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Friday, 2 February 2018

NCERT SOLUTION FOR CLASS 12 FLAMINGO ENGLISH A ROADSIDE STAND

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1) The city folk who drove through the countryside hardly paid any heed to the roadside stand or the people who ran it. If at all they did, it was to complain. Which lines bring this out ? What was their complaint about ?

Ans: The people who drove through the countryside hardly paid any heed to the roadside stand or the people who ran it. The following lines bring this out. “The polished traffic passed with a mind ahead, Or if ever aside a moment, then out of sorts, “ If ever they paid any heed, it was to complain. The following lines show it.
“At having the landscape marred with the artless paint.
Of signs that with N turned wrong and As turned wrong”.
As these lines suggest, the complaint is that the people who ran the roadside stand marred the landscape. Their signboards seemed a blot on the beauty of the nature. In their artless paints, they gave the wrong turns to the alphabets also.

2) What was the plea of the folk who had put up the roadside stand ?
Ans: The plea of the folk who ran the ,roadside stand was that the people who passed by their stands should buy things from them whenever possible. For these poor people needed money.

3) The government and other socialservice agencies appear to help the poor rural people, but actually do them no good. Pick out the words and phrases that the poet uses to show their double standards.

Ans: The government and other social service agencies which appear to help
the poor rural people, actually do them no good. The following words and phrases used by the poet show their double standard.
(i) greedy good-doors
(ii) beneficient beasts of prey
(iii) “Swaram over their lives enforcing benefits that are calculated to soothe them out of their wits. And by teaching them how to sleep they sleep all day Destroy their sleeping at night the ancient way.”

4) What is the ‘childish longing’ that the poet refers to ? Why is it 'vain' ?

Ans: The childish longing of the poet is that at least one of the selfish cars that pass by these shops would be interested in buying something from them. It is in vain because even when some cars stop,they do so to turn back or to ask the way where the car wants to reach

5) Which lines tell us about the insufferable pain that the poet feels at the thought of the plight of the rural poor ?

Ans: The following lines tell us about the insufferable pain that the poet feels at the thought of the plight of the rural poor.
“I can’t help owning the great relief it would be
To put these people at one stroke out of their pain