NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 8 - Fog [Poem]

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Chapter 8 - Fog [Poem] Exercise 115

Solution 1

i) Sandburg thinks the fog is like a cat. 

ii) According to the poet, the fog comes in silently like a cat.

iii) In the third line 'it' refers to the fog.

iv) No, the poet does not actually say that the fog is like a cat. He uses the cat as a metaphor to describe it. He does to directly liken the fog to a cat.

 

The three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat are as follows:  

1) 'The fog comes on its little cat feet'- It means, like a cat the fog comes in so slowly that one hardly notices it.

2) 'It sits looking over harbour and city' - This line indirectly compares fog to a cat that likes to sit on window edges and look outside.

3) 'on silent haunches and then moves on'-  It means that like  a cat sitting on its haunches with its knees bent, the fog too sits silently for a while and then slowly moves on.

 

Solution 2

(i)

Storm

tiger

pounces over the fields, growls

Train

Lightening

 moves very fast, speeds along the tracks, darts across the tracks

Fire

conflict

leads to destruction

School

Green house

students are nurtured; ideas, dreams and aspirations sprout

Home

Nest

provides safety, security

For solution

(ii), students are recommended to be creative and pen down a few lines as per their understanding of the question.

Solution 3

No this poem does not have a rhyme scheme. It is written in 'free verse'.