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.
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(i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was
(ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your 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.
(i) ‘All marked with mute surmise’
(ii) The line that refers to what they noticed is:
‘My radiance rare and fathomless’