Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 2.1 Vocation
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Chapter 2.1 : Vocation Exercise question Solutions
Question no – (1)
(i) Nobody takes him to task – scolds and corrects .
(ii) If he gets baked in the sun – exposed to heat.
(iii) Chasing the shadows with my lantern – following imaginary goals.
(iv) There is no road he must take – deserted
(v) He soils his clothes with dust – dirties the clothing’s.
(vi) There is no road he must take – no particular route.
Question no – (2)
|Time of the day||Location||Poet’s Activity||Hawker’s Activities||Gardener’s Activities||Watchman’s Activities|
|Morning||lane||Going to school||selling bangles|
|Afternoon||Poet’s house||come back from school||Digging the ground|
|Night||Poet’s room||Watching the watchman From his bed.||Walking up and down with his lantern.
Question no – (3)
(a) What could be the age group of the speaker in the poem?
The speaker in the poem could be a eight or nine years old, school going boy.
(b) What is the difference between a hawker and a shopkeeper?
The difference between a hawker and a shopkeeper is that a shopkeeper sell his goods in his own fixed shop, whereas a hawker does not have his own shop, he has to go street to street to sell his things.
(c) How do parents react when they see children soil their clothes in dust and heat?
When parents see children soil their clothes in dust and heat, they become angry at them and scold them to not to do that again.
(d) Why is the street light compared to a one-red-eyed-giant?
The street light compared to a one-red-eyed giant because it is so high and has a single red light at the top of it, just like a giant.
(e) What exactly does the speaker in the poem crave for?
The speaker in the poem craves for his freedom. He wants to do many things without any restrictions and wants to enjoy a carefree life.
(f) Does the poet really wish to become a hawker/gardener/watchman? Justify your response.
The poet does not really wish to become a hawker/gardener/watchman. All he wishes is to lead an independent life just like them who can do whatever they want. He does not know its consequences, as he is a young boy.
Question no – (4)
Say why the speaker of the poem wishes to be a –
(a) The speaker wishes to be a Hawker :
The speaker wants to be a hawker because he thinks the hawker is really a lucky person who can go any place he want to, can travel any travel he want to and who has not any fixed time to return home. Actually the speaker is too tired to follow a restricted life, so he wants to led a free life.
(b) The speaker wishes to be a Garden :
The speaker in the poem wants to be a gardener because he sees that the gardener is digging the ground with his spade. Though he soils his clothes with mud, bakes himself in sun or get wet, no one scolds him for doing these.
(c) The speaker wishes to be a Watchman :
The speaker wishes to be the watchman since the watchman is allowed to be awake at night and walking in the dark street with his lantern. Hence, the poet feels that it will be fun to not to go to bed at night and walking up and down in the lonely street, chasing the shadows with his lantern.
Question no – (5)
(1) Alliteration :
I can see through the gate that house the gardener digging the ground.
He does what he likes with his spade, he soils his clothes with dust.
(2) Simile :
The street lamp stands like a giant with one red eye in its head.
(3) Repetition :
… crying “Bangles, crystal bangles.”
(4) Onomatopoeia :
When the gong sound ten I the morning …..
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