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MY MOTHER AT SIXTY SIX

MY MOTHER AT SIXTY SIX

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MY MOTHER AT SIXTY SIX
KAMALA DAS
Driving from my parent’s home to Cochin…. That she thought away1.
Where was the poet driving? Who was sitting beside her?
2.
What did the poet notice about her mother?
3.
Why was her mother’s face looked like that of a corpse?
4.
Find words from the passage, which mean Sleep lightly, dead body.
5.
How did the mother look? What simile has been used?
6.
What did the poet realize? How did she feel?
…… and looked but soon put that thought away and looked out at youngtrees sprinting , the merry children spilling out of their homes.1.
What did the poet realize? How did she feel?
2.
What did she do then?
3.
What did she notice in the world outside?
4.
What thought did the poet put away?
5.
How did she divert her attention?
6.
How is the mother described with a simile? What words is used focomparison?
But after the airport’s security check….all I did was smile and smile andsmile
1.What did the poet do after the security check?2.Why did the poet compare her mother’s face to a late winter’s moon?3.What is her childhood fear?4.How do the parting words of the poet and her smile present a contrast to her real feelings?5.Did she express her fear? What did she do?6.Why did she smile and say’ “see you soon , Amma”?
Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each:
1.How did the poet’s mother look the day she drove with the poet to Cochin?2.What were the poet’s fears as she looked at their mother ?3.What happy images helped her to ‘put that thought away’?4.What were the poet’s feelings at the airport? How did she hide them?5.The poem describes a commonplace experience. But it has deep significance?
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