Saturday, September 5, 2009
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the Hand that Rules the World (Questions and Answers)
Q.1: Why does the poet compare mothers’ hands to a rainbow?
Ans: Rainbow is a sign of peace. It is also a sign that storm has passed and trouble is over. The poet compares mother’s hands to a rainbow in the sense the mother’s hands possess all the characteristics of rainbow. The hands of mother protect children from the storms of pains and suffering. She brings about peace and prosperity in the lives of children.
Q.2: Describe the role of mother?
Ans: Mother looks after her child with love and care. She brings up child to be man of character and courage. She guides him to lead the right path. She tells him difference of good and evil.
Q.3: Explain how the poet gives credit for all great achievement of people to mothers?
Ans: The poet gives credit for all great achievements of people to mothers because she looks after them from infancy and trains them in the best way and then they achieve greatness in the world. All the great achievements are the result of mothers’ efforts.
Q.4: Why does the poet say that the prayer for mothers mingles with that said in the heavens?Ans: Prayer for mother is said by all. Even the angles in heaven participate in the prayer said on earth. So both prayers are mingled with one another, because their aim and object is mine. Tags: English for Matriculation
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