Maharashtra Board Class 6 English Chapter 2.1 The Clothesline Solution

Maharashtra Board Class 6 English Solution Chapter 2.1 – The Clothesline

Balbharati Maharashtra Board Class 6 English Solution Chapter 2.1: The Clothesline. Marathi or English Medium Students of Class 6 get here The Clothesline full Exercise Solution.


Maharashtra Class 6

English Solution


The Clothesline

(2) Answer the following questions with references to the poem.

(a) What is described in the poem?

Ans: – The struggle of a handkerchief to free herself from the clothesline is described in the poem.

(b) What are the clothes compared to?

Ans: – The clothes compared to:

(i) The clothes compared and prance which means they dance in lively manner and walk with bouncy steps.

(ii) Rainy – tale witches who dance wildly.

(c) What do restive horses do?

Ans: – They restive horses caper and prance which means they dance in lively manner and walk with bouncy steps.

(4) What do fairy – tale witches do?

Ans: – The fairy – tale witches dances wildly.

(e) What did one of the fluttering creatures do?

Ans: – One of the fluttering creatures dance excitedly until she was free. She then flew like a bird, leaving the clothesline behind her.

(f) What could have happened to do one who flew away? Who was she?

Ans: – The one who flew away could have hidden in a ditch or drowned in the sea “she” was the poet’s handkerchief.

(3) Form groups and discuss the following questions:

(a) Why are clothes compared to living things?

Ans: – The clothes are compared to living things because juts like the handkerchief in the poem, even human struggle to get free from the things that hold them back.

(b) The events described in the poem take place at a certain place at a certain period of the year. Under specific weather conditions. Described the place, the time and the weather conditions.

Ans: – It seems that the clothes have been put on a clothesline after good wash, in the backyard of the poet’s house. It is day time and the sun is shining brightly in the sky. Since it is the month of March, the wind is moving the clothes hither and thither.

(4) When we say that two or more words rhyme, we mean that they end with the same sound or syllable. For example, “ring-sing” Rhyming words are often used in verse at the end of the lines. List the rhyming words from the poem. Note words behind and ‘wind’. They have similar spellings that is they look the same. But they are pronounced differently. That is they do not ‘sound’ the same. This is known as ‘eye’ rhyme. Separate the examples of eye rhymes form the following list.

Cry-try, stronger-longer, laughter-daughter, known-grown, none-shone, Beat-feat, won-done, Imply-simply.

Ans: – None-Shone, Shut-put, Imply-Simply

(5) List all the phrases from the poem in which two or more words are joined with ‘and’.

Ans: – The phrases from the poem in which two or more words are joined with ‘and’ are:

Hither and thither

To and fro

Caper and Prance

Shiver and skip

Flipping and flapping and flooding

 (6) From groups and discuss what must have happened to the handkerchief. Write the story in our own words.

Ans: – The handkerchief with the help of the wind. Must have continued her journey further. Braving the wind and the sun, she must have taken rest on treetops and rooftops. Her journey must have to come to an end only with the arrival of rains. The rains must have not allowed it to fly. It must be patiently waiting for the rains to go and the sun to shine that world bring back the breeze, so it could once again fly high in the sky.

(8) Complete the following comparisons.

(1) As white as _________ as green as _________, as red as __________.

Ans: – snow, grass, blood

(2) As blue as _______ as black as _________ as bright as __________

Ans: – Sky, coal, sun

(a) Rewrite these comparisons using the comparative degree.

Ans: – Greener than grass

Redder than blood

Bluer than sky

Blacker than coal

Brighter than sun

(b) Find suitable objects for each comparison. Example – Petals or flowers or feathers whiter than snow.

Ans: – Pear greener than grass

Roses redder than blood

Ink bluer than sky

Hair blacker than coal

Fire brighter than sun.

Updated: October 9, 2020 — 2:12 pm

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