20-FOG


Here we are going through the ncert solutions for class 10 English chapter 20 – fog poem so before going through the ncert solutions make sure to go through the textbook that helps you to understand the solutions more easily

Chapter 20 – Fog Poem

(ncert solutions for class 10 English chapter 20)


Question 1:

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

(ii) How does the fog come?

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

(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:

(i) According to Sandburg, the fog is like a cat.

(ii) The fog comes on little cat feet.

(iii) In the third line ‘it’ refers to the fog that has covered the city and it seems as if it is looking over the city like a cat.

(iv) No, the poet does not actually say that the fog is like a cat. However, he has used cat as a metaphor for describing the fog. He says that the fog comes on its little cat feet, which implies that the fog is like a cat as it comes slowly. He also says that the fog looks over the harbour and the city and then moves on, implying that the fog has covered the city and is sitting and looking at it, thereby again comparing it to a cat. This is reiterated when he says that the fog looks over the city sitting on ‘silent hunches’. This also shows the reference to a cat as a cat always sits with its knees bent. Hence, he has compared the fog to a cat without actually saying so.

Question 2:                                              (ncert solutions for class 10 English chapter 20)

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
Train    
Fire    
School    
Home    

ANSWER:

(i)

Storm Tiger Pounces over the fields, growls
Train Gush of wind Very fast movement
Fire Anger Danger that surrounds both on the basis of their intensities
School Gateway Leads to adulthood and a life of responsibility
Home Nest Provides hospitable, loving environment

Question 3:

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

ANSWER:

No, this poem does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in free verse.

 


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