Unseen Poem Collection Poem 12

Directions : (Q. Nos. 1 – 6) Read the poem carefully and answer the following questions.

All eyes are fearful of the spotted hawk,
whose dappled wingspread opens to a phrase
that only victims gaping in the gaze
of death occurring can recite. To stalk;
To plunge; to harvest; the denial-squawk
of dying’s struggle; these are but a day’s
rebuke to hunger for the hawk, whose glazed
accord with death admits no show of shock.
Death’s users know it is not theirs to own,
nor can they fathom all it means to die
for young to know a different death from old.
But when the spotted hawk’s last flight is flown,
he too becomes a novice, fear struck by
the certain plummet once these feathers fold.

1. The denial-squawk refers to the


2. To the hawk, a day’s rebuke to hunger suggests that the bird


3. glazed accord with death means that


4. The word that is closest in meaning to the word ‘dappled‘ in the poem is


5. Here, he too becomes a novice suggests that


6. The following line exemplifies the use of personification as a poetic device


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