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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight


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Chapter Chapter 22. For Anne Gregory (Poem)






Thinking About The Poem

Q1. What does the young man mean by “great honey-coloured /Ramparts at your ear?” Why does he say that young men are “thrown into despair” by them?

Answer: The young man means that she has golden beautiful golden hair surround the outer wall of her ear. The young man wants to says that her are so beautiful that no young man will ever be disappoointed for they will be fasinated by her lovely appearance.

Q2. What colour is the young woman’s hair? What does she say she can change it to? Why would she want to do so?

Answer: The colour of the young woman's hair is yellow. She says she can change it to brown, black or carrot. She wants to do so inorder to get man's love for her self.

Q3. Objects have qualities which make them desirable to others. Can you think of some objects (a car, a phone, a dress…) and say what qualities make one object more desirable than another? Imagine you were trying to sell an object: what qualities would you emphasise?

Answer: Yes, there are many objects like a teliovision, a refrigerator washine, washing machine, microeven ect. love an affetction make one object more desirable than other. If I were trying to seel one object, I would emphaise the qualities of true love for it. And all of us this love will not for its outer but for innerself.

Q4. What about people? Do we love others because we like their qualities, whether physical or mental? Or is it possible to love someone “for themselves alone”? Are some people ‘more lovable’ than others? Discuss this question in pairs or in groups, considering points like the following.
(i) a parent or caregiver’s love for a newborn baby, for a mentally or
physically challenged child, for a clever child or a prodigy
(ii) the public’s love for a film star, a sportsperson, a politician, or a social
(iii) your love for a friend, or brother or sister
(iv) your love for a pet, and the pet’s love for you.

Answer: It is applicatable for all human being because being because we love others because we like thier qnalities and there type of can be Physical or mentally.

Yes it is possible to love someone "for themselves alone".

Yes some people are more loveable than other and the preson may get love in return also.

Q5. You have perhaps concluded that people are not objects to be valued for their qualities or riches rather than for themselves. But elsewhere Yeats asks the question: How can we separate the dancer from the dance? Is it possible to separate ‘the person himself or herself’ from how the person looks, sounds, walks, and so on? Think of how you or a friend or member of your family has changed over the years. Has your relationship also changed? In what way?

Answer. I think there is better understanding amoung the people with the passage to time. I have seen my parents who used to quareel sometimes, no longer do so. The same is true with my friends.


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