NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Unit 5 Poem - The School Boy

NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Unit 5 Poem – The School Boy is available at BYJU’S for Class 8 students. The NCERT Solutions of Class 8 are solved by our panel of subject specialists, according to the latest CBSE guidelines. This unit has a poem “The School Boy”, in which the speaker is a school boy who is not a happy child. He compares himself to a caged bird and a plant that withers when it should blossom.

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The School Boy

Working with the poem (Page 84)

Question 1:

Find three or four words/phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy.

Answer:

The words or phrases in stanza 1 that reflect the child’s happiness and joy are “love to rise in a summer morn”, “birds sing on every tree”, “distant huntsman winds his horn”, “the skylark sings with me” and “sweet company”.

Question 2:

In stanza 2, the mood changes. Which words/phrases reflect the changed mood?

Answer:

The words or phrases reflect the changed mood are “it drives all joy away”, “a cruel eye outworn” and “in sighing and dismay”.

Question 3:

‘A cruel eye outworn’ (stanza 2) refers to

(i) the classroom which is shabby/noisy.

(ii) the lessons which are difficult/uninteresting.

(iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Mark the answer that you consider right.

Answer:

(iii) the dull/uninspiring life at school with lots of work and no play.

Question 4:

‘Nor sit in learning’s bower

worn thro’ with the dreary shower’

Which of the following is a close paraphrase of the lines above?

(i) Nor can I sit in a roofless classroom when it is raining.

(ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.

(iii) Nor can I sit in the school garden for fear of getting wet in the rain.

Answer:

(ii) Nor can I learn anything at school though teachers go on lecturing and explaining.

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