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Corona Says (Poem) Q/A Grade 11



Understanding the text

Answer the following questions.

a. Who is the speaker in the poem?

Answer: Corona is the speaker.

b. Who claim that they are superior to all?

Answer: Human beings claim that they are superior to all.

c. Why has the speaker come to the Earth?

Answer: The speaker has come to the Earth to take revenge because..
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d. What positive changes have occurred on Earth after the speaker's visit?

Answer: There are some positive changes that have occurred on the Earth after the speaker’s visit. They are listed in this way:

The blue sky is clean and clear without dust and smoke.

The air is also clean.

All the creatures are free.

The Earth has got chance to take rest..

Reference to the context

a. What does the speaker mean when he says:

But have you ever counted

How many have died so far

Because of you and your wars?

These lines are from the poem ‘Corona Says’. This poem gives a sharp satire to human beings for their air-filled ego. From the lines we can say that the speaker claims us. We, human beings, are responsible for wars and loss of their lives. The devastation caused by wars is more terrible than the problem caused by such pandemics.

Wars are the result of disputes over resources and land, or of a government's desire to increase its influence and power. Millions of people have lost their lives and properties because of wars. Aftereffects of wars cause them to suffer physically and psychologically.

b. Explain the following:

I will depart one day.

But remember

There’re many others like me.

They’ll come too.

If you don’t get rid of your inflated ego,

You’ll be back to your cave time

That you endured

Long, long, long ago ......

In the given extract, the speaker warns mankind that the pandemic can be controlled but they may suffer from other fatal diseases due to their own behaviours, and finally they can be the cause of the extinction of human civilization.

No country has remained untouched by the pandemic. However, no pandemic can be beyond human control. This happens because of human wisdom and the same wisdom is the origin of fatal diseases. The way humans treat the nature is gradually leading human civilization to its decline. When we go beyond the bearing capacity of nature, we will go to our primitive age.

c. What does the speaker mean in the following lines? Explain.

The earth is not your property alone-

It’s as much ours as yours.

In the given lines, the speaker argues that the earth is the common habitat of all the living creatures. They have an equal right to use the resources available on earth, to sustain their lives, but human beings deprive them of using resources.

The speaker is worried about growing human pressure on natural world. Human beings are thought to be superior to all the living creatures. They have controlled all the natural resources for their own benefits though the earth is the common home for all the living organisms. In the name of development and progress, humans are destroying the sources of food and habitats of other creatures. To fulfill the demands of growing population, human beings are disturbing the entire ecosystem. The loss of ecosystem causes the extinction of other living creatures.

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