English CBSE Class 12 NCERT Flamingo Poem 3 Keeping Quiet Free Solution of Textbook Questions and Answers
(Text Book Questions and Answers)
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Q 1. What will counting upto twelve and keeping still help us achieve?
Answer: We shall be able to overcome the routine running and rush of every day. We shall remain calm. So there will be no violence. Peace and brotherhood will prevail. We will have time to introspect ourselves. We shall be able to protect our environment.
Q 2. Do you think the poet advocates total inactivity and death?
Answer: No, poet does not advocate total inactivity. Poet is requesting us to take from nature only to the extent it is required for our living. We must protect environment and foster brotherhood among ourselves.
Q 3. What is the ‘sadness’ that the poet refers to in the poem?
Answer: In our daily running and rush we are not understanding ourselves. In pursuit of our worldly comfort and selfishness we have forgotten that we are threatening our own existence.
These are the two aspects of sadness poet is referring to.
Q 4. What symbol from Nature does the poet invoke to say that there can be life under apparent stillness?
Answer: The poet invokes symbol of earth to drive home his point. He says that even after the greenery is destroyed, plants again grow to protect the environment. Even after a crop is cut, earth continues to give us another crop.