NCERT Solutions for class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 7 When I set out for Lyonnesse - Champstreet

NCERT English - Class 8

Honeydew (Poem)

Chapter 7: When I Set Out for Lyonnesse

Working with the Poem

Question 1: In the first stanza, find words that show
(i) that it was very cold.
(ii) that it was late evening.
(iii) that the traveller was alone.

Answer:
(i) Rime
(ii) Starlight
(iii) Lonesomeness

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Question 2:
(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was
(a) improbable.
(b) impossible.
(c) unforeseeable.
(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Answer:
(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was unforeseeable.
(ii) The two lines that justify the above answer are as follows:
‘No prophet durst declare;
Nor did the wisest wizard guess’

Question 3 :
(i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following:
‘Everyone noticed something, and they made Guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.
(ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed.

Answer:
(i) ‘All marked with mute surmise’
(ii) The line that refers to what they noticed is: ‘My radiance rare and fathomless’