NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Chapter 11 – For Anne Gregory

Class 10 English First Flight NCERT Solutions Poem 11 – For Anne Gregory

NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight (Textbook in English for class X) covering all question answers of lessons and poetry and Footprints without feet (Supplementary Reader) updated for new academic session 2020-21.

Revision Notes Class 10 English

Poem NameFor Anne Gregory
ChapterChapter 11
ClassClass 10
SubjectEnglish Ncert Solutions
CategoryCBSE NCERT Solutions


Page No: 141 Thinking about the Poem

1. What does the young man mean by “great honey- colored/Ramparts at your ear?” Why does he say that young men are “thrown into despair” by them?
Ans: The “great honey- colored/Ramparts at your ear” refers to the beautiful yellow colored hair that falls at the woman’s ear and cover it like a wall around a fort. He says that the young men are “thrown into despair” by them because they look so beautiful on the woman that her beauty gets thoroughly enhanced. The young men fall in love with her and feel despair. He says that it is not possible that someone would love her alone and not her yellow hair.

2. What color is the young woman’s hair? What does she say she can change it to? Why would she want to do so?
The young woman’s hair is of yellow color. She says that she could get her hair dyed to brown, black or carrot color. She would change the color of her hair so that the young men in despair would love her only and not her yellow hair. She wanted them to love her for what she was and not for her appearance such as her hair color.