Friday, 4 October 2019

Sympathy

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                                                  Sympathy 




Comprehension and Appreciation of the Poem
Answer each question briefly:

1. How did the proud man help the poet?
Ans. The proud man helped the poet by giving him gold.

1.      How did the poor man help the poet?
Ans. The poor man bound his head, gave him bread and looked after him day and night.

2.      What according to the poet is greater than gold?
Ans. According to the poet, heavenly sympathy is greater than gold.

4. When could the poet stand erect and why?
Ans. The poet could stand erect after paying back the (gold) money the proud man had given him because that man did not show any sympathy to him.

Vocabulary Enrichment
Find the odd word out in each set:

1. feather, beak, egg, wing, tail.

2. sorrow, grief, distress, pain, pride.

3. weather, hot, cold, warm, sunshiny.

4. rich, poor, kind, wealthy, well-do-do.

Ans.    1. Egg
1.      Pride
2.      Weather
3.      Kind.


Grammar in Use
Rewrite the following passage in the Present form:
Once the poet was in great trouble. A rich man helped him with money. The poet later paid the man back his money. Another time, the poet was again in trouble. A poor man helped him. He showed sympathy towards the poet. The poet did not know how he could repay the man for his
kindness.
Ans.

Once the poet is in great trouble. A rich man helps him with money. The poet later pays the man back his money. Another time, the poet is again in trouble. A poor man helps him. He shows sympathy towards the poet. The poet does not know how he can repay the man for his
kindness