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11th English In the Street of the Fruit Stalls Poem Short Questions

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This post contains 1st Year English Book 3, In the Street of the Fruit Stalls Poem Question Answers Notes for class 11 students. Jan Stallworthy is the poet of this beautiful symbolic poem and notes have been taken from Kips notes. This is poem No.5 in English Book 3 of Class 11. Relevant Notes of this poem have already been shared and their links are available at the bottom of this post. However, complete 1st Year English notes are also available on ilmihub. You can download them separately as English Book 3 Notes which are based on Plays Notes and Poems notes and on the other hand 1st Year English Book 1 Notes which are based on short stories. Besides this, you can download Class 11 all subjects books pdf.

1st Year English Poem 5 In the Street of the Fruit Stalls Question Answers Notes

Q. Who wrote the poem, “In the Street of the Fruit Stalls”?

Ans. Jan Stallworthy wrote the poem, “In the Street of the Fruit Stalls”.

Q. Write a critical note on the poem, “In the Street of the Fruit Stalls”.

Ans. The poet paints a gloomy picture of the world which is threatened with the darkness of war, poverty and misery. However, he says that all these threats have failed to crush man’s love for pleasures of life.

Q. What are the feelings of the poet standing in the dark?

Ans. The poet feels saddened at the sight of the poverty and misery caused by war. The spontaneous enjoyment and lively jubilation of the dark children only heightens the gloomy mood of the poet.

Q. Why does the poet compare the fruits to cannon balls?

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Why does the poet use “cannon balls” to describe the fruit?

Ans. The poet is so horror-stricken that even the fruits piled up in a conical form appear to be bombs to him. Fruits glowing red-hot and gold-hot, like cannon balls point to the devastation of war in the surroundings.

Q. What does the poet say about the children in the poem, “In the Street of the Fruit Stalls”?

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What do dark children do and what do they stand for?

Ans. Dark children come into the street of the fruit stalls where dark dew is falling. They have a coin to buy the fruit. They enjoy themselves, unmindful of what is going around. They stand for the continuity of life.

Q. How do the children enjoy the fruit?

Ans. The children are full of life, and are least conscious of what is going around. They come to a fruit stall, buy melon, guava, and mandarin, break them open and let the gushing juice wet their mouths, fingers, cheeks and chins.

Q. What do the children symbolize?

Ans. The children symbolize freedom from care and worries of life. They stand for the continuity of life. Their jubilation shows that the threats of war and poverty have failed to crush man’s love for pleasures of life.

Q. How does the poet inspire the readers?

Ans. The poet inspires the readers by presenting children as the continuity of life. In spite of the dark picture of the world and the gloomy mood of the poet, there is a touch of optimism, simple pleasures of life will continue to have attraction for us.

Q. Paraphrase the last stanza of five lines in your own words.

Ans. Dark children come into the street of the fruit stalls. They buy fruit with the coin they have. They break it open and let the gushing juice wet their mouths, fingers, cheeks and chins. Children enjoy the fruit and are least conscious of the miserable situation that saddens the poet.

Q. Make a list of all fruits mentioned in the poem.

Ans. The fruits mentioned in the poem are melon, guava and mandarin.

Relevant Notes

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