Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
I looked again at her, wan, pale
As a late winter’s moon and felt that old
Familiar ache, my childhood’s fear,
But all I said was, see you soon, Amman,
All I did was smile and smile and smile …
(i) Name the poet and the poem.
(ii) What was the poet’s childhood fear?
(iii) What is the poetic device used in lines 1- 2?
(iv) Explain: ‘late winter’s moon’.
…… The stunted, unlucky heir
Of twisted bones, reciting a father’s gnarled disease,
His lesson, from his desk. At back of the dim class
One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream,
Of squirrel’s game, in tree room, other than this.
(i) Who is the unlucky heir?
(ii) What has he inherited?
(iii) Who is sitting at the back of the dim class?
(iv) How is he different from rest of the class?