In the poem, ‘First Flight’ the word ‘languid’ is used to depict that the waves of the sea mentioned in the poem sway gently. The poem is about the dream of Amanda, who dreams to escape into her own solitary dreamland.
What is the image created by languid emerald sea?
ii What kind of an image does “languid, emerald sea” evoke? ANS: It evokes the image of a calm and green sea. The word ‘languid’ means ‘relaxed’ which points towards silent water.
Who live in a languid emerald sea?
Ans: A mermaid lives in a languid, emerald sea.
Who do these lines refer to there is a languid emerald sea where the sole inhabitant is me a mermaid drifting blissfully?
Answer: a. The lines refer to Amanda.
Who is compared to Emerald sea Mermaid sole inhabitants?
(a) ‘me’ stands for Amanda. (b) ‘me’ feels that she is a mermaid and the only inhabitant of the languid, emerald sea, who drifts blissfully.
Do you consider Amanda’s mother to be a nagging mother?
Answer: Amanda’s mother is indeed a nagging mother. She is all about instructions and finding faults. No doubt it is her responsibility to instil good values into her daughter, but not at the cost of her child’s happiness.
What does the repetition of Amanda mean?
Answer: repetition : use of word ‘Amanda’ imagery: drifting blissfully . alliteration:’stop that slouching and sit up straight ‘ – ‘s’ sound is being repeated at the start of closely placed words . ‘Allusion : ‘mermaid’ is a well known imaginary creature.
Which figure of speech is used in the line there is a languid emerald sea?
There is a languid emerald sea (personification) where the sole inhabitant is me a mermaid (metaphor) drifting blissfully. Personification is the technique or practice of representing objects, qualities, etc.
How does me feel in Amanda?
Amanda feels suffocated because she is controlled and instructed not to do one thing or the other. She feels that her freedom is curtailed. But Amanda wishes to be free to live in her own world. She is a very sensitive girl who indulges in daydreaming quiet often.
What does the speaker ask Amanda clean?
The speaker asks Amanda to clean her shoes.
Who is the mermaid in Amanda What does she wish to do?
Answer: The mermaid is Amanda herself; as imagined by Amanda. She wishes to drift blissfully on a dreamy, emerald sea, without anyone else accompanying her.
What does a mermaid represent here?
In some cultures, the mermaid signifies life and fertility within the ocean. In others, she embodies the destructive nature of the water, luring sailors to their deaths — serving as an omen for storms, unruly seas and disaster.
What could Amanda do if she was a mermaid?
Answer: If Amanda were a mermaid, then she would drift slowly on a languid emerald sea. She would be the sole inhabitant of the relaxed green sea and would move slowly on it.
Who is the sole inhabitant of the sea?
Answer: The sole inhabitant of the sea is Amanda who is the mermaid. Amanda wants to drift blissfully with the soft-moving waves of the sea.
Who do you think is speaking to Amanda?
Who do you think is speaking to her? Answer: One of her parents is speaking to her. Most probably it is her mother.