2.3 There is another sky – Activity 1

Read the following extract & complete the activities given below. [10]
There is another sky,
Ever serene and fair,
And there is another sunshine,
Though it be darkness there;
Never mind faded forests, Austin,
Never mind silent fields –
Here is a little forest,
Whose leaf is ever green;

Here is a brighter garden,
Where not a frost has been;
In its unfading flowers
I hear the bright bee hum:
Prithee, my brother,
Into my garden come!
A1] Global Understanding [2]
Complete the following –
1. The speaker of the poem is _________
2. The poem is addressed to ______
3. According to the poet the flowers in her garden are _______
4. The little garden is under _________
A2] Inference/Interpretation [2]
The poet encourages her brother by telling him about the brighter side of life. Make a list of the expressions in the poem that mean encouragement.
A3] Personal Response [2]
Write in short about any incident occurred in your life where you received encouragement.
A4] Poetic Devices [2]
“Where not a frost has been.”
Write the figure of speech in the above line. Find and write one example of the same from the extract.
A5] Poetic Creativity [2]
Compose four lines on the topic – ‘My garden’

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