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What images does the poet use to describe his grandmother to what senses do these images appeal?

What images does the poet use to describe his grandmother to what senses do these images appeal?

The poet uses four senses to describe his grandmother. Her shape, purple scarf, and plastic shopping bag appeal to the sense of sight. Warm and damp hands appeal the sense of touch likewise the smell of roots appeal to the sense of smell. And the voice coming from the rock appeals to the sense of sound.

How does the poet feel about his grandmother?

Ans : “Grandmother” by Ray young bear presents the feeling of a poet whose mind is full of grandmother’s memory. The grandmother used to love him so much in the past that her memory is printed in almost all his sense organs. Because of those ever lasting memory, he feels nostalgic towards his grandmother.

Why does the old pensioner spit into the face of time?

Answer: The old man spits into the face of time because he is angry with it. Time has changed him into an old , weak, and unattractive man. He had very happy moment before the time made him old. Therefore, he spits into the face of time, i.e. shows anger towards time.

Do you know someone like Khushwant Singh’s grandmother describe?

Answer. Khushwant Singh describes his grandmother as Short ,fat and a little Stooped. He also describes her as being not pretty in the traditional sense but her serenity made her beautiful as she always used to chant silent prayers from beads of rosary. She was always in spotless white.

Why did the grandmother hobble around the house?

Answer: The grandmother was short, fat and her body was bent due to her age. She was forced to put a hand to her waist to support the stoop so that she could not walk straight. So she hobbled around the house while she was moving around, just like a lame person.

How did the grandmother die?

After the return of the author, the grandmother celebrated his home coming for an entire night and consequently fell ill. However, she could not recover from her illness and she died chanting the name of God, with the rosery in her hand.

Why does the author say she was never pretty but always beautiful?

The statement of the author about his grandmother”she could never have been pretty but she was always beautiful” means that the author’s grandmother did not have good looks or blonde hair but she had always had a beautiful heart and was an extremely caring person.

Why does the narrator say that his grandmother could never have been pretty but she was always beautiful?

The grandmother’s physical appearance was not very appealing. She had wrinkles and she was fat, short and slightly bent. Hence the narrator calls her beautiful instead of pretty as pretty refers to the external beauty while beautiful is the inner beauty.

Why does the narrator call his grandmother a winter landscape?

The author compares his grandmother’s beauty with the “pure white serenity” of a winter landscape. She imbibed that “peace and contentment” in her appearance and beauty.

Why was the grandmother compared to the winter landscape in the mountain?

ANSWER: Narrators’ grandmother was a very beautiful person from inside . He gave the impression of ‘winter landscape in the mountains’ because of her white hair and spotless clothes. The narrator’s grandmother used to wear the clothes which would have no spots in them and her hair had turned all grey.

What did the author think was the last physical contact with his grandmother was it really so?

Answer. The last sign of the physical contact between the author and the grandmother is when she kissed in the narrator’s forehead. authir thing that be a last physical contact because he might not see her again. h e never expected his grandmother to live five more years.

What was the last sign?


What was the change that was seen in the grandmother?

As a result of overstraining, she was affected by a mild fever. While the doctor assured them that it would pass, Grandmother believed that her end was near. She refused to talk to them and prayed to her life’s end.

What was the last sign of physical contact between the grandmother and her grandson?

The grandmother kissed the forehead of the narrator before he left for abroad. The narrator considered it the last sign of physical contact.

What used to be the happiest moments of the day for the grandmother?

The grandmother took to feeding sparrows in the city as she used to feed dogs in the village. Hundreds of little birds collected round her. Some of them perched on her head and legs. Feeding the sparrows was ‘the happiest half-hour of the day for her’.

What did she do instead of praying?

1. The grandmother did not pray on the day the narrator returned from abroad. She was extremely happy that her grandson had returned and so instead of praying she collected women from the neighbourhood and beat the drum and sang songs. 2.