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Jharkhand B.Ed 2019 comprehension question paper model set

Directions-(Q. 1-10): Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer out of the four choices given after each question that follows.


'The Tower' is a poem written by Yeats. It has three parts that correspond to three stages of life, or three modes of relating to the world, but not in scheme as simple as youth, adulthood and old age. Rather, the first and third parts or the first and third poems in a three poem sequence chart the internal experiences of an accelerating mind within a decelerating body. The second part is a more external reminiscence, passing elegiacally over the lore of the land. The dying poet is taking a nostalgic survey of this works. The first and third parts take place within a dreaming mind, while the second takes place within the dream.

If we think of this poem as a ceremony, the first part senses that the end is near, but is not ready to face it; the second part is a preparation ritual, and the third arrives at readiness and passes into nothing. If this passing is to have any meaning, the poet must propel himself enthusiastically into the next world rather than fall, withered and bedraggled, out of this one. To do so, he must find the memories in which he was most alive, may be ones that still hurt the most. These moments were truly his, and so are truly his to leave behind.

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