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Read the extracts and answer the questions:

'Goodbye'

There is no touch now. The wave has broken.'

i) Quote the line which states that the two people who are separating are not within touching distance anymore.

ii) What does the word 'wave' symbolise?

iii) Which one word in the above extract describes the theme of the poem?

Answer :

(i) ‘There is no touch now. The wave has broken.’


(ii) The word ‘wave’ symbolizes movement and dynamism of life which interaction with loved ones allows. The broken wave shows how the separated lovers withdraw into a brittle shell of isolation.


(iii) “Goodbye” describes the theme of separation in this poem.


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