for anne gregory
The trees in the poem are of the paintings or pictures that are decorative inside the houses. Birds can’t sit in the trees because they don’t exist physically as natural forests have them. The roots work to free themselves from the cracks in the verandah floor. The boughs are compared with the newly discharged patients moving to the clinic doors. The poet is sitting inside the house writing long letters. The night is pleasant and fresh. The smell of leaves and lichen is reaching her. The trees are stumbling forward into the night. The moon is seen shining in the top of the tallest oak.
short questions & answers
Q2.Who is the speaker here and who is being spoken to? What does the speaker say to her?
Ans – The speaker here is the poet. He speaks to his beloved Anne Gregory. They can be the two parts of a human being body and soul.
Q.2 what are the two things of the woman which make the young man not to love her?
Ans – The two things of the woman that make the young man not to love her are her honey colored ramparts of her ear. The second thing is her yellow hair.
Q3. What can a woman do to make young men love her? What does it speak about the young men at large?
Ans – The woman says that she would colour her hair brown, black or carroty with different hair dyes. This means that the young men give more importance to the physical appearance than spiritual beauty.
Q4.What are the important things for love for God?
Ans – The woman says that an old religious man found a text .It proves that for God colors do not matter for love.God loves all the human beings for themselves alone and not their physical sides.
Q5. What message does the poem give out?
Ans – The poem states that physical beauty may be important for young men or the human beings.He loves the human beings without their colour or physical aspects.
text book questions & answers
Q1.What does the young man mean by great honey colored/Ramparts at your ear? Why does he say that young men are thrown into despair by them?
Ans – By great honey coloured /Ramparts of your ear the poet means golden outer parts of ears of the young woman. He says that young men are thrown into despair by them because they look ugly.
Q2.What colour is the young woman’s hair ?What does she say she can change it to ?Why would she want to do so ?
Ans – The colour of the young woman hair is white as she can colour it brown, black or carrots. She can change it to brown, black or carrot. She wanted to do so to look attractive.
Q3. Objects have qualities which make them desirable to others .Can you think of some objects and say what qualities make one object more desirable than another?
Ans – These objects can be Shoes, ornaments, hair dyes, hair styles etc.Walking wearing costly ornaments, behaving in an affected manner etc. Can make one more desirable than another but these are momentary because they emphasize the physical aspect of beauty.
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