Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Earthen Goblet - Glossary & Comprehension



Glossary
twirl (v)              :               turn something round and round.
fatal (adj)           :               causing death
captive (n)          :               prisoner

Comprehension
Answer  the  following questions.
  1. Who is ‘I’ in the poem? Who is the speaker in the first stanza?
  2. What does the phrase ‘fragrant friendship’ convey about the goblet’s relationship with the flower?
  3. The poem has the expression ‘burned so warm’. Does the poet have tender feelings towards the goblet or the earth? What is your opinion?
  4. The goblet has certain feelings towards its present life and past life. Which life does it like? Why?
  5. What common things do you notice between the expression ‘living breath’ of me and ‘natural stage’?

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