One World - New Voices - Class 6 - English
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He saw the bug his king had caught, He was sharp, not one to miss, Pride it was he knew for sure That made the badshah speak like this. a. Who is ‘he’ in these lines? b. What ‘bug’ is he talking about? c. What reason does he give for the king speaking like this?
a. He refers to Birbal. b. The ‘bug’ refers to the pride which king had in himself. c. The reason is the pride on being the king of the empire as had been stated by him ‘as far as eye can see all this belongs to me’.
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Akbar growled and growled some more ‘Get up, you - ! You make me sore!’ a. What made Akbar growl? b. Why does Akbar say, ‘Get up, you-‘? c. Explain what Akbar means by ‘you make me sore’.
You know old Akbar, one-time king He thought he knew ‘most everything, Cross his path, at you he threw A torrent of words on how much he knew, ‘I’ve seen the whole wild world, you bet! The moon, the stars, sun and set, Mountains, forests, rivers, streams Islands, oceans, the wave the gleams, Town and village, big and small House and hearth, I’ve seen them all. a. Name the poem and the poet. b. What does the expression ‘torrent of words’ mean? In what sense has it been used in the poem? c. What all did Akbar boast about?