CBSE Class 12 Sample Paper for 2024 Boards - English

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Question 13 (B)

Imagine you are Pablo Neruda , the poet of Keeping Quiet. What advice might you offer to Robert Frost, the poet of A Roadside Stand, in the context of his conflicted emotions, as displayed in the given lines

The requisite lift of spirit has never been found, 

Or so the voice of the country seems to complain,

 I can’t help owning the great relief it would be 

To put these people at one stroke out of their pain. 

Pen down your advice , in a letter to Frost. 

You may begin this way: Dear Robert I recently read your poem, "A Roadside Stand," and... 

You may end this way: I hope this advice is helpful to you. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to support you. Warmly, Pablo Neruda

Answer: 

Dear Robert,

I recently read your poem, "A Roadside Stand," and I was moved by your compassion and empathy for the rural poor. I understand that you feel conflicted about their situation and wish you could do something to ease their suffering. However, I also sense that you are troubled by your own privilege and guilt, and that you are unsure of how to relate to them.

I would like to offer you some advice, as a fellow poet and a friend. I think you should try to keep quiet for a moment, and listen to the silence that surrounds you . I think you should try to connect with the natural world, and appreciate its beauty and harmony. I think you should try to see the people at the roadside stand as human beings, not as objects of pity or scorn. I think you should try to respect their dignity and their dreams, and not impose your own values or expectations on them.

I believe that by doing this, you will find a new perspective and a new peace. You will realize that you are not alone in your struggle, and that you share a common bond with all living things. You will discover that there is more to life than material wealth or social status, and that there is a deeper meaning and purpose in your poetry.

I hope this advice is helpful to you. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to support you.

Warmly,

Pablo Neruda

Step-by-Step explanation by Teachoo:

  • To write this letter, we need to understand the main themes and messages of both poems.📚
  • To write the letter, we need to imagine how Neruda would respond to Frost's poem, and what advice he would give him. We need to use a friendly and respectful tone, and show that we understand and appreciate Frost's feelings and concerns.👥
  • We can start the letter by introducing ourselves and stating the purpose of writing. We can mention that we have read Frost's poem and that we were moved by it. We can also briefly summarize what we think the poem is about.🖋️
  • We can then offer our advice, based on our own poem and philosophy. 🗣️
  • We can end the letter by expressing our hope that our advice is helpful, and offering our support and friendship. We can also invite Frost to reply or contact us if he needs anything else. We can sign off with a warm and polite closing.💌

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