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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight


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Chapter Chapter 16. The Ball Poem (Poem)






Thinking About The Poem

In pairs, attempt the following questions.

Q1. Why does the poet say, “I would not intrude on him”? Why doesn’t he offer him money to buy another ball?

Answer: The poet says, I would not intrudeon him, bacause he has entered a situation where he is not welcomed. He doesn't offer him money to buy another ball bacause he wants the biy to realise that losing anything in life is not good.

Q2. “… staring down/All his young days into the harbour where/His ball went …” Do you think the boy has had the ball for a long time? Is it linked to the memories of days when he played with it?

Answer: Yes, I think the boy had that ball for a long time. The expression ;all his young days into harbour' suggest this. It is also linked with old memories when he used to play with it.

Q3. What does “in the world of possessions” mean?

Answer: It implies that this world is full of persons who want to posses and more strenght, wealt andpower.

Q4. Do you think the boy has lost anything earlier? Pick out the words that
suggest the answer

Answer: Yes, the boy has lost a ball witch went into the harbour. The world witch suggest the answer are 'all this young days into the harbour where his ball want.

Q5. What does the poet say the boy is learning from the loss of the ball? Try to explain this in your own words.

Answer: The poet explains that the boy is understanding the nature of the loss. He has lost the ball and he wants to realise wath it means to lose something.

Q6. Have you ever lost something you liked very much? Write a paragraph
describing how you felt then, and saying whether — and how — you got over your loss.

Answer: Student attemp yourself with help of teacher.




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