A. Answer the following questions, each in a complete sentence: (Each question carries 1 mark)
(i) Where does irony lie in the poem ?
(ii) In what form of verse is this poem written in ?
(iii) On what tone does the poem end ?
(iv) What makes this poem easy to read ?
(v) Where will green twigs rise from ?
(vi) “And then it is done” – What act is referred to here ?
(vii) What is to be done with the root in the poem “On Killing of a Tree” ?
(viii) How, according to Gieve Patel, has the tree grown ?
(ix) What kind of task is it to kill a tree ?
(x) What type of poem is “On Killing a Tree” ?
B. Answer the following questions, each in about 100 words: (each question carries 6 marks)
(i) Describe in detail the growth of the tree as given in the first stanza of the poem “On Killing a Tree”.
(ii) How does the tree heal itself ?
Or, How is the life-force of the tree described in the poem “On Killing a Tree” ?
(iii) The poem “On Killing a Tree” describes man’s cruelty and violence to nature. Discuss.
(iv) How can the tree be killed in “On Killing a Tree” ?