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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight


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Chapter Chapter 20. Fog (Poem)






Thinking About The Poem

Q1. (i) What does Sandburg think the fog is like?

Answer: Sandburg thinks the fog is like a small cat. 

(ii) How does the fog come?

Answer: The fog cames on little cat feet that is without making any noise.

(iii) What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to?

Answer: It refers the fog.

(iv) Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find three things
that tell us that the fog is like a cat.

Answer: Yes, the poem actually says that the fog is like a cat. It comes sowely like a cat. It remains hanging silently as if a cat is standing. It moves on like a cat.     

Q2. You know that a metaphor compares two things by transferring a feature of one thing to the other (See Unit 1).                                                 (i) Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below.   Also try to say how they are alike. The first is done for you.

Storm              tiger                        pounces over the fields, growls.
(ii) Think about a storm. Try to visualise the force of the storm, hear the sound of the storm, feel the power of the storm and the sudden calm that happens afterwards. Write a poem about the storm comparing it with an animal.








Strong wins


A hen house


Prounces over the field, growls.

Speed, grows,

Wild, ready to engulf

Childern make a noise.

Place, comfort and luxury.

Q3. Does this poem have a rhyme scheme? Poetry that does not have an obvious rhythm or rhyme is called ‘free verse’. 

Answer: No, the oem has fire verse. The poem does not have only rhyme scheme. 


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