Monday, 4 July 2016

Workbook Answers/Solutions of A Collection of ICSE Poems and Short Stories, I Believe by - Brucellish K Sangma

I.
(i) ‘I’ in the first line of the extract refers to the poet. She wants to throw a pebble upwards to make a hole in the heavens to see the angels at play there.

(ii) By throwing the pebble upwards, the poet will be able to pierce the heavens and see the angels at play there. Symbolically, the act of ‘throwing the pebble upwards’ suggests the efforts made to rise in life to achieve unachievable goals.

(iii)
(a) The phrase pierce the heavens means to make a small hole in the universe. It means to achieve unachievable goals with right efforts and conviction.
(b) The phrase See the angels at play means to see the spirits, who are believed to be the servants of God and who dwell in heavens.

(iv) The phrase ‘I believe’ signifies the poet’s dreams and aspirations whereas the phrase ‘I can’ signifies the determination and confidence of the speaker at what she believes she can achieve.

(v) The extract portrays the speaker as an optimistic, hard-working person who has the will and determination to achieve all her dreams and aspirations.




II.
(i) The speaker wants to achieve the highest limit of achievement. For her, sky is the limit for achievements.

(ii) ‘Heights’ symbolize the sky, meaning ‘space without limit’ for achievement. The poet wishes to convey the message that the sky is the limit for human achievements.

(iii) By the phrase ‘touch the silky clouds’ the speaker means to reach the highest limits of achievement and the phrase ‘feel the stars’ means to be one among the list of achievers or stars.

(iv) ‘Dive right into the depths’ mean to dive into the deepest ocean. The deeper meaning of this phrase is that one can dive into the depths meaning the ‘ocean of life’ and cross all the hurdles on the way and achieve success.

(v)‘Sharks’ in the last line of the stanza refer to the hurdles and difficulties which come in life. By ‘swimming with the sharks’ one is able to achieve success by overcoming all the difficulties (sharks) on the way.


III.
 (i) The phrase “clawing into the earth’s belly” means to dig deep into the earth to get the precious jewels that lie within.

(ii) The speaker wants to “claw into the earth’s belly” to get all the priceless gems that lie within.

(iii) The “priceless gems” refer to the resources that lie within the earth like metals, minerals and precious stones. These gems can be obtained by toiling hard and digging deep into the earth.
(iv)
The speaker believes that she can do many things on the earth. She believes so because there are many valuable resources on the earth which she can utilize.

(v) The human angels are the speaker’s fellow human beings on the earth. The speaker has called them so because they are capable of attaining the status of angels by following the righteous path and doing their duty diligently.

IV.
 (i) The speaker says that she ‘firmly believe’ to emphasize the duties she has to perform in this world before she can indulge in perusing her dreams and aspirations.

(ii) Being a woman, the role assigned to the speaker is that of a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. The word ‘here’ refers to the planet earth where she lives and dreams to fulfill a number of aspirations.

(iii) The phrase “where I dream and breathe” means the place, i.e., the earth, where the speaker dreams and lives, to perform her duties and achieve her goals and aspirations.

(iv) Yes, the speaker seems to feel that the role assigned to her because of being a woman, acts as a hindrance in achieving her dreams. This is because of the social constraints due to the gender based denial and discrimination prevalent in Indian society.

(v) It tells us that the speaker, like all the other women, has to perform all the duties assigned to her, like that of a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and so on, before she can fulfill her own dreams and aspirations. The women in general feel restricted in achieving their aspirations due to the social constraints imposed on them by traditions, customs and religion for being a ‘woman.’


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45 comments:

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