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INDIAN WEAVERS - Class 8th Third Language English Textbook Solutions

– Sarojini Naidu

Answer the following questions.

1.) How many questions does the poet ask? Who listens to the questions and answers them?

Answer: The poet asks three questions to the weavers. The weavers answer them.

2.) Name the three stages of man’s life as mentioned in this poem.
Answer: Birth, marriage and death i.e. childhood, youth and old age.

3.) The weavers are busy all day and have no time to rest. Do you agree with this statement?
Answer: Yes, I agree with this statement as the weavers work all day long.

4.) Blue, purple and green suggest childhood and youth. What colour suggests old age and death?
Answer: White color suggests old age and death.

5.) What does a garment of a new-born child look like?
Answer:  A garment of a new-born child looks like blue color as of the wing of a halcyon wild.

6.) Describe the garment of the bride.
Answer: The garment of the bride is beautiful. It is like the feathers of a peacock which has purple and green color.

7.) What different words in the third stanza suggest the occasion for using the white cloth?
Answer: We weave a dead man’s funeral shroud.

8.) Apart from the title, which lines tell you that this poem is Indian?
Answer: We weave the marriage – veils of a queen.
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man’s funeral shroud.

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