NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 16

The Ball Poem (Poem) Class 10

Unit 16 The Ball Poem (Poem) Exercise Answers & Summary

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Thinking about the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 47

Q1 :  

Why does the poet say, "I would not intrude on him"? Why doesn't he offer him money to buy another ball?


Answer :

The poet says "I will not intrude on him" because he wants the boy to learn the meaning of loss on his own. He does not offer him money to buy another ball because according to him, money or another ball is worthless. The boy was trying to understand his first responsibility as he had lost something, which could not be brought back.

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Q2 :  

"… staring down/All his young days into the harbor where/His ball went…"

Do you think the boy has had the ball for a long time? Is it linked to the memories of days when he played with it?


Answer :

Yes, it seems like the boy has had the ball for a long time. When it bounced into the water, all his memories of the days of childhood flashed in front of him. This led to a realisation that those moments would not come back, just like the ball. He can buy new balls and can similarly create new moments, but those that are gone would not return.

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Q3 :  

What does "in the world of possessions" mean?


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Q4 :  

Do you think the boy has lost anything earlier? Pick out the words that suggest the answer.


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Q5 :  

What does the poet say the boy is learning from the loss of the ball? Try to explain this in your own words.


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