Up Board Solution For Class 11th English Poetry Chater 10 The Palalnquin Bearers
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Explain the following stanzas with reference to the context :
(i) Lightly, ……………….…………… on a string.
Reference to the context: These lines have been taken from the poem ‘The ‘Palanquin Bearers’ composed by Sarojini Naidu. The palanquin bearers describe the easy movements of the palanquin as they carry it along. They compare it to the lightest things.
Explanation: The palanquin bearers say that they carry the palanquin without feeling any weight. They sing as they move on. The palanquin moves from side to side like a flower in the wind. They feel that their song moves it. When a bird touches the foam on a stream and moves forward on it, the movement is very soft. The movement of the palanquin is soft like that of the bird. Laughter has no weight and goes forward very lightly. The laughter of a person who is dreaming in his sleep is much softer. The movement of the palanquin is as soft as that of laughter. The palanquin bearers move forward cheerfully and smoothly. They carry the palanquin so softly as a pearl on a string.
(ii) Softly ………………………………………. on a string.
Reference to the context: These lines have been taken from the poem ‘The ‘Palanquin Bearers’ composed by Sarojini Naidu. The palanquin bearers describe the easy movements of the palanquin as they carry it along. They compare it to the very light things.
Explanation: The palanquin bearers say that they carry the palanquin softly. She looks very charming in the midst of the song that they sing as they move along. She looks so charming as the rainbow coloured reflection of a star in a drop of dew. When the palanquin bounces by its bamboo like a beam reflected on the wave. The palanquin moves in the same manner when they carry it. When they place it down she comes down so softly as a tear from the eyes of the bride. A bride weeps slowly and her tears roll down very softly. They move forward lightly and smoothly singing a song. They carry the palanquin so softly as a pearl on a string.
2- Write the central idea of the poem ‘The Palanquin Bearers’.
Ans: The careful movement of palanquin is the central idea of the poem ‘The Palanquin Bearers’ composed by Sarojini Naidu. The main thing is its carefulness. Every movement is light and careful. All the things, that it is compared to move lightly and carefully. Its floating and falling is compared to a laugh and a tear. The springing of the beam and the movement of the pearl of a string have a pictorial quality.
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