Unseen Poem For Class 11 In English

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Unseen Poem For Class 11 In English

Unseen Poem For Class 11 In English
Unseen Poem For Class 11 In English

Unseen Poem For Class 11 NCRT – Sample 1

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’ st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Unseen Poem With Questions And Answers Class 11 (Poem 1)

  • Question: 1) Change the following words into nouns:
    (i) complex
    (ii) posses
  • Question: 2) Infer the meanings of the following phrases:
    (i) Summer’s lease
    (ii) the eye of heaven
    (iii) gold complexion
  • Question: 3) Write the summary of this poem.
  • Question: 4) Explain the following lines
    ‘Shall I compare ……………… short a date:’

Answers of Given Questions-

  • Answer: 1) (i) complexion
    (ii) possession
  • Answer: 2) (i) The allotted time to the summer season is very short while the beloved is eternal.
    (ii) The sun is the eye of the sky.
    (iii) The golden rays of the sun give the summer day golden color.

Answer: 3) The poem opens with a flattering question. The poet compares his beloved with a summer’s day. He finds his beloved more lovely and more temperate. Diurnal activities affect summer day but the summer of the beloved is eternal. The poet has enshrined her in the poem so she will live forever.

Answer: 4) The poet asks his beloved if he should compare her with a summer day. He tells her that she is more lovely and more temperate than the summer day. Rough winds have an impact on the vegetation. The summer season is very short,

Unseen Poem For Class 11 MCQ – Sample 2

Good people all of every sort,
Give ear unto my song;
And if you find wond‟rous short,
It can”not hold you long.
In Islington there was a man,
Of whom the world might say,
That still a Godly race he ran,
Whene‟er he went to pray.
A kind and gentle heart he had,
To comfort friends and foes;
The naked every”day he clad,
When he put on his clothes.
And in that town a dog was found,
As many dogs there be,
But mongrel, puppy, whelp and hound,
And curs of low degree.
This dog and man at first were friends;
But when the pique began,
The dog, to gain some private ends,
Went and bit the man.
Around from all neighboring streets,
The wondering neighbor ran,
And swore the dog had lost his wits,
To bite so good a man.
The wound it seemed both sore and sad,
To every Christian eye:
And while they swore the dog was mad,
They swore the man would die.
But soon a wond”er came to light,
That show‟d the rouges they lied;
The man recovered of the bite ,
The dog it was that died.

Unseen Poems With Questions And Answers For Class 11 (Poem 2)

  • Question:1) Why did the mad dog bite the man?
  • Question:2) What miracle took place that surprised the people?
  • Question:3) Why did the dog die?
  • Question:4) What did the neighbours say about the dog?
  • Question:5) What did the people of the town predict about the man?

Question:6) The good people of the town considered the man‟s wound deplorable because_____
a) the mad dog had done something very evil
b) they foresaw the end of the good man because of the dog bite
c) the dog bite was unexpected and quite deep
d) the action of the dog was strange and selfish

Question:7) the man recovered of the bite and the dog died because________
a) the man led a religious and pious life
b) the dog was cruel, ungrateful and selfish
c) the selfish dissember was more poisonous than a mad dog
d) the good dog had to go mad to bite such a kindhearted man

Question :8) The poetic device used in the last stanza of the poem is __
c) metonymy
d) irony

Question :9) The man in Islington seemed to lead a religious and pious life as____
a) He loved dogs and fed them
b) He was self centered and very busy
c) He went to pray regularly
d) He ran charitable trust

Question :10) The dog was different from the other dogs of the town because_____
a) it was not faithful
b) it was not aggressive
c) it lacked sensitivity to pain punishment and rebuke
d) It had human qualities of love hate and revenge.

Question :11) The dog went mad and bit the man because_________
a) It had to gain some selfish interests
b) It was shocked by the selfish attitude of man
c) The enmity between he it and the man unhinged it
d) It wanted to teach man a lesson

Unseen Poem For Class 11 ICSE – Sample 3

Is there aught you need that my hands withhold.
Rich gifts of raiment or grain of gold?
Lo! I have clung to the East and West
Priceless treasures tore from my breast.
And yielded the sons of my stricken womb
To the drum—beats of duty, the sabres of doom.
Gathered like pearls in their alien graves
Silent they sleep by the Persian waves,
Scattered like shells on Egyptian sands.
They lie with pale brows and brave, broken hands
They are strewn like blossoms mown down by chance
On the blood-brown meadows of Flanders and France.
Can ye measure the grief of the tears I weep
Or compass the woe of the watch I keep?
Or the pride that trills thro’ my heart’s despair
And the hope that comforts the anguish of prayer?
And the far and glorious vision I see
Of the torn red banners of victory?
When the terror and tumult of hate shall cease
And life be refashioned on anvils of peace,
And your love shall offer memorial thanks
To the comrades who fought in your dauntless ranks,
And your honour the deeds of the deathless ones,
Remember the blood of my martyred sons!
S Nada

Poem Comprehension For Grade 11 With Questions And Answers (Poem 3)

  • Question: 1) Choose the correct option:
    (1) Select the correct meaning of the word ‘raiment’ from the given options:
    (i) clothing
    (ii) sheet
    (iii) wall
    (iv) covering
  • (2) Select the synonym of the word ‘sabres’ from the given words:
    (i) weapons
    (ii) arms
    (iii) swords
    (iv) pistols
  • (3) She has parted ……….. her priceless possessions.
    (i) for
    (ii) at
    (iii) with
    (iv) down
  • (4) Select the word which is the ‘noun form’ of the given word ‘triumph’:
    (i) triumphing
    (ii) triumphant
    (iii) triumphed
    (iv) triumph
  • (5) Mother India sent her sons to the …………. of death.
    (i) mouth
    (ii) womb
    (iii) teeth
    (iv) jaws
  • Question: 2) Answer the questions briefly:
    (1) Why is ‘Mother India’ desperate?
    (2) What does Mother India expect?
    (3) Why are the banners of victory ‘torn and red’?
    (4) Why are these brave soldiers buried in “alien graves”?
    (5) What makes Mother India proud?
    (6) What is Mother India’s vision of a new world?

Answers of Given Questions –

  • Answer: 1) (1) i
    (2) iii
    (3) iii
    (4) ii
    (5) iv

Answer: 2) (1) Mother India is desperate because she has parted with her sons who are her priceless treasures.
(2) Mother India expects the world to remember the sacrifices made by her sons in the World War with gratitude.
(3) ‘Red’ stands for blood and ‘torn’ refers to sufferings. Thus, the banner of victory is red with the blood of suffering.
(4) These brave soldiers have been fighting for the Royal British army during the World War. They are buried in different countries where they died while fighting.
(5) Mother India is proud of her sons’ supreme sacrifice that immortalises them forever.
(6) Mother India envisions a new world based on peace, love and understanding.

Unseen Poem For Class 11 CBSE – Sample 4

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on those lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal work, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Unseen Poem With Questions And Answers Class For 11 (Poem 4)

  • Question: 1) Infer the meanings of the following phrases:
    (i) the heart that fed
    (ii) the hand that mocked them
    (iii) colossal work
  • Question: 2) Change the following into adjectives:
    (i) antiquity
    (ii) trunk
  • Question: 3) Explain the following lines:
    My name is ………………………. beside remains.
  • Question: 4) Write the summary of this poem.

Answers Of Given Questions-

  • Answer: 1) (i) the king whose heart was the source of the passions.
    (ii) the sculptor who imitated them (and made fun of them).
    (iii) huge statue (artificiality) that will ruin a day.
  • Answer: 2) (i) antique
    (ii) trunkless

Answer: 3) There was a pedestal on the statue, where the traveler read that the statue belonged to Ozymandias, the king of kings. Although Asana told the powerful spectators that they should heed the king’s actions and thus despaired at his greatness, all the flats were covered with sand. All that is left is the broken idol.

Answer: 4) The poet met a traveler who was ancient land. The traveler told the poet that he had seen a huge but fragmented statue where only the legs were left standing. The face was submerged in the sand, barking and sneezing. The sculptor has carved the expressions very well. It was written on the pedestal that I am Ozymandias, the king of kings. He did a mighty job. In the second, the king wants to compare his work to that of Ozymandias, so that king will be saddened to find his inferior work. Invented power is nothing but natural power.

Unseen Poem For Class 11 – Sample 5

Four seasons fill the measure of the year;
There are four seasons in the mind of man:
He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear
Takes in all beauty with an easy span:
He has his Summer, when luxuriously
Spring’s honey’d cud of youthful thought he loves
To ruminate, and by such dreaming nigh
Is nearest unto heaven: quiet coves
His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close; contented so to look
On mists in idleness to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
He has his Winter too of pale misfeature,
Or else he would forgo his mortal nature.

Unseen Poem For Class 11 With Questions And Answers (Poem 5)

  • Question: 1) Infer the meanings of the following phrases:
    (i) Fill in the measure
    (ii) threshold brook
    (iii) mortal nature
  • Question: 2) Change the following words into adjectives:
    (i) lust
    (ii) youth
  • Question: 3) Write the summary of this poem.
  • Question: 4) Explain the following lines-
    ‘Four seasons ………………… easy span:

Answers Of Given Questions-

  • Answer: 1) (i) four seasons complete the year and the human life
    (ii) small stream that flows past the house
    (iii) destined to die.
  • Answer: 2) (i) lusty
    (ii) youthful

Answer:3) The poet visualises the whole of human life in terms of four seasons. The youthful years are his spring, the mature age is summer, the declining years are autumn and old age is winter. He is subject to decay. Hence, he has to face this change.

Answer:4) As four seasons characterise a year so also four seasons characterise the life of a man. The youthful years are his spring. He has strength and imagination. He understands beauty with little effort.

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