NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Flamingo Poetry 1 My Mother At Sixty Six

My Mother At Sixty Six

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My Mother At Sixty Six questions and answers

Q.1 Name the poem and poet of these lines?
Ans. The poem titled My Mother at Sixty-six’ is written by Kamala Das.

 Q.2 What did the poetess see beside her?
Ans. The poetess saw her mother dozing beside her on the seat.

Q.3 Where was the poetess going and when?
Ans. The poetess was going to Cochin, on last Friday morning.

Q.4 Who is in’I’ the above lines?
Ans ‘I’ in the above lines is the poetess Kamala Das.

Q.5 Write down the name of the poem and the poet?
Ans. The name of the poem is My Mother at Sixty six’, written by Kamala Das.

Q.6 Who is ‘She’ in these lines?
Ans. She stands for the poetess.

Q.7 What was she looking out?
Ans. She was looking out at young trees and merry children spilling out of their homes.

Q.8 Whose security check was done and why?
Ans. The poetess’ security check was done as she was going to Cochin.

Q.9 who did the poetess look at again?
Ans. The poetess looked again at her mother’s face.

Q.10 What did the poetess note on looking at her mother?
Ans. She noted her mother’s colorless pale face, which looked like late winter’s moon with the old familiar pain of her own childhood’s fear on it.

Q.11 Trace the word in the stanza that means- to suffer continuous pain.
Ans.  Ache – to suffer continuous pain.

Q.12 Who is Amma’ in the lines?
Ans. Amma’ is poetess’ mother.

Q.13 What did the poetess say to her?
Ans. She said. See you soon. Amma

Q.14 What did the poetess say to her?
Ans. Just smiled for her.

Q.15 What the kind of pain and ache that the poetess feels?
Ans. Poetess ‘Kamala Das’ is very sad about seeing the face of her mother She comes to know that her mother is not going to live long. She feels the pain of separation from her mother. The colorless dim and cold face of her mother like that of late winter’s moon gives the sense of ache to the poetess.

Q.16 Why are the young trees described as Sprinting’?
Ans. Young trees seemed to be printing while poetess is traveling in a cat This sprinting movement contrast with the poet’s ashen’s like an old mother. The children who are in the spring of their lives are full of energy whereas the old people are weakened and consumed by time.

Q.17 Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children spilling out of their homes?
Ans. The poetess here in this poem also emphasizes the continuity of life. On one side young and happy children are playing outside, on the other side, her mother is old and weak. The continuity in the activities of life is too depicted by the merry children spilling out of their homes.

Q.18 Why has the mother been compared to the late winter’s moon?
Ans. The poet’s ess mother has grown old. Her face seems to be colorless and ‘wan’ as a late winter’s moon as her and is approaching She is also devoid of meeting her daughter again. Moreover winter, like old age, in a time of inactivity. In old age, a person grows pale, just like the moon of late winter.

Q.19 What do the parting words of the poetess and her smile signify?
Ans. The parting words of the poetess are “but all I said was, see you soon, Amma, all I did was smile and smile and smile…These are just formal words of parting. Her smile also shows that she has no idea of her mother’s feelings and thoughts. While her mother is looking as pale as death, the poetess can’t do anything but smile.

Q.20 What is the main theme of the poem?
Ans. The poem ‘My mother at Sixty-six’ is written by Kamala Das’. She captures the complex refinements of human relationship in this poem. She reflects the recollections of her experiences when her mother was sixty-six. The poetess is driving from her parent’s home. Her mother is sitting beside her. She is pained and is worried about her mother. This process of aging is natural. But it is painful to look at. So, she looks out at the growing young trees and the merry children running out of their homes. The poem also emphasizes the continuity of life and the inevitable existence of an element of feminism in the human cycle of life.

Q.21 What were Kamala Das’s fears as a child? Why do they surface when she is going to the airport
Ans. The poetess feared that her mother would die one day. They surface for the security check.

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