CBSE Class 10 English Assignment - The Mirror. Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practice them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.
1. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow.
1. “I am silver and exact . I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike
I am not cruel, only truthful.”
a) In what way is the mirror ‘exact’?
b) What does the poet mean by the expression, ‘I have no preconceptions’?
c) Why has the mirror been described as being ‘unmisted’?
2. “ A woman bends over me
Searching my reaches for what she really is
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon”
a) What is the woman bending over?
b) Why have the candles or moon been called ‘liars’?
c) Why does she turn to them inspite of calling them ‘liars’?
3. “I am not cruel, only truthful
The eye of a little God, four-cornered
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall”
a) Why does the mirror say, ‘I am not cruel’?
b) Why has the mirror been called a ‘four-cornered’ god?
c) How does the mirror spend its time?
2. Short Answer Questions
i) Why is the old woman compared to a terrible fish in the poem, ‘Mirror?’
ii) Why is the mirror like a God and a lake? (CBSE 2011)
iii) Why does the woman not like the Mirror?
3. Long Answer Question
a) The mirror brings out every man’s struggle to break the shackles of vanity and self obsession and accept the truth with dignity. Elaborate
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