Read the extract and answer the following questions.

Extract:

Saheb too is wearing tennis shoes that look strange over his discoloured shirt and shorts. “Someone gave them to me,” he says in the manner of an explanation. The fact that they are discarded shoes of some rich boy, who perhaps refused to wear them because of a hole in one of them, does not bother him. For one who has walked barefoot, even shoes with a hole is a dream come true.

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Question (i)

List any two sensory details present in this extract.

Sensory details are words or phrases that appeal to the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. They help the reader to imagine and experience the scene that the writer describes. Some examples of sensory details present in this extract are:

  • Tennis shoes that look strange over his discoloured shirt and shorts
  • A hole in one of the shoes

Step-by-step explanation:

  • To list any two sensory details present in this extract, we need to identify the words or phrases that appeal to the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.
  • Sensory details help the reader to imagine and experience the scene that the writer describes, by creating vivid images and impressions in their mind.
  • Some examples of sensory details present in this extract are:
  •    Tennis shoes that look strange over his discoloured shirt and shorts: This appeals to the sense of sight, as it shows how Saheb's shoes do not match his shirt and shorts, both in terms of their appearance and their quality. It also shows the contrast and the disparity of his situation.
  •    A hole in one of the shoes: T his also appeals to the sense of sight, as it shows how one of Saheb's shoes is damaged and defective. It also shows the irony and the contradiction of his situation.
  • These are two sensory details present in this extract that help us to understand Saheb's feelings and situation better.😊

Question (ii)

Complete the sentence appropriately.

The phrase "in the manner of an explanation" suggests that ____________.

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