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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight


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Chapter Chapter 17. Amanda! (Poem)






Thinking About The Poem

Q1. How old do you think Amanda is? How do you know this?

Answer: Amands is little school going girl having the agr 7 of 8 years. Amands is strickly advise d by her mother for all matter and for her home work.

Q2. Who do you think is speaking to her?

Answer: Pherhaps, Amands parents are speakingto her.

Q3. Why are Stanzas 2, 4 and 6 given in parenthesis?

Answer: They are in parenthesis the ideas in them are different. They effect the inner thought of the girls and not response to the mother insturctions.

Q4. Who is the speaker in Stanzas 2, 4 and 6? Do you think this speaker is
listening to the speaker in Stanzas 1, 3, 5, and 7?

Answer: Amands is the speaker in satazas 2, 4 and . Yes, I think the speaker is listening to the speaker in stanzas 1, 3, 5 and 7.

Q5. What could Amanda do if she were a memaid?

Answer: She could drift blissfully in the emarald sea.

Q6. Is Amanda an orphan? Why does she say so?

Answer: Yes, Amands is an ophan. She says to beacauswe she roamsin street and makes pattern of soft dust with her husband feet.

Q7. Do you know the story of Rapunzel? Why does she want to be Rapunzel?

Answer: Rupunzel was a cearefree person who lived in a tpwer where his life was peaceful and free form worldly care. Therefore, she wants to be Rapunzel.

Q8. What does the girl yearn for? What does this poem tell you about Amanda?

Answer; the girl amanda yearns for freedom. feels that her freeedom is being curtailed .she ls fed of with contanst nagging. She wants to live her own life. 

Q9. Read the last stanza. Do you think Amanda is sody? Do you think  Amanda is sulking and is moody?

Answer; The poet adnises Amanda to stop sulking in the last stanza. The poet says that Amanda is always moody. but it is not true. she is fed up with the restrictionsand cinstant nagging. in fact the poet is in the habit of constant nagging. 






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