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English Class 12
Flamingo - Poems (Literature)

Read the given extract and answer the questions

Extract:

Now we will count to twelve

and we will all keep still

for once on the face of the earth,

let's not speak in any language;

let's stop for a second,

and not move our arms so much.

(Keeping Quiet)

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Question (i)

What is the rhyme scheme of this extract?

  • (a) ABABCC
  • (b) AABBCC
  • (c) ABCABC
  • (d) ABCCBA

Answer:

Answer written by student: 

(a) ABABCC

Step-by-step explanation:๐Ÿ‘‡

  •  To find the rhyme scheme of a poem, we need to look at the last words of each line and assign them letters based on their sounds.๐Ÿ”Š
  •  For example, if two lines end with words that rhyme, we give them the same letter. If a line ends with a word that does not rhyme with any other word, we give it a different letter.๐Ÿ”ค
  •  In this extract, the last words of the first and third lines are "twelve" and "earth", which rhyme with each other. So we give them the letter A.๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ
  •   The last words of the second and fourth lines are "still" and "language", which rhyme with each other. So we give them the letter B.๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ
  •  The last words of the fifth and sixth lines are "second" and "much", which do not rhyme with any other word. So we give them different letters, C and D.๐Ÿ†‘๐Ÿ†’
  •  Therefore, the rhyme scheme of this extract is ABABCC.โœ”๏ธ

Question (ii)

 Select the option that is NOT true about the lack of punctuation at the end of line 1 in the extract.

  • (a) It creates a sense of urgency and immediacy.
  • (b) It suggests that the speaker is giving an order or a command.
  • (c) It shows that the speaker is unsure or hesitant about his proposal.
  • (d) It allows the line to flow into the next one without a pause.

Answer:

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