A. SAQ (Short Answer Questions): (1 mark each & to be answered in a complete sentence each)
- When does the poet observe the beauty of London ?
- What kind of poem is “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge”?
- How is the air of London in the early morning?
- Which river is mentioned in “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge”?
- Why did he poet invoke God in the poem?
- What is called ‘mighty heart’ in the poem?
- What garment does the city of London wear?
- What is the city of London compared to by the poet?
- When was the poem written?
- What is described in the poem?
- “Dull would he be of soul ....” – Whom does the poet think ‘dull of soul’?
- How does the early sun beautify the valley, rock and hill?
- “And all that mighty heart is lying still.” – To whom does the poet compare the city of London here?
- “And all that mighty heart is lying still.” –Whose heart does the poet see lying still?
- “And bright and glittering in the smokeless air.” – Why is the air smokeless?
- Why does the poet say that ‘the river glideth at his own sweet will’?
- Why do all objects of the city look bright and shining?
B. DAQ (Descriptive / Analytical Questions):
(5 marks each & to be answered in about 100 words each)
- How does the poet present London in the beauty of the morning?Or, How does Wordsworth describe the city of London in his poem “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge”?
- “The city now doth like a garment wear / The beauty of the morning; silent, bare.”—Explain the image contained in the lines. Or, Bring out the simile implied here.
- Describe how far the title of the sonnet, “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge” is appropriate.Or, Write a note on the significance of the title of the poem “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge”.
- How does Wordsworth use personifications in the poem, “Composed Upon the Westminster Bridge”?