Fog – NCERT Solutions

Q. What does Sandburg think the fog is like?

Ans. Sandburg thinks that fog is like a cat.

Q How does the fog come?

Ans. The fog comes silently like a cat.

Q What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to?

Ans. ‘It’ refers to the fog.

Q Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a cat.

Ans. Yes, the poet compares the fog with a cat. The three things are:

  1. The fog comes silently like a cat.
  2. It spreads over objects and stays for some time like a cat sitting on its haunches.
  3. The fog disappears as it comes just as a cat moves away after sometime.

Q. Find metaphors for the following words and complete the table below. Also try to say how they are alike. The first is done for you.

StormTigerPounces over the fields, growls
Train
Fire
School
Home

Answer

StormTigerPounces over the fields, growls
TrainGush of windmoves, runs
FireAngerwarmth, brilliance
SchoolGatewayprovides knowledge
HomeNestprovides protection, safety

Q. Does this poem have a rhyme scheme? Poetry that does not have an obvious rhythm or rhyme is called ‘free verse’.

Ans. The poem has no rhyme scheme. It is in free verse.

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