For Anne Gregory NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Poem 11
For Anne Gregory NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
For Anne Gregory Thinking about the Poem
What does the young man mean by ‘great honey-coloured ramparts at your ear?’ Why does he say that young men are ‘thrown into despair’ by them?
“Great honey-coloured/Ramparts at your ear” means white hair of the beloved. White hair reflects the maturity and the growing age of the beloved. The young are thrown into despair on seeing her white hair because they find her unattractive and too old to be a beloved.
What colour is the young woman’s hair? What does she say she can change it to? Why would she want to do so?
The colour of the young woman’s hair is grey. She is ready to use any colour, say, black or brown or carrot for dying her hair. She wants to impress her despaired lover who had not seen her inner beauty.
Objects have qualities which make them desirable to others. Can you think of some objects (a car,a phone, a dress) and say what qualities make one object more desirable than another? Imagine you were trying to sell an object: what qualities would you emphasise?
Usefulness, quality, durability, utility, price and looks of an object are some factors which make the object desirable.
For Anne Gregory Extra Questions and Answers
For Anne Gregory Reference-to-Context Questions
Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow:
But I can get a hair-dye
And set such colour there,
Brown, or black, or carrot,
That young men in despair
May love me for myself alone
And not my yellow hair.
(a) Anne Gregory wants to argue on the point that a young man will love her alone.
(b) Anne wants to change the …………. of her hair to make her lover love her and not her hair.
(c) Anne would give her hair orange, yellow or carrot colour. (True/False)
(d) Find the antonym of ‘hope’ in the extract.
“I heard an old religious man
But yesternight declare
That he had found a text to prove
That only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.”
(a) The old religious man wants to give the from a religious text.
(b) The yellow hair refers to the colour of the hair and the
(c) Only God can love us for ourselves. (True/False)
(d) Find the same meaning of ‘saintly’ in the extract.
For Anne Gregory Long Answer Question
The poet in the poem, ‘For Anne Gregory’ conveys that we should give importance to the inner beauty and not to the physical appearance. Elaborate with reference to the poem. [Delhi 2019]
The lady has attractive yellow hair, but shuns any suitor who falls for her hair rather than herself. The lady asserts that she can dye her hair into shades of brown, black, or carrot to ward off desperate men and assert that a genuine lover should love her for herself and not for her hair. The poet declares that human love is fickle and drawn to exterior appearances. The poet declares that loving a person for his true character rather than the external accoutrements, is a godly quality. God loves a human being for their true selves and not for their yellow hair, proving that a gay coat does not make a person a gentleman.