Maharashtra Board Class 9 English Chapter 1.3 Have You Ever Seen Solution

Maharashtra Board Class 9 English Solution Chapter 1.3 – Have You Ever Seen

Balbharati Maharashtra Board Class 9 English Solution Chapter 1.3: Have You Ever Seen. Marathi or English Medium Students of Class 9 get here Have You Ever Seen full Exercise Solution.


Maharashtra Class 9

English Solution


Have You Ever Seen

Think of five homographs and list them below. Then write two sentences of your own to bring out the differences in the meaning:

1.) Bear – to endure/ an animal.

Sentence- a) You have to bear some pain, to gain success.

b) We saw a bear with its cubs while we were crossing the woods.


2.) Close- connected/ lock.

Sentence- a) Shihin is very close to her cousins.

b) Don’t forget to close the door before you leave.


3.) Blue- Colour/ sadness.

Sentence: a) I have a beautiful royal blue dress.

b) Her face turned blue when she heard such a shocking news.


4.) Lead- Metal/ Start off in front.

Sentence- a) Lead is still widely used for car batteries.

b) Lead your friends towards the garden for the party.


5.) May- Unsure/ Month.

Sentence- a) They may come up with very effective idea.

b) Rohan will visit his parents in the month of May.

Find some examples of pun with the help of your parents/ teacher:

1. The cyclist was twotired to win the race.

2. Her cat is sitting beside her computer table to keep an eye on the mouse.

3. Next year I’ll spend more thyme, growing herbs.

4. Our school librarian is a good bookkeeper.

Write some examples of Interrogation from famous poems or from the internet:

  1. Do you think I am that stupid, that I’ll fall for your lies?
  2. Who is here so vile that will not love his country?
  3. “O mighty Ceasar! Dost thou lie so low?”

English workshop:

From each line in the poem, pick out a word that is a homograph; write its meaning with the context of the poem, then write the other meaning implied in the question:


Line one- bed.

a) A piece of furniture.

b) Bottom of the river, sea etc.

Line two- hair.

a) Fine thread like strands growing from the skin of humans and some other animals.

b) A very small quantity.

Line three- foot.

a) The lower extremity of the leg below the ankle.

b) Metrical unit.

Line four- pair.

a) A set of two things used together.

b) Couple


Line one: eye.

a) Each pair of globular organs of sight.

b) To observe.

Line two- wing.

a) A modified forelimb that bear large feathers, especially in birds.

b) A part of a large building.

Line three- ribs.

a) Each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in the pairs of the spine.

b) A long raised piece of a supporting material.

Line four- trunk.

a) The main woody stem of a tree.

b) The long nose of an elephant.


Line one: teeth.

a) Denticle.

b) An appetite.

Line two- hands.

a) The end part of a person’s arm.

b) Helping someone. (Lending hand to someone.)

Line three- plot.

a) Conspiracy.

b) A piece of ground.

Line four- bark.          

a) The cry of a dog, wolf etc.

b) The tough protective outer sheath branches of trees.

Write two lines from the poem which you find most humorous. Justify your choice:

  1. “Has the foot of a mountain any toes?”
  • It is quite amusing to imagine how there’s small toes to such a big mountain. Poet’s imagination and witty sense has given a fun part.
  1. “Does the needle ever wink its eyes?”
  • Thinking about a small needle winking its little eyes. The poet has not given its usual meaning; sometimes the readers might get confused at the witty puns used here.

From the poem give three examples of:

  • Interrogation-

a. Have you ever seen a sheet on a river bed?

b. Does the needle ever wink its eye?

c. Can the garden plot be deep or dark?


  • Pun-

a. Does the needle wink its eye?

b. Can you tickle the ribs of a parasol?

c. Has the foot of a mountain any toes?


  • Personification-

a. Teeth of a rake.

b. Foot of a mountain.

c. Hands of a clock.


  • Alliteration-

a. Hair from a hammer’s head.

b. Trunk of a tree.

c. Birch’s bark.

Read the following sentences carefully. Then fill in the blanks using appropriate words from the bracket to make puns:

  1. She had a photographic memory but never developed
  2. He was struggling to figure out how lightning works when it struck
  3. Every calendar’s days are
  4. A bicycle cannot stand on its own because it is too tired.
  5. I am reading a book on anti-gravity, it’s impossible to put down the book.
  6. I’d tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn’t get any
  7. What do you call Watson, when Sherlock isn’t around?
  8. I would tell you a history joke, but it’s too
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