Fog CLASS 8 English Lesson 20
I saw the fog grow thick,
Which soon made blind my ken,
It made tall men of boys
And giants of tall men.
मैंने देखा कि कोहरा घना है,
जो जल्द ही अंधे मेरे केन,
इसने लड़कों का लंबा कद बढ़ाया
और लम्बे आदमियों के दिग्गज।
It clutched my throat, I coughed,
Nothing was in my head
Except two heavy eyes
Like balls of burning lead.
इसने मेरा गला दबा दिया, मुझे खांसी हुई,
मेरे सिर में कुछ भी नहीं था
सिवाय दो भारी आँखों के
जैसे बॉल ऑफ बर्निंग लीड।
And when it grew so black,
That I could know no place
I lost all judgement then,
Of distance and of space.
और जब यह इतना काला हो गया,
कि मैं कोई जगह नहीं जान सकता
मैंने सभी निर्णय खो दिए,
दूरी और अंतरिक्ष की।
The street lamps, and the lights
Upon the halted cars,
Could either be on earth
Or be the heavenly stars.
स्ट्रीट लैंप, और रोशनी
रुकी हुई कारों पर,
या तो पृथ्वी पर हो सकता है
या स्वर्गीय तारे हो।
A man passed by me close,
I asked my way, he said,
‘Come follow me, my friend-‘
I followed where he led.
एक आदमी मेरे करीब से गुजरा,
मैंने अपना रास्ता पूछा, उन्होंने कहा,
‘मेरे पीछे आओ, मेरे दोस्त-‘
मैंने पीछा किया जहां उन्होंने नेतृत्व किया।
He rapped the stones in front,
‘Trust me’, he said, ‘and come.’
I followed like a child
A blind man led me home.
उसने पत्थरों के सामने से रेप किया,
‘मुझ पर भरोसा करो’, उन्होंने कहा, ‘और आओ।’
मैंने बच्चे की तरह पीछा किया
एक अंधे आदमी ने मुझे घर पहुंचाया।
W. H. Davies
- Answer the following Questions:
(i) What does ‘I’ refer to in the poem?
Answer – ‘I’ in the poem refers to the poet.
(ii) How did the poet’s eyes look like in the fog?
Answer – The poet’s eyes looked like balls of burning lead in the fog.
(iii) Why did the poet lose his judgement and why?
Answer – The poet lost his judgment due to fog. It grew so black that he failed to understand anything.
(iv) Who was the man who passed by the poet?
Answer – A blind man passed by the poet.
(v) How did the poet reach home?
Answer – The poet reached home with the help and guidance of the blind man.
(vi) Which word indicates to us that the second man was blind?
Answer – The word ‘blind’ indicated to us that the second man was blind.
(vii) What message do you get from this poem?
Answer – The poem gives us message that a blind person has skill which can prove an advantage over the one with vision in some occasions.
- Write true or false against the given statements:
(i) The man was able to see everything in the fog. (False)
(ii) In the fog, his eyes looked like burning lead. (True)
(iii) He imagines that the lamps, light and cars are heavenly stars. (True)
(iv) The blind man helped him to cross the road. (True)
(v) The poet reached his home safely. (True)
- Write the stanza number which gives the following sense:
(i) The person reached his home safely with the help of a blind man. (Stanza number 6)
(ii) The man was helpless and was not able to decide where he was. (Stanza number 3)
(iii) It is not possible to see anything during fog. (Stanza number 1)
(iv) He imagines the lights to be like stars. (Stanza number 4)
(v) The person compares the eyes with burning lead. (Stanza number 2)
VocabularyI. A. Complete the word web:
B. Two seasons in which you can see fog:
Answer – (i) Rainy Season (ii) Winter Season.
II Give three rhyming words for the word given below:
III. Use the following words in sentences: (Don’t use words in isolation, Give situations)
(1) wrap – She wrapped her friend’s birthday gift beautifully.
(2) lead – A true leader should lead the people in the interest of the nation.
(3) judgement – The court gave the judgement to hang the killer to death.
Your teacher often uses some sentences in the class.
“Write your name on the board”
“Bring your note book here”
“Please, give me your pen”
“Stand up on the bench”
“Please, take your seat”
“Clean the board”
“Call him here”
“Don’t be late”
- Write the sentences as given in the example:
The teacher said, “Write your name on the board.”
- The teacher said, “Come here.”
- The teacher said, “Bring your note book here.”
- The teacher said, “Please, give me your pen.”
- The teacher said, “Stand up on the bench.”
- The teacher said, “Please, take your seat.”
- The teacher said, “Clean the board.”
- The teacher said, “Call him here.”
- The teacher said, “Don’t be late.”
- Rewrite your sentences again to explain to your mother at home what you were made to do. An example is given below:
Note: The teacher ordered/requested me to write my name on the board.
- Direct speech has imperative sentences.
- Use ‘to’ before the ‘verb’ of the reported speech.
- Change ‘said’ into ordered/requested if necessary.
- The teacher ordered me to write my name on the board.
- The teacher ordered me to go there.
- The teacher ordered me to bring my note book there.
- The teacher requested me to give him/her my pen.
- The teacher ordered me to stand up on the bench.
- The teacher requested me to take my seat.
- The teacher ordered me to clean the board.
- The teacher ordered me to call him there.
- The teacher ordered me not to be late.