Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adv. Level English II English Language

Read the following poem and answer the questions given below.

A Complaint
There is a change--and I am poor;
Your love hath been, nor long ago,
A fountain at my fond heart's door,
Whose only business was to flow;
And flow it did; not taking heed
Of its own bounty, or my need.

What happy moments did I count!
Blest was I then all bliss above!
Now, for that consecrated fount
Of murmuring, sparkling, living love,
What have I? Shall I dare to tell?
A comfortless and hidden well.

A well of love--it may be deep--
I trust it is,--and never dry:
What matter? If the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.
--Such change, and at the very door
Of my fond heart, hath made me poor.
1.      What is this poem about?
2.      What does this mean?  ‘What matter? If the waters sleep
In silence and obscurity.’
3.      What do you mean by ‘change’ in the first line?
4.      To what category does this poem belong to? Give reasons for your answer.
5.      What is the topic you feel better for this poem? Give reasons for your answer.
D.N. Aloysius -21.06.2013

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