CBSE Class 10 English First Flight Extra Questions Chapter 9 Fog (Poem)
Extract Based Question [3 Marks each]
Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow.
The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbour and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
(a) What does the poet mean by little cat feet?
(b) What do haunches mean?
(c) How is the fog looking over the harbour and the city?
(d) “It sits looking….” what is the poetic device used here? [CBSE 2012]
(a) Litde cat feet here represents the silent and careful steps of a cat. The way fog comes, resembles the steps of a cat.
(b) Haunches mean hips.
(c) The fog looks over the harbour and the city by sitting on its haunches like a cat.
(d) Metaphor is used here.
Short Answer Type Questions [2 Marks each]
How does the poet compare fog to a living being?
The poet compares the fog to a cat. The silent steps of a cat and the way it sits on its haunches is very similar to the way fog comes and surrounds the city and looks over it.
What image does the poet give to the fog? What are the similarities between that image and fog?
The poet looks at fog as a living creature and compares it to a cat. The fog moves like a cat on little cat feet and sits on haunches like a cat.
Long Answer (Value Based) Type Questions [8 Marks each]
Difficulties come but they are not to stay forever. They come and go. Comment referring to the poem ‘Fog’.
Difficulties, when faced by people, tend to leave them hopeless and shattered. It takes a lot of courage to overcome any problem and to solve it. If we take a clue from the poem and compare difficulties to fog, we find that just like fog, difficulties also come and go.
One need not be hopeless and lose courage when problems come, one should rather think of it as fog, meaning that it has not come to stay but will always leave, like fog.
Nature has many wonders that people take for granted and never pay attention to. How is the poem ‘Fog’ different from this perspective?
The poet has taken utmost pleasure in nature and natural phenomenon like fog. Fog is so special to the poet that he cared enough not only to write about it, but also thinks of its resemblance with other things in the world. In his close attention to fog, he found fog resembles a cat, in the way it moves and sits on its haunches. The fact that such a resemblance was found by the poet shows how connected he is to various things in nature. This poem serves as a motivation for people, who take nature for granted to find such interesting comparisons and similarities around them.
For More Resources
- NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English
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