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NCERT solution class 8 chapter 17 When I Set Out For Lyonnesse (Poem) english

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Question 1:

In the first stanza, find words that show

(i) that it was very cold.

(ii) that it was late evening.

(iii) that the traveller was alone.

Answer:

(i) Rime

(ii) Starlight

(iii) Lonesomeness

Question 2:

(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was

(a) improbable.

(b) impossible.

(c) unforeseeable.

(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Answer:

(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was unforeseeable.

(ii) The two lines that justify the above answer are as follows:

‘No prophet durst declare;

Nor did the wisest wizard guess’

Question 3:

(i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following:

‘Everyone noticed something, and they made

Guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.

(ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed.

Answer:

(i) ‘All marked with mute surmise’

(ii) The line that refers to what they noticed is:

‘My radiance rare and fathomless’

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