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Jun 25, 2014

Question Answer of 'Night Mail' By W H Auden | English Literature

Question 1: what does the night mail bring?
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Question 2: Whom are there later addressed to?
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Question 3 : What are the different colours of papers used to write letters ?
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Question 4 : What are the nature of the letters brought by the night mail?
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Question 5: why do you think the night mail was a messenger to the people who lived in different areas of England and Scotland?
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Question 6: Describe the journey of the train.
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Question 7: how does the poet give an universal  appeal to the train?
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Answer 1: The night mail brings cheques and postal order and also different types of letters for the people in England and Scotland.
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Answer 2: The letters are addressed to the rich, poor, the shop at the corner and the girl next door.
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Answer 3: The different colours of paper used to write letter are pink, violet, white and blue.
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Answer 4: The nature of these letters are chatting, the catty, boring, adoring, cold, official, heart out pouring, clever, stupid, short, long, typed, printed and spelt all wrong.
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Answer 5: The poem "Night Mail" by WH Auden was written in an era  when the system of communication was not highly developed, yet the steam engine was found. The people of that time communicated mostly through letters. So the night name was regarded as the messenger that binds the people who lived in different areas of England and Scotland.
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Answer 6: the poet WH Auden has captured nicely with his creative poetic language, how the train moves smoothly, nicely across English landscapes from England to Scotland. On the way of his journey, the train passes the hilly terrain, countryside and industrial cities too.
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Answer 7: The poet W H Auden gives an universal appeal to the train Night Mail by telling that it brings letters for rich and poor both.
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Jun 18, 2014

Question Answer of 'The Vegabond' | By R L Stevenson | English Literature

The Vagabond
-----  By 
 Robert Louis Stevenson

Vagabond- a person who wander from place to place without a permanent home.


Question 1 : what does vagabond ask for the first stanza of the poem?

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Question 2 : What does the vagabond not wished for?
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Question 3 : What does the poet say about autumn or winter?
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Question 4 : Quote the lines that are repeated in the poem. Why are these lines repeated?
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Question 5 : what does the poet want from life? Name three things he can do without.
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Question 6 : what are the plans of the poet?
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Question 7 : How does the poet lead his life during winter?
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Question 8 : Why does the poet not have any expectation?
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Question 9: Why does the poet choose to be a vagabond?
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Answer 1 : Generally people like a life of steadiness,  security and certainty. but R L Stevenson likes to live the life of a vagabond. He sings the glory of aimless wandering life. The vagabond love to live with the minimum requirements of life. What he wants are the sky above a bed in the bus bread for food and river water to drink and nothing more.
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Answer 2: the Vagabond does not wish for a friend , hope or wealth .
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Answer 3: the pas has described rosy vividly the autumn and winter in the poem Vagabond. In autumn the field looks barren g the leaves have fallen off the tree. the birds are no more longer seen singing on the trees.
The cold is so severe in the winter that blood almost freezes and the finger looks blue. The fields are covered with snow.
The fireside is the only place which can give only warmth and relief to the vagabond.
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Answerer 4: The following lines are repeated in the poem:
Let the blow fall soon or late;
Let what will be o'er me.
Give the face of Earth around me;
And the road before me.
Wealth I ask not, hope nor love,
Nor a friend to know me.
All i ask the heaven above,
And the road below me.
The poet has repeated these lines in order to emphasize the intense feelings of the vagabond. It also shows the poet's strong desires to lead a carefree life without tearing neither death nor the severe weather conditions.He stresses on the wish of the vagabond that he does not want wealth , hope or friend , but he only wants to roam on the roads before him under the sky full of stars.

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Answerer 5: the poet wants a life which is carefree and wandering. He wants to sleep on the grass and watch the open sky about it. He wants to eat only bread and drink water from the river. the poet does not want wealth , love or hope. He only wishes to room all over the world without fearing death.
The three things that the poet can do without are:
* wealth
* hope
* lone and friends .

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Answer 6: According to poet he is ready for death which would come sooner or later and if it does not come , he has the roads before him to travel around the whole world and the sky above it. These are the poet 's plan.

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Answerer 7: During the winter there is no change in the poet's lifestyle, he also roams in the frosty fields ; which makes the blood almost freezes and the finger looks blue. He eats whatever food he gets from the frosty fields. He keeps himself warm with the help of someone else as fire and continues with his overlasting journey without yielding to winter.

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Answerer 8: The poet does not have any expectation from life because he takes in his strides whatever life caters to him. It is because he does not have any expectation as he is satisfied with his own way of life.

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Answerer 9 : The poet chooses to be a vagabond because he has unlimited independence and has not tied to any limitation. It is his care free life, without any aim or worries that makes him feel happy as a vagabond.
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