Fog NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Poem 9
Fog NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
Fog Thinking about the Poem
What does Sandburg think the fog is like?
Sandburg thinks that fog is like a cat.
How does the fog come?
The fog comes quietly on the cat’s feet.
What does ‘it’ in the third line refer to?
‘It’ in the third line refers to ‘fog’.
Does the poet actually say that the fog is like a cat? Find three things that tell us that the fog is like a ‘cat’.
The poet actually says that the fog is like a cat. He compares fog with the cat for ‘coming quietly’ and ‘silent haunches’ and ‘then moves on’.
Fog Extra Questions and Answers
Fog Reference-to-Context Questions
Read the stanza given below and answer the questions that follow:
The fog comes on little cat feet.
(a) The poet thinks that the fog is like a
(b) ‘Cat’s feet’ refers to the softness of
(c) Fog is a symbol of
(d) Give the meaning of the phrase ‘on little cat feet’ from the extract.
It sits looking
over harbour and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
(a) The fog spreads over the and city on silent haunches like a cat.
(b) The fog ………. after some time just as a cat does.
(c) The poetic device in the extract is personification.
(d) Find the same meaning of ‘port’ in the extract.
Fog Long Answer Question
‘Nothing lasts forever’. How far does the poem ‘Fog’ depict this idiom?
The fog in the poem makes a silent, but all-pervasive entry on the scene. It gives no indication of its temporary nature, at this stage. Its silent arrival, as if on cat feet, does not indicate its onward spread. It seems to be surrounding the entire countryside like a child sitting on its haunches, indicating a mysterious aura without exposing its next move.
The reader anticipates some dramatic outcome of this all-pervasive presence from the harbour, right down to the city. In the final outcome, the fog makes a silent exit, as secretively as its arrival. The entire drama seems to suggest that even in the most engulfing of circumstances, is but temporary in nature.