CBSE Class 11 English Reading Passages and Poems

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A.2 Read the poem given below and write the option that you consider the most appropriate :

The island dreams under the dawn

And great boughs drop tranquillity;

The peahens dance on a smooth lawn,

A parrot sways upon a tree,

Raging at his own image in the enamelled sea.


 Here we will moor our lonely ship

 And wander ever with woven hands,

 Murmauring softly lip to lip,

 Along the grass, along the sands,

Murmauring how far away are the unquiet lands:


How we alone of mortals are

Hid under quiet boughs apart,

While our love grow and Indian star,

A meteor of the burning heart,

One with the tide that gleams, the wings that gleam and dart,


The heavy boughs, the burnished dove

That moans and sighs a hundred days:

How when we die our shades will rove,

When eve has hushed the feathered ways,

With vapoury footsole by the water’s drowsy blaze.

A. ‘boughs drop tranquillity means the wind...

i) has started blowing

ii) has stopped blowing

iii) has disturbed islanders dreams

iv) caused a sea storm

B. The parrot is very excited to find its

i) swaying joy

ii) image formed in the mirror

iii) reflection in the sea.

iv) loneliness on the tree

C. The narrator and his companion would

i) leave their ship and rest on sands

ii) fasten their ship and go for a walk

iii) repair their ship and restart their journey

iv) fasten their ship to the parrot’s tree

D. ‘alone of mortal’s means away from the company of ...

i) animal kingdom

ii) other sailors

iii) human beings

iv) parrots and peahens

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