English Class 9
Beehive - Poems (Literature)

Read the given extract and answer the questions


No motion has she now, no force; 

She neither hears nor sees;

(A slumber did my spirit seal)

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Question (i)

What does the word "motion" mean in this extract?

  • a) Emotion
  • b) Movement
  • c) Intention
  • d) Promotion


Answer written by the student:

b) Movement

Step-by-Step Explanation:

  • To answer this question, we need to understand the meaning and the context of the word "motion" in this extract.🧐
  •  The word "motion" has different meanings depending on how it is used. For example, it can mean a proposal or a suggestion in a meeting, a gesture or a signal with the hand or the head, a change of position or location, etc. 🌟
  •  In this extract, the word "motion" means movement or change of position . The poet says that his beloved has no motion now, meaning that she is still and unmoving. He implies that she is dead and does not move at all.💔
  •  Therefore, the correct option is b) Movement . The other options are incorrect because they do not match the meaning or the context of the word "motion" in this extract.❌

Question (ii)

 What is the rhyme scheme of this extract?


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