Important Unseen Poem for class 8 English
Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?
Blue as the wing of a bluebird wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.
Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.
Ques.1Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate:-
(a) What do the weavers weave in the early morning?
(i) a bright blue cloth
(ii) a dull grey cloth
(iii) a soft white cloth
(iv) a red coloured veil
(b) The __________ is purple and green coloured.
(i) dress of the weavers
(ii) dress of a newborn child
(iii) the queen's marriage veil
(iv) the robe of a king
(c) Whom does the poet address in the poem?
(iv) all the above
(d) What do the weavers weave in the chilly moonlight?
(i) a garment light as a feather
(ii) a garment meant to cover a dead man
(iii) a garment to keep away the chill
(iv) a garment to wrap a newborn child in
(e) The three stages of life mentioned in the poem are ___________
(i) infancy, childhood and senility
(ii) infancy, youth and death
(iii) infancy, adolescence, middle age
(iv) childhood, adulthood and senility