AMANDA

Q.1) Choose the correct meaning of the italicized words from the alternatives given in brackets.

a) ....... hunch you shoulders .......
     ( raise / cut / nag)
= Raise

b)....... is a languid emerald sea .....
    ( Tensed / relaxed / turmoil )
= Relaxed

c)...... my ' hushed bare feet .....
     ( noisy / compassion / silent)
= Silent

d).......tower is tranquil and ......
         (calm / commotion / clamour )
= Calm

e) There is a languid emerald sea
         (Green / blue / White)
= Green

Q.2) True or False

a) Amanda is a boy.
= False

b) Amanda is a school going boy.
= False

c) Amanda likes to bite her fingers.
=True

d) The sole inhabitant in the emerald see is an octopus.
=False

e)Amanda likes to have chocolates.
= True

f)Amanda is asked to take a bath.
= False

g) Amanda thinks herself as Rapunzel.
= True

Q. 3) Give short answer of the following.

a) Who is Amanda ?
= Amanda is a school going girl who does not want to be instructed by her elders.

b) What does Amanda like to bite ?
= Amanda likes to bite her nails.

c) Who lives in a languid, emerald sea ?
= A mermaid lives in a languid emerald sea.

d) What does the speaker ask Amanda to clean ?
= The speaker asks Amand to clean her shoes.

e) What does Amanda asked to remember ?
= Amanda is asked to remember her acne.

f)How is the life in tower ?
= The life in the tower is tranquil and rare.

g) Where did the mermaid live ?
= The mermaid lived in a languid emerald sea.

h) Where did Rapunzel live ?
= Rapunzel lived in a high tower.

i) What does Amanda like to eat ?
= Amanda likes to eat chocolate.

1. What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid ?
= If Amanda were a mermaid she could live a very peaceful life in the emerald sea far away from her relatives where  there would be no one to instruct her, and she would be very happy to lead a solitary life.

2. How do you know that Amanda was a teenager ?
= I have seen some symptoms of a teenager in Amanda. The symptoms like appearance of acne and having a freedom mind support the point that Amanda is a teenager.

3. How old, do you think Amanda is ? How do you come to know this ?
=I think Amanda is twelve or thirteen years old because I have seen some symptoms of a teenager in Amanda. The symptoms like appearance of acne and having a freedom mind support the point that Amanda is a teenager.

4. Is Amanda a student ? How do you know ?
= Yes, Amanda is a student. In the poem Amanda is asked whether she had done her homework or not. This tells us that Amanda is a student.

5. Where does Amanda roam ? What does she do with her bare feet ?
= Amanda roams the street of her village. With her bare feet she draws pattern on soft dust.

6. Is Amanda an orphan ? Why does she say so ?
= No, Amanda is not an orphan. She says so because it is her strong wish to be an orphan. She likes the life of the orphans as they have no one to instruct them.

7. Why does Amanda want to be an orphan ?
= Amanda thinks that the orphans are very happy as they have no one to instruct them. Moreover, they can do whatever they want and go wherever they want. That is why Amanda wants to be an orphan .

8. Why does Amanda want to be Rapunzel ?
= Amanda's parents or her elders instruct her anytime anywhere which she does not like at all. She always longs for a tranquil and solitary life where there would be no one to instruct or scold her. On the other hand the life of  Rapunzel in the tower is tranquil and rare. That is why Amanda wish to be Rapunzel.

9. Why does Amanda wants to be the mermaid of the languid emerald sea ?
= Amanda's parents or her elders instruct her anytime anywhere which she does not like at all. She always longs for a tranquil and solitary life where there would be no one to instruct or scold her. On the other hand the life of the  mermaid in the languid emerald sea is very tranquil and peaceful where there is no one to disturb her. So, Amanda wants to be the mermaid of the languid emerald sea.

                
                AMANDA

Don't bite your nails, Amanda !
Don't hunch your shoulders, Amanda !
Stop that slouching and sit up straight, Amanda !

(There is a languid, emerald sea,
where the sole inhabitant is me-
a mermaid, drifting blissfully .)

Did you finish your homework, Amanda ?
Did you tidi your room, Amanda ?
I thought I told you to clean your shoes, Amanda !

( I am an orphan, roaming the street.
I pattern soft dust with my hushed, bare feet.
The silence is golden, the freedom is sweet. )

Don't eat that chocolate, Amanda !
Remember your acne, Amanda !
Will you please look at me when I am speaking to you, Amanda !

(I am Rapunzel, I have not a care;
life in the tower is tranquil and rare;
I will certainly never let down my bright hair. )

Stop that sulking at once, Amanda !
You're always so moody, Amanda !
Anyone would think that I nagged at you, Amanda !

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