NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Unit 7 Poem - When I set out for Lyonnesse

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This unit has an interesting poem “When I set out for Lyonnesse”, composed by Thomas Hardy who once visited a parish as an architect to supervise the restoration of a church. While he was returning from the parish, people noticed two distinct things about him — a new glow in his eyes and a crumpled piece of paper was sticking out of his coat pocket.

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When I set out for Lyonnesse

Working with the poem (Page 106)

Question 1:

In the first stanza, find words that show

(i) that it was very cold.

(ii) that it was late evening.

(iii) that the traveller was alone.

Answer:

(i) that it was very cold – rime

(ii) that it was late evening – starlight

(iii) that the traveller was alone – lonesomeness

Question 2:

(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was

(a) improbable.

(b) impossible.

(c) unforeseeable.

(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Answer:

(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was

(c) unforeseeable

(ii) “No prophet durst declare;

Nor did the wisest wizard guess”.

Question 3:

(i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following.

‘Everyone noticed something, and they made guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.

(ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed,

Answer:

(i) “All marked with mute surmise”.

(ii) “My radiance rare and fathomless”.

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