I know where there's a magic store,
With a hundred counters - maybe more.
You'd never believe what bargains there,
      For a song you can get a silver star.
You can wander down the aisles and buy,
A pine tree etched on a sunset sky
 A velvet night with a shining moon,
Or if you prefer it, a golden noon,
You can purchase a sky of azure blue,
With fleecy clouds all woven through,
Right and left, you are sure to pass,
Carpets made of flowers and grass.
 Counters there are with 
treasures rare,
Solid things or fragile ware.
All for you is this rich display,
Constantly changed by night and day
Choose for yourself whatever it be,
A daisy field or a wind-blown tree.
A quite pool or a singing stream,
A purple dusk or a rosy dream.
Come to the magic shop and buy!
All you need a seeing eye.
Life keeps this store for you and me,
And the best of it all-these things are free!
 
 
questions from this text (please ans them individually)
 
1. How many counters does the magic store have?
2. explain the phrases :
 a. for a song 
 b. etched on a sunset sky 
c.  a golden noon 
d. fleecy cloud 
3. what according to you are the solid things available in this store?
4. what does the poet mean by saying ' all you need is the seeing eye'?
5.How does the poet describes the sky?
6. What are the carpet being compared to?
7. How is the magic store special ?
8.Counters..........night and day (stanza)
  a. what kind of treasures does the store have?
   b. which word of the line means 'delicate'?
   c. how can the rich display constantly change by night and day?
9. which things would you like to take from magic store ?
10.  why can not you buy things from magic store ( true or false)
 a. because things are free so u can't buy them
 b. because things are expensive
 c. because there is nothing in the store


Asked by dj.smartiedon | 10th Jul, 2015, 12:11: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student,
 
We are allowed to answer only one question per query. We have made an exception in your case and have provided responses to most of the questions. However, some of the questions are simple and their answers can be easily found in the poem. We would like you to make an attempt at answering those. 
 
Do go through the response section below and do get back to us in case of doubts. 
 
Q1. The answer to this question is in the second line of the poem. 
 
A2. 
  • for a song: at a cheap rate
  • etched on a sunset sky: on the evening sky
  • a golden noon: afternoon that appears like gold in colour
  • fleecy cloud: covered in fleece

 

 

A3. The phrase ‘solid things’ refers to words in the poem that you can see and feel; like pine tree, flowers, etc. Please read the poem to find more such words.

A4. The poet says that life offers us with nature, which in turn is abundant in beautiful things. By saying ' all you need is the seeing eye', she strongly insists us to activate our senses and look around to explore nature.

A5. The answer to this question can be easily found in the following lines from the poem: A pine tree etched...azure blue.

A6. The carpet has been compared to flowers and grass.

A7. The magic store is special because its display changes constantly by night and day. Moreover, the store offers an enchanting view of clear skies and lays grassy and flowery carpets for you. These things, are said to be 'free' as they are beyond material pleasures.  

A8.

a. The store has rare treasures.

b. The word ‘fragile’ means ‘delicate’. 

c. Nature offers a varied experience as seasons change and as days turn into nights. A day sky is azure blue while the same sky will turn velvety at night. Spring will have blossoms displayed around while winter will have only wind-blown trees. Thus, the rich display will constantly change by night and day.  

 

A9. This is a personal response question and should be attempted by you.

A10. ...because things are free so u can't buy them.

 

etched on a sunset sky: on the evening sky

a golden noon: afternoon that appears like gold in colour

fleecy cloud: covered in fleece

Dear Student,
 
We are allowed to answer only one question per query. We have made an exception in your case and have provided responses to most of the questions. However, some of the questions are simple and their answers can be easily found in the poem. We would like you to make an attempt at answering those. 
 
Do go through the response section below and do get back to us in case of doubts. 
 
Q1. The answer to this question is in the second line of the poem. 
 
A2. 
  • for a song: at a cheap rate
  • etched on a sunset sky: on the evening sky
  • a golden noon: afternoon that appears like gold in colour
  • fleecy cloud: covered in fleece

 

 

A3. The phrase ‘solid things’ refers to words in the poem that you can see and feel; like pine tree, flowers, etc. Please read the poem to find more such words.

A4. The poet says that life offers us with nature, which in turn is abundant in beautiful things. By saying ' all you need is the seeing eye', she strongly insists us to activate our senses and look around to explore nature.

A5. The answer to this question can be easily found in the following lines from the poem: A pine tree etched...azure blue.

A6. The carpet has been compared to flowers and grass.

A7. The magic store is special because its display changes constantly by night and day. Moreover, the store offers an enchanting view of clear skies and lays grassy and flowery carpets for you. These things, are said to be 'free' as they are beyond material pleasures.  

A8.

a. The store has rare treasures.

b. The word ‘fragile’ means ‘delicate’. 

c. Nature offers a varied experience as seasons change and as days turn into nights. A day sky is azure blue while the same sky will turn velvety at night. Spring will have blossoms displayed around while winter will have only wind-blown trees. Thus, the rich display will constantly change by night and day.  

 

A9. This is a personal response question and should be attempted by you.

A10. ...because things are free so u can't buy them.

 

etched on a sunset sky: on the evening sky

a golden noon: afternoon that appears like gold in colour

fleecy cloud: covered in fleece

Answered by Snehal Naik | 10th Jul, 2015, 03:41: PM