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.

(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.

(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’