HSC ENGLISH MARCH 2016 SET C BOARD PAPER PAGE NO. 8



Q. 4. B. Read the following extract and answer the questions given below: [ 4 Marks]

How do you know
Peace is a woman?
I know, for
I met her yesterday
on my winding way
to the world's fare,
She had such a wonderful face
just like a golden flower faded
before her prime.


1. How does the poet describe the face of peace?

Ans. The poet describes the face of peace as a wonderful face just like a golden flower which is faded before its time.


2. Do you think there is a way out from the war - ridden world? What is it?

Ans. Peace is the only way out from the war - ridden world. We should work hard and together to achieve the peace in this wonderful world.

3. Name and explain the figure of speech in the following line:
“I met her yesterday
On my winding way.”

Ans. Alliteration: The consonant sound of ‘w’ is repeated for poetic effect.

OR

Personification: Peace is personified as the poet describes her meeting with peace.


4. The poet asks the question and herself answers it. What effect does it create in the extract?

Ans. The poem makes the reader to concentrate more on this poem which touches the reality. It also brings more clear view on what the poet says.   

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