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Unseen Poem for Class 11 English Question Answers

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Unseen Poem for Class 11

Students coming to class 11 should study hard to strengthen their studies so that they can get good marks in the Examination. Keeping all these things in mind, we have come up with Questions and Answers on English Unseen Poem for Class 11 children which will help them.

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Unseen Poem for Class 11

Unseen Poem for Class 11 – Poem 1

Ballad of the Tempest

We were crowded in the cabin,
Not a soul would dare to sleep,
It was midnight on the watres,
And a storm was on the deep
Tis a fearful thing in winter
To be shattered by the blast,
And to hear the rattling trumpet
Thunder : ‘Cut away the mast!’
So we shuddered there in silence,
For the stoutest held his breath,
While the hungry sea was roaring
And the breakers talked with death.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
“We are lost!” the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.
But his litter daughter whispered,
As she took his icy hand,
‘Isn’t God upon the ocean,
Just the same as one the land?
Then we kissed the littel maiden,
And we spake in better cheer,
And we anchored safe in harbour
When the morn was shining clear.

….James T Fields

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 1

  1. Why the people in the cabine were unable to sleep?
    i) Because the party was going on.
    ii) Because no one wanted to sleep.
    iii) Because their ship had got cought in a storm
    iv) Because the captain had not permitted them.
  2. ‘The stoutest held his breath’ means, even the _________
    i) captain was scared
    ii) bravest was scared
    iii) captain’s little daughter was panicked
    iv) The sea was afraid
  3. The sea wa roaring because _________
    i) the sailors had insulted it.
    ii) the ship had hit it hard
    iii) the cloud had disturbed it.
    iv) the storm had disturbed it.
  4. ‘We are lost’ , the captain meant that _________
    i) the ship had gone to a wrong diretion
    ii) the ship had been hijacked by the Somalian pirates
    iii) the ship was going to sink due to heavy storm
    iv) the ship had got some technical problem.
  5. The captain’s hands were ‘icy’ because _________
    i) he had taken a dip in the chilled sea.
    ii) he was suffering from high fever
    iii) he had noticed an ice-berg on his way.
    iv) he was scared and had given up hope.
  6. Find the word in the poem which means _________ ‘large sea waves’.
    i) strom
    ii) blast
    iii) breakers
    iv) roaring.

Unseen Poem for Class 11 with Answers – Poem 2

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day ?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’ st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 2

  1. Infer the meanings of the following phrases:
    (i) summer’s lease
    (ii) the eye of heaven
    (iii) gold complexion
  2. Write the summary of this poem.
  3. Change the following words into noun:
    (i) complex
    (ii) posses
  4. Explain the following lines
    ‘Shall I compare _________ short a date:’


  1. (i) The time allotted for summer is very short while the beloved is eternal.
    (ii) Sun is the eye of the sky.
    (iii) The golden rays of the sun give golden color to the summer day.
  2. The poem begins with a striking question. The poet compares his beloved to a summer day. He finds his beloved more loving and more restrained. Daily activities affect the summer day but the warmth of the beloved is eternal. The poet has established it in the poem, hence it will remain alive forever.
  3. (i) color
    (ii) possession
  4. The poet asks his beloved if he should compare her to a summer day. He tells her that she is sweeter and more temperate than the summer days. Strong winds affect vegetation. The summer season is very short,

Unseen Poem for Class 11 ICSE – Poem 3

Is there aught you need that my hands withhold.
Rich gifts of raiment or grain of gold?
Lo! I have clung to the East and West
Priceless treasures tore from my breast.
And yielded the sons of my stricken womb
To the drum—beats of duty, the sabres of doom.
Gathered like pearls in their alien graves
Silent they sleep by the Persian waves,
Scattered like shells on Egyptian sands.
They lie with pale brows and brave, broken hands
They are strewn like blossoms mown down by chance
On the blood-brown meadows of Flanders and France.

Can ye measure the grief of the tears I weep
Or compass the woe of the watch I keep?
Or the pride that trills thro’ my heart’s despair
And the hope that comforts the anguish of prayer?
And the far and glorious vision I see
Of the torn red banners of victory?
When the terror and tumult of hate shall cease
And life be refashioned on anvils of peace,
And your love shall offer memorial thanks
To the comrades who fought in your dauntless ranks,
And your honour the deeds of the deathless ones,
Remember the blood of my martyred sons!
…S Nada

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 3

  1. Select the synonym of the word ‘sabres’ from the given words:
    (i) weapons
    (ii) arms
    (iii) swords
    (iv) pistols
  2. Select the correct meaning of the word ‘raiment’ from the given options:
    (i) clothing
    (ii) sheet
    (iii) wall
    (iv) covering
  3. Mother India sent her sons to the …………. of death.
    (i) mouth
    (ii) womb
    (iii) teeth
    (iv) jaws
  4. She has parted ……….. her priceless possessions.
    (i) for
    (ii) at
    (iii) with
    (iv) down
  5. Select the word which is the ‘noun form’ of the given word ‘triumph’:
    (i) triumphing
    (ii) triumphant
    (iii) triumphed
    (iv) triumph


  1. (iii) swords
  2. (i) clothing
  3. (iv) jaws
  4. (iii) with
  5. (ii) triumphant

Unseen Poem for Class 11 with MCQ – Poem 4

The island dreams under the dawn
And great boughs drop tranquillity;
The peahens dance on a smooth lawn,
A parrot sways upon a tree,

Raging at his own image in the enamelled sea.
Here we will moor our lonely ship
And wander ever with woven hands,
Murmauring softly lip to lip,
Along the grass, along the sands,
Murmauring how far away are the unquiet lands:

How we alone of mortals are
Hid under quiet boughs apart,
While our love grow and Indian star,
A meteor of the burning heart,
One with the tide that gleams, the wings that gleam and dart,

The heavy boughs, the burnished dove
That moans and sighs a hundred days:
How when we die our shades will rove,
When eve has hushed the feathered ways,
With vapoury footsole by the water’s drowsy blaze.

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 4

  1. ‘alone of mortal’s means away from the company of
    i) animal kingdom
    ii) other sailors
    iii) human beings
    iv) parrots and peahens
  2. The parrot is very excited to find its
    i) swaying joy
    ii) image formed in the mirror
    iii) reflection in the sea.
    iv) loneliness on the tree
  3. ‘boughs drop tranquillity means the wind…
    i) has started blowing
    ii) has stopped blowing
    iii) has disturbed islanders dreams
    iv) caused a sea storm
  4. The narrator and his companion would
    i) leave their ship and rest on sands
    ii) fasten their ship and go for a walk
    iii) repair their ship and restart their journey
    iv) fasten their ship to the parrot’s tree
  5. Find the word in the poem which means same as – ‘wander without a settled destination’.
    i) sways
    ii) dart
    iii) rove
    iv) moans
  6. When the islanders die, the evening will become
    i) noisy and violent
    ii) silent and tranquil
    iii) snowy and frosty
    iv) damp and dull

Unseen Poem for Class 11 NCERT – Poem 5

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms;
And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail.
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad,
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.

Then, a soldier.
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the part,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank: and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 5

  1. In the first stage ‘Infancy’. What are the characteristic feature?
    a) Complaining, properly dressed
    b) Wise, protective
    c) Weak, dependent
    d) Toothless, poor eyesight
  2. The seven roles that a man plays correspond to his.
    a) chronological age in life
    b) desires
    c) mental age in life
    d) idea of a perfect life
  3. These lines have been taken from
    a) famous play ‘As You Like It’
    b) Responsibilities
    c) The Stages of Life
    d) Turning Again Toward Childish
  4. All ‘have their exits and their entrances‘. Exits and entrances refer to
    a) birth and death
    b) beginning and end of play
    c) coming and going of actors
    d) the end of the Shakespearean era
  5. The line ‘creeping like snail unwillingly to school’ contains the poetic device of
    a) Metaphor
    b) Simile
    c) Personification
    d) Hyperbole


  1. c) Weak, dependent
  2. a) chronological age in life
  3. a) famous play ‘As You Like It’
  4. a) birth and death
  5. b) Simile

Unseen Poem for Class 11 in English – Poem 6


I lay in sorrow deep distressed;
My grief a proud man heard,
His looks were cold, he gave me gold,
But not a kindly word.
My sorrow passed I paid him back
The gold he gave to me,
Then stood erect and spoke my thanks
And blessed his charity.
I lay in want and grief, and pain
A poor man passed my way
He bound my head, he gave me bread;
He watched me night and day;
How shall I pay him back again
For all he did to me?
Oh, gold is great, but greater far
Is heavenly sympathy.

….Charles Mackay

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 5

  1. The poet realised in the last that
    (a) the poor man was better than the rich man
    (b) sympathy was more valuable than gold
    (c) the rich main was better than the poor man
    (d) money was the most important thing in the world.
  2. One day the poet was in
    (a) trouble
    (b) need of money
    (c) need of a friend
    (d) depression.
  3. The proud rich man offered the poet
    (a) sympathy
    (b) money
    (c) bread
    (d) tea
  4. The word that means opposite to sorrow is
    (a) carelessness
    (b) ability
    (c) joy
    (d) beauty.
  5. The poet was in a fix because
    (a) he didn’t know how to pay back to the rich proud man
    (b) he didn’t know the poor man who served him so much
    (c) he wanted to give money to the poor man but he had no money
    (d) he didn’t know how to pay back to the poor main’s service to him.


  1. (b) sympathy was more valuable than gold
  2. (a) trouble
  3. (b) money
  4. (c) joy
  5. (d) he didn’t know how to pay back to the poor main’s service to him.

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