Poem – 3
In this post, we have given the Important Questions of Poem 3 “Keeping Quiet”. It is the 3rd chapter of Class 12th English .
|Board||CBSE Board, UP Board, JAC Board, HBSE Board, UBSE Board, PSEB Board, RBSE Board|
|Chapter no.||Poem 3|
|Chapter Name||Keeping Quiet|
|Category||Class 12 English Important Questions|
Poem 3 Keeping Quiet
Qes 1 What will counting to twelve and keeping quiet help us achieve?
Ans – The poet asks each one of us to count twelve and then be quiet, silent and motionless so that at least for once on the surface of the earth no language will be spoken. We will be able to meditate, reflect and introspect in silence. It will help us to achieve a sense of togetherness among all, a condition which is important for the survival of humanity.
Qes 2 What is the sadness that the poet ,Pablo Neruda, refers to in the poem, ‘Keeping Quiet’?
Ans- The poet refers to the sadness, which surround man due to not having any time for himself, of not understanding what he and his fellowmen want. He has no time for introspection, as a result, he is not able to analyze his own actions and understand its consequences.
Qes 3 Do you think the poet advocates total inactivity and death? Why?
Ans- No, the poet does not advocate total inactivity or death. He clearly states that his asking for stillness should not be confused with inactivity. He only wants to stop inhuman and destructive activities particularly those involved in war. He wants to live in peace.
Qes 4 What are the different types of wars mentioned in the poem? What is Neruda’s attitude towards these wars?
Ans- The poet mentions war against humanity and nature. Green wars, wars with poisonous gases and wars with fire do no good to any one. Neruda feels that such wars may bring victory but there are no survivors. It is a hollow victory. It means there is heavy loss on both sides.
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