NCERT Textbook & Additional Questions: Poem - When I set out for Lyonnesse Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: NCERT Textbook & Additional Questions: Poem - When I set out for Lyonnesse Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

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NCERT TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS SOLVED

Working with the Poem (Page 110)

Working with the Poem (Page 110) 

Q1. In the first stanza,  find words that show
 (i) that it was very cold.
 (ii) that it was late evening.
 (iii) that the traveller was alone. 

Answers:

(i) that it was very cold. 
Ans. that it was very cold.

(ii) that it was late evening. 
Ans. that it was late evening.

(iii) that the traveller was alone. 
Ans. that the traveller was alone

Q2.
 (i) Something happened at Lyonnesse.
 It was (a) improbable. (b) impossible. (c) unforeseeable.
 (ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Answres:
 (i) 
Unforeseeable.

(ii) The relevant lines are:
 No prophet durst declare
 Nor did the wisest  wizard guess
 What would bechance at Lyonnesse

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS SOLVED

Q1. What inspired Hardy to write the poem ‘When I set out for Lyonnesse’?
 Ans.
The poet set out for Lyonnesse to supervise renovation work of a church. He writes the poem to celebrate his successful attempt.

Q2. What does the poet tell about his feelings before he left for Lyonnesse and after his return?
 Ans. 
When Hardy left for Lyonnesse, he was shaky. He had a fear that he might fail to do his job there. But nobody could foresee the future. But when he returned, he had glow of joy and satisfaction on his face.

Q3. What did people notice on poet’s return from the parish?
 Ans.
On his return from the parish, people noticed two things about him. A new glow in his eyes and a crumbled piece of paper sticking out his coat pocket.

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