CLASS: 11th CLASS (1ST YEAR, FSC PART 1, HSSC-1, ICS)
SUBJECT: ENGLISH BOOK Iii (PTBB)
POEM NAME: “A SINDHI WOMAN”
POET NAME: “JAN STALLWORTHY”
STANZA NO. 1
Bare foot, through the bazaar And with the same undulant grace As the cloth blown from her face She glides with a stone jar High on her head And not a ripple in her tread
These lines have been taken from the poem “A Sindhi Woman” written by Jan Stallworthy.
A Sindhi woman, with a jar of water on her head, is passing through the bazaar in slums. Her gait is smooth and body strong.
The poet describes a Sindhi Woman who is passing through bazaar. She is without shoes. She is moving like a wave. Her gait is graceful. She is covering her face with a veil. But the wind removes it from her face. She is walking smoothly with a jar on her head. There is no jerk in her gait.
In short, the poet watches a sindhi poor woman passing through bazaar. The city is littered with garbage. She is carrying a jar of water on her head. She does not let water fall out of it. There is no jerk in her movement. Her gait is smooth and her back is straight.
"Despair often breeds disease."
"Frailty thy, name is woman"___Shakespeare.
"Adversity reveals the best in man."___Shakespeare.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: What qualities of the woman does the poet describe?
Ans: The poet tells us that the woman’s style of walk is as smooth as a wave. Although she is carrying a jar on her head, the smoothness of her walk is not disturbed. And then she wears a veil as well. She is poor but hardworking. Her body is strong and smooth.
Q: Which quality of the woman is the most impressive?
Ans: The poet has compared the gait of the woman with the movement of a wave. He says that she carries a jar on her head, still no ripple is seen in her gait. She carries a jar on her head. But the best of her qualities is that she is hardworking. Her body is strong. Her back is straight.
Bazaar: star, bar, tar, car, scar.
Grace: face, trace, case, ace, base.
Tread: head, bed, red, pled, wed.
Blown: Thrown, Known, Own, Shown, sown.
Glides: Sides, guides, Tribes, Bribes, scribes.
Ripple: Triple, nipple, cripple, tipple, dipple.
Bare: scare, share, stare, hare, pare.
- bare: undressed, naked.
- grace: honour, awe.
- blow: push aside, remove.
- glide: Slide, move.
- ripples: little waves.
- tread: take step.
- Undulant: wave-like.
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