10th Class English Comprehension Comprehension Based on Stanzas

Comprehension Based on Stanzas

Category : 10th Class

*         Comprehension Based on Stanzas    

 

 

 

*            Passage - 1  

Oft in my waking dreams do I

Live o'er again that happy hour,

When midway on the mount I lay.

Beside the ruin'd tower.  

 

Read the stanza carefully and tick the correct answers:  

 

 

 

  In the stanza, the poet says about_________.

(a) The memory of his dreams                  

(b) His remembrance of happy hour

(c) Dreams which he sees in dawn          

(d) Feelings of happy hour while in dream

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (c)

Explanation: (c)

The first line of the stanza states about 'waking dreams', which means the dream seen during early morning. The term 'dawn' means 'early morning'; hence the correct option is (c).    

 

 

  The poet says to have taken rest on the way near.

(a) Midway                                                        

(b) Mount                          

(c) Tower                                                            

(d) All of the above

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (c)

Explanation: (c)

The last line of the stanza states 'Beside the ruined tower' which states the correct answer.  

 

 

   'Happy hour' as used by the poet means_______.

(a) Good times full of delight                     

(b) Time of enjoyment,

(c) Period of joy and happiness                

(d) When the time is favorable and pleasurable

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (a)

Explanation: (a)

The correct option will be 'Good times full of delight'. The poet asks himself if he could again cherish those happy moments which he had experienced during his dreams seen during early morning.  

 

 

  The point at which the poet lies down on the way to the mount -

(a) While waking up                                       

(b) During happy hour

(c) Beside the ruin'd tower                         

(d) When he reaches midway

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (d)

Explanation:(d)

As it is mentioned in the question 'point' the correct option will be option (d), because midway is a point between two places.    

 

*            Passage - 2  

I know not if I could have borne To see thy beauties fade; The night that followed such a morn Had worn a deeper shade   Read the stanza carefully and tick the correct answers:  

 

 

       

 

  The mood of the poet through the stanza reflects________.

(a) Lamentation                                               

(b) Melancholy

(c) Complexities                                              

(d) Skeptical

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (d)

Explanation: (d)

'Skeptical' means cynical, doubtful, etc. Hence, the mood of the poet in the stanza reflects a tone of confusion and doubt. Therefore, the correct option will be 'skeptical'. 'Lamentation' means to show expression of grief; 'melancholy' means sad or depressed; and 'complexities' means difficulties or problems.  

 

 

  The poet laments about________.

(a) Pervading of night's deeper shade   

(b) Fading of beauties

(c) Inability to borne again                          

(d) Following of night

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (a)

Explanation: (a)

Although the poet is hopeful about his future birth and enjoying the beauties and pleasure of nature, yet a tone of uncertainty looms over his thoughts as expressed in the stanza. Hence, the correct option will be  

 

 

  The stanza reflects that the poet talks about_________.

(a) Night                                                             

(b) Evening                        

(c) Morning                                                       

(d) Fading

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (c)

Explanation: (c)

The third line of the stanza helps to determine that the poet talks about the coming of morning after a dark night.  

 

 

  The poet does not know about _________.

(a) If he would born again                           

(b) If he could see the faded beauties

(c) If the night would follow morning     

(d) If the deeper shade of life had worn out

(e) None of these

 

Answer: (a)

Explanation: (a)

The first line of the stanza hints answer to the question, where the poet is uncertain about his next birth.        

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