NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Hornbill Chapter 2

A Photograph Class 11

Chapter 2 A Photograph Exercise Answers & Summary

A photograph descries 3 stages. In the first stage, the photograph shows the poet's mother standing at the each enjoying her holiday ith her two girl cousins. She was 12 or so at that time. The second stage takes us twenty or thirty years later. The motehr would laugh at the way she and her cousins Betty and Dolly were dressed up for each holidays. In the third stage, the poet remembers the mother with a heavy heart. The photograph revives a nostargic feeling in the poet.

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 11

Q1 :  

Infer the meaning of the following words from the context.

   Padding                                         transient

Now look up the dictionary to see if your inference is right.


Answer :

Paddling: To move a boat by means of paddles.

Transient: Something that stays at a place for a short time-period.

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Think it out : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 12

Q1 :  

What does the word 'cardboard' denote in the poem? Why has this word been used?


Answer :

In the poem, the word 'cardboard' stands for the frame that supports and borders the photograph. The photograph shows the poet's mother as a twelve year old girl with two of her cousins, Betty and Dolly. The word 'cardboard' has been used to depict that the photograph is many years old. The use of cardboard as a photo frame was common in old times.

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Q2 :  

What has the camera captured?


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Q3 :  

What has not changed over the years? Does this suggest something to you?


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Q4 :  

The poet's mother laughed at the snapshot. What did this laugh indicate?


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Q5 :  

What is the meaning of the line "Both wry with the laboured ease of loss".


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Q6 :  

 What does "this circumstance" refer to?


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Q7 :  

The three stanzas depict three different phases. What are they?


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