Answer :

(i) The name of the poem is ‘My Mother at Sixty-Six’ and the poet is Kamala Das.

(ii) In her childhood, the poet felt insecure about losing her mother, just as all the young children do.

(iii) The poetic device used in the line 1-2 is ‘simile’ as the poet compares her mother’s dull face with a late winter’s moon.

(iv) The phrase ‘late winter’s moon’ represents the dull and solemn sight of the moon in a winter’s night.


(i) The unlucky heir here refers to the little boy from the slum.

(ii) The unlucky boy from the slum has inherited a disfigured, gnarled and diseased body.

(iii) A sweet little boy was sitting at the back of the classroom. He sat completely immersed in his own thoughts, unnoticed and unobserved by all.

(iv) The boy was immersed in some thoughts and the sights outside the classroom instead of paying attention to the teacher present in the classroom.

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