Monday, July 21, 2014

My Mother - Glossary & Comprehension



Glossary
hover  (v) : remain in the air
shiuli (n) : small, white or orange flowers that bloom in autumn
scent (n) : perfume/good smell

Comprehension
Answer the following questions.
1. How does the poet feel the presence of his mother?
2. What do you understand from the statement – ‘I cannot remember my mother’?
3. Does the poem convey sadness? If yes, pick out the suggestive expressions.
4. What imagery do you find in each stanza? How does it appeal to you?

Stanza
Images
Sense it appeals to
1
Mother rocking the cradle and singing a song
ears
2


3



5. Read the poem ‘My Mother’ again to complete the table.
Questions
Stanza 1
Stanza 2
Stanza 3
Who are the persons involved ?



Where does the action take place?



What is the mother associated with?



What is the theme?




*6. We all love our mother, don’t we? We love her because of certain qualities. Think and  write about her qualities.
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7. How would you choreograph the first stanza? (Group work)
a. What settings do you arrange?
b. What are the characters and their actions?
c. What is the sequence of actions?

Stanza
Action of the main character
Action of the supporting team / characters
1


2


3



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