English CBSE Class 12 NCERT Flamingo Poem 5 A Roadside Stand Free Solution of Textbook Questions and Answers
A ROADSIDE STAND
(Text Book Questions)
Answer: The polished traffic passed with a mind ahead,
Or if ever aside a moment, then out of sorts
At having the landscape marred with the artless paint
Of signs that with N turned wrong and S turned wrong
Their complaint was about loss of good landscape because of these sheds and wrongly written signboards.
Answer: The villagers had put up roadside stands to earn some money. They thought that people residing in city had enough cash with them to buy things. They felt that they were asking money for selling good product at reasonable price.
Answer: Many businessmen and political leaders have promised several things to villagers. Both have exploited villagers for their own benefit.The poets has used following words and phrases to indicate double standrads –
And give us the life of the moving-pictures’ promise
That the party in power is said to be keeping from us.
Where they won’t have to think for themselves anymore,
While greedy good-doers, beneficent beasts of prey,
Swarm over their lives enforcing benefits
That are calculated to soothe them out of their wits,
Answer: His childish longing is to remove all misery of villagers in one go.
Misery of villagers can be removed in one go if all the people of city start buying everything from villages. But this is not possible. Hence his wish goes in vain.
Answer: Sometimes I feel myself I can hardly bear
The thought of so much childish longing in vain,
The sadness that lurks near the open window there