NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 18

Animals (Poem) Class 10

Unit 18 Animals (Poem) Exercise Answers & Summary

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Thinking about the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 84

Q1 :  

Notice the use of the word 'turn' in the first line, "I think I could turn and live with animals..." What is the poet turning from?


Answer :

The poet is turning away from living with other humans as he finds them complicated and false. He would rather live with animals that are self-contained and non-complaining.

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Q2 :  

Mention three things that humans do and animals don't.


Answer :

The poet has drawn three comparisons between humans and animals. Humans sweat and work to make a living and later whine and sulk about the amount of work they have to do to survive. Animals, on the other hand, do not whine about their condition. Humans lie awake at night and cry for the wrongs they have done. Animals do not weep for anything they do and sleep peacefully. Finally, humans make each other sick by discussing their duties to God. However, animals do not have any god and they live and survive without any prayers or fasts.

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Q3 :  

Do humans kneel to other humans who lived thousands of years ago? Discuss this in groups.


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Q4 :  

What are the 'tokens' that the poet says he may have dropped long ago, and which the animals have kept for him? Discuss this in class. (Hint: Whitman belongs to the Romantic tradition that includes Rousseau and Wordsworth, which holds that civilisation has made humans false to their own true nature. What could be the basic aspects of our nature as living beings that humans choose to ignore or deny?


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