sincerity for her young ones. The mother sparrow brings a grain of millet which needs to be fed to ten young ones. It shows the contrast between needs and limitations. The poem is a commendable piece of literature to convey a message of man’s continuous struggle to survive and the need of an optimistic approach to conform in adverse situations by sharing the limited resources.
Q 7. What do you feel after reading the poem?
The poem creates an image of a struggling mother in the mind of the reader and coveys to the audience that how do the underprivileged people struggle to survive and satisfy their needs by sharing their limited resources. It teaches us to be grateful to the Lord in all situations and not to lose hope or frustrate in challenging circumstances, rather we must feel contented with whatever, more or less we get.
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