Practice Reading Poetry (Part - 1) Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: Practice Reading Poetry (Part - 1) Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

The document Practice Reading Poetry (Part - 1) Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8 is a part of the Class 8 Course English Class 8.
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Read the following poems carefully:

My mother keeps telling me
When she was in her teens
She wore quite different clothes from mine
And hadn’t heard of jeans.
T-shirts, no hats, and dresses that
Reach far above our knees,
I  laughed at first and then I thought
One day my kids will tease
And scoff at what I’m wearing now
What will their fashion be?
I’d give an awful lot to know
To look ahead and see
Girls dressed like girls perhaps once more
Add boys no longer half
Resembling us. Oh, what’s in store
To make our children laugh?

By Elizabeth Jennings

Word-Notes: 

Sr. No.WordMeaning In EnglsihMeaning In Hindi
1.Teensperson of 13 to 19 years old13 से 19 वर्ष के  लोग, किशोरावस्था      
2.Teasetaunt, ridicule,छेड़ना, चिढ़ाना
3.Scoffmock, derideहँसी उड़ाना
4.Awfulvery bad, unpleasantअत्यध्कि अरुचिकर  
5.Resemblinglook like somebody else,दूसरे जैसा दिखना

 

On the basis of your reading of the poem, choose the correct option: 

The poetess mother often (a) _____________. (told, tells, says) when she was a (b) _____________ (girl, woman, teenager). Her way of clothing was (c) _____________ (unique, different, simple) She had (d) _____________ heard of jeans (always, very, never). In their times their dresses never (e) _____________ above their knees (reached, went, hung). The child laughed and (f) _____________ (felt, thought, said) The poetess felt that one day the children would tease her for her way of (g) ____________ (clothing, behaving, dressing). The poetess wonders how the new generation would be (h) ___________ (dressed, clothed, presenting) in times to come.

Answers:

(a) tells (b) teenager
(c) different (d) never
(e) reached (f ) thought
(g) dressing (h) dressed

 

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